Park Authority

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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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2:00PM, (5-10 years) Bubbles are a great way to explore science and history. Come to…



12:00PM, (All Ages) We’re running the mill like it’s 1811 when the mill was first…



12:00PM, (All Ages) We’re running the mill like it’s 1811 when the mill was first…



10:00AM, (2-5 years) Explore Colvin Run Mill with your toddler this fall. while enjoying…



9:00AM, (All Ages) Bring up to 10 people and learn how to use an old-fashioned cider…



9:00AM, (All Ages) Bring up to 10 people and learn how to use an old-fashioned cider…


Fall Culinary Programs

This fall, unleash your inner chef in a historic setting that blends tradition with culinary innovation at Colvin Run Mill

Fall Children's Programs

Embrace the spirit of autumn at Colvin Run Mill with our captivating lineup of fall programs for children and families alike!

The War of 1812 and the Homefront

Join Colvin Run Mill on Sunday, Nov. 5 from noon to 3 p.m. for The War of 1812 and the Homefront. Uncover untold stories and explore how the war of 1812 impacted communities like Colvin Run Mill. Cost is $10 per person.

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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, April through October. You can buy tickets here or onsite at the General Store.

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.

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