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Farm Skills Program
This hands on program teaches important farm skills and includes a farm visit. Paid reservations required.

Colonial Living Experience
This weekend overnight program will immerse you in the 18th century. Participants will wear period clothes, cook meals over a fire, sleep in tents and learn 18th century skills. Paid reservations required.

Environmental Living Experience
This program was designed for school and scout groups to have a full immersion in the 18th century. Groups leaders are trained by CMCF staff and then create their own program with the space and some basic tools supplied.

Junior Interpreter Program
The junior interpreter program is designed for children ages 10-17 who think it might be fun to join the “Farm Family”. After an application process, children may dress in period costume and assist the staff with the upkeep of the 18th century farm site as well as learn colonial skills.

More Programming:

  • Farm Skills
  • Colonial Living Experience
  • Internships
  • Environmental Living Center (ELC)
  • Junior Interpreter Program
  • Educational Resources


Tobacco Harvest

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, August 18, 2018 Harvest time is here! Help the Farm Family clean the tobacco leaves, gather the cut plants and hang them on the tobacco sticks inside the tobacco barn to cure! Regular Admiss [...]

Furnished with a Firelock

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, September 22, 1-4pm Turn out for your militia! Come learn about 18th Century Virginia’s militia laws, and the farm family’s requirments for service. Witness the sights and sounds of an 18th [...]


Saturday, October 6, 6 - 9 PM Our annual fundraising party will include live music, silent auction, dancing with a supper included. Cash bar available. Avian Sponsor: Farm Family Membership, 4 Oktober [...]

Autumn Market Fair

McLEAN 11:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 2018 Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples and hearty breads. Stop by the Shady Pig & Turkey Tavern for a c [...]