Claude Moore Colonial Farm
The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run is a living history museum that portrays family life on a small, low-income farm just prior to the Revolutionary War. This privately funded and operated National Park, located in McLean, Virginia, has served more than 2 million visitors since it opened in 1973, and is host to increasing numbers each year.
The popularity of the Farm is due in large part to its continuing focus on authenticity and its ongoing encouragement of both child and adult visitors to participate in the daily activities of an 18th century family farm. Experiential learning is a growing trend with most museums and the Farm has been a leader in this —-for over 40 years.
The Farm has achieved national recognition for its innovative educational programming that uses the 18th-century Farm as an authentic representation of colonial agricultural history to provide perspective and context for present day life. Each year, thousands of students visit this working class farm, which recreates the life and times of a tenant family living in northern Virginia in 1771.Read More
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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.
- Farm Skills
- Colonial Living Experience
- Environmental Living Center (ELC)
- Junior Interpreter Program
- Educational Resources