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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
First and Third Sundays beginning April 2
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 and also July 30
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
First and Third Sundays, June, July & August
noon-3 p.m.
No reservations required.
(12 years and older) The wood carvers lend their tools and expertise to help you uncover your hidden artistic talent as you create a creature from a block of wood. The lessons are free. There is a nominal charge for wood blanks.

Civil War Encampment
Sunday, June 4
noon-4 p.m.
No reservations required.
(All ages) Walk through a civil war encampment, talk with members of the Virginia 49th Volunteer Infantry and watch drilling and firing demonstrations throughout the day. FREE.

Father's Day Celebration
Sunday, June 18
noon-4 p.m.
No reservations required.
(All ages) Treat Dad to a day at the mill for Father’s Day. Mill tour is free for all dads accompanied by their children. Tour costs: $7 adults, $6 student 16 and up with ID, $5 child and senior.

40th Anniversary
Sunday, August 20
(All ages) Come enjoy a very special Grinding Day as the mill celebrates its 40th year on the National Register of Historic Places. Maintained by the National Park Service, The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation, and Colvin Run Mill has been on it since 1977. FREE.

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