Colvin Run Mill Historic Site

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hours: Daily 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays

10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls, Virginia 22066

Mike Henry,
Manager

Colvin Run Mill Historic Site Events

Exploring Teas of the Himalayas

10/20/2018 1:00 pm


(16-Adult) From the established tea gardens in Darjeeling where teas are known as the ‘Champagne of Teas” to the newer, Nepalese gardens whose exquisite teas compete in flavor and variety of styles, this tea-tasting seminar awakens your taste buds to high-grown premium teas. Tea-infused treats and a take-home sampler are included in this program from 1 to 3 p.m. at…

Fall Harvest Grind

10/20/2018 6:00 pm


(5-Adult) The crops have been harvested, and it’s the time of year when a mill like Colvin Run might be running 24 hours a day. After a successful harvest, farmers and their families could come to the mill as they waited for the crops to be turned into flour and cornmeal. Interact with living historians portraying the lives of the miller’s and farmers’ families.…

Grinding Grain

Grinding

10/21/2018 12:00 pm to 10/21/2018 3:00 pm


The mill grinds grain on a regular summer schedule.

Woodworking Skills

11/03/2018 1:00 pm


(10-Adult) Learn how to use basic woodworking tools at Colvin Run Mill. Measure wood, cut planks, hammer nails and more from 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

11/04/2018 11:00 am


(All ages) Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge and works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. This free demonstration at Colvin Run Mill runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. No reservations are required. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Blacksmithing

11/04/2018 11:00 am to 11/04/2018 3:00 pm


A blacksmith fires up his tongs on a regular basis at the mill.

Home Science Fun

11/10/2018 10:00 am


(6-Adult) Learn some basic scientific principles that can be tested with everyday kitchen items. Hands-on demonstrations at Colvin Run Mill will include static electricity and home-made ice cream. The program from 10 a.m. to noon costs $15 per person. For more information, call 703-759-2771.

Camping Skills 101

11/11/2018 1:00 pm


(7-Adult) Learn some hands-on basic camping skills at Colvin Run Mill before you head out to camp. Discuss packing and safety skills, and learn how to build a fire, pitch a tent and set up a campsite. The program from 1 to 3 p.m. costs $15 per person. For more information, call 703-759-2771.