Colvin Run Mill Historic Site

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Monday. Closed Tuesdays.

10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22066

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Colvin Run Mill Tours

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 daily tours, school programs and special events.

Tour Information

  • Guided tours will resume at a later date. Please check back for updates.
  • Admission to the park is FREE except for some special events.

DOWNLOAD a Walking Tour brochure.

DOWNLOAD a Mini-Miller Independent activity guide.

 

Grinding Grain

Public grain grinding tours are suspended until further notice.
Mill staff continue to produce stone-ground products for you to purchase year-round.
Please call 703-759-2771 if you would like to place an order.
Enjoy a walk through history.

CRM exterior 3 410w.jpgTour Colvin Run's restored mill - a water-powered technological marvel built c.1811. On this multi-sensory tour, you'll see the massive waterwheel and gears, hear the roar and knock of those wheels, feel the furrowed stones that grind grain, and smell the burn of mill stones. You'll learn about George Washington's plans for a mill on Colvin Run, hear stories about the man whose ideas revolutionized the milling industry, and encounter the family that ran Colvin Run Mill for more than 50 years.

Customized tours range from interactive flip books that engage young visitors to in-depth historical and engineering information that pique the interest of the most enthusiastic history buff and engineering fan.

A group of people on a tour looks at a grinding stone in the mill

 

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