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Farm Skills Program
This hands on program teaches important farm skills and includes a farm visit. Paid reservations required.

Colonial Living Experience
This weekend overnight program will immerse you in the 18th century. Participants will wear period clothes, cook meals over a fire, sleep in tents and learn 18th century skills. Paid reservations required.

Environmental Living Experience
This program was designed for school and scout groups to have a full immersion in the 18th century. Groups leaders are trained by CMCF staff and then create their own program with the space and some basic tools supplied.

Junior Interpreter Program
The junior interpreter program is designed for children ages 10-17 who think it might be fun to join the “Farm Family”. After an application process, children may dress in period costume and assist the staff with the upkeep of the 18th century farm site as well as learn colonial skills.

More Programming:

  • Farm Skills
  • Colonial Living Experience
  • Internships
  • Environmental Living Center (ELC)
  • Junior Interpreter Program
  • Educational Resources


Tobacco Harvest

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, August 19, 2017 Harvest time is here! Help the Farm Family clean the tobacco leaves, gather the cut plants and hang them on the tobacco sticks inside the tobacco barn to cure! Regular Admiss [...]

18th Century Chore Day

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, September 2, 2017 Chore Days cover seasonal activities on the 18th Century Farm. Subjects will be posted two months ahead of time on our website, 1771.org, on the Calendar of Events Page Reg [...]

Sewing, Spinning & Knitting

McLEAN 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, September 2, 2017 In this workshop, we will discuss patterns, stitches and appropriate materials for 18th Century clothing, while learning basic hand sewing by making yourself a “housewife” [...]

Spinning and Dying Day


Sunday, September 17, 1-4pm Come help the farm family as they card, spin, and dye wool for knitting. Compare wool processing with flax and note the differences in how they are prepared. Regular admiss [...]