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Colvin Run Mill c. 1811 Gearing up for the Future
[ 10017 Colvin Run Road ] [ Great Falls, Virginia 22066 ] [ 703-759-2771 ]

All fee programs at Colvin Run Mill require advance registration and payment. You may register online through Parktakes Online. To register, all you need is your member number (or barcode number), a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard. Not a member yet? Sign up today! You may also call 703-759-2771 for information and to register.

Grain Grinding at Colvin Run Mill Grain Grinding Resumes April 3
First and Third Sundays
noon-3 p.m.
No reservations required.
See and hear 19th century technology at work! The miller will be grinding, conditions permitting. Please call the site to confirm. Tour cost: $7 adults, $6 student 16 and up with ID, $5 child and senior.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations
First Sunday of the month
11 a.m.-3 p.m.

No reservations required.
Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge and works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. FREE.

Northern Virginia Carvers return June 5
First and Third Sundays
noon-4 p.m.
No reservations required.
(12 years and older) The wood carvers lend their tools and expertise to uncover your hidden artistic talent as you create a creature from a block of wood. Free lessons. Nominal fee for wood blank.

Miller Training
Friday, June 17 & Saturday, June 18
8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days

Pre-paid reservations required by June 3.
This is a rare, hands-on opportunity for people to participate in a two-day “practicum” and learn to operate a water-powered mill at Colvin Run Mill. This program is sponsored in part by the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills and presented by Colvin Run Mill’s miller, Mason Maddox. The cost is $150 per person, includes supply fee. Space is extremely limited. For information, call 703-759-2771.

Father's Day Celebration
Sunday, June 19
noon-4 p.m.
No reservations required.
(All ages) Treat Dad to a free wood-carving lesson with Northern Virginia Carvers, noon-4 p.m. Nominal charge for wood blanks. Free mill tours for all dads accompanied by their children. Tour cost separate: $7 per adult, $6 per student 16+ with ID, $5 per child and senior.


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