Colvin Run Mill Historic Site

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hours: Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday – Sunday

10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22066


Colvin Run Mill Historic Site

Take a Turn at the Mill

Explore beautifully wooded and landscaped grounds around historic Colvin Run Mill and General Store.
Picnic, shop, hike, attend special programs and tour the 200-year-old working mill.

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Grind Days

We are firing up the 1811 mill to make fresh grain, stone-ground on site. Come see the 20-foot waterwheel turn the gears to power the equipment and grind grain you can take home and bake with.

After you explore the mill, spend some time in the Miller’s House then visit the General Store where you can buy milled flours, grits and cornmeal.

The 200-year-old Colvin Run Mill will be operating from noon to 3 p.m., weather dependent, on April 16; and May 7, 21. Check back later to register for Grind Days on June 4, 16; Aug. 6, 20; Sept. 17; and Oct. 1, 15.

The cost is $10 per person and participants may arrive any time after noon.

Register for Grind Days

Colvin Run Mill is Fairfax County's award-winning, operational, 19th-century water-powered gristmill. The site offers recreational and educational activities for all ages through tours, school programs and special events. Admission to the park is FREE. There are fees for tours, programs and special events.

Colvin Run Mill Grounds are open daily dawn to dusk. You may walk the grounds and see the historic Mill and buildings from the outside.

The Mill and Historic Miller’s house are open on weekends from 11-4.  The historic house is a free self-guided exhibit. To see the inside of the mill, you must purchase a mill tour or grind day ticket.  Advance ticket purchase recommended.  See more information on our tours page.

The Colvin Run Mill General Store is open Thursday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All grain and teas can now be purchased in the store during those hours.  See more information on our Colvin Run Mill General Store webpage.

Field Trips

Instructor teaches children about grains around the world.


Girl Scout sewing during a scout program


Volunteer sitting at a desk

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