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. Admission to the park is FREE except for some special events. There is a fee for tours.
Tour 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.
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035