Colvin Run Mill Historic Site

CONTACT INFORMATION: Colvin Run General Store is open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ticketed Mill Tours available Saturday and Sunday. The grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk.
703-759-2771 TTY 711
10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22066
Julie Gurnee
Colvin Run Mill Manager

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Mill in Motion

05/05/2024 12:00 pm

(All Ages) We're running the mill like it’s 1811 when the mill was first operating. Come see one of the country's remaining examples of early American mass production. Learn why Oliver Evans' plans for an automated mill received one of the first US patents and revolutionized food production in the young country. After you explore the mill, visit the 19th century…

Engineering Then and Now

05/19/2024 12:00 pm

(5-Adult) Colvin Run Mill is an example of early American mechanical engineering. Come see the mill in operation and discover historic and modern engineering. With hands-on activities, conversations with professionals from a variety of engineering fields and sample tools, you will learn how today's engineers are building on the work of engineers of the past to solve…

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