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National Colonial Farm at Piscataway ParkNational Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park
The Accokeek Foundation stewards 200 acres of Piscataway Park, a national park located in Accokeek, Maryland, on the shore of the Potomac River directly across from Mount Vernon. Our land serves as an outdoor classroom for educational programs, research, agricultural and conservation projects. The National Colonial Farm, an outdoor living history museum, was established by the Accokeek Foundation in 1958. The farm depicts life for an ordinary tobacco planting family in Prince George’s County in the 1770s. Historic sites like George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, represent what many believe life was like in the colonial period. However, large plantations were far from the norm. Very few colonists enjoyed such luxury. The majority were poorer planters, tenant farmers, indentured servants, and slaves. Skilled interpreters lead tours of the National Colonial Farm, highlighting the colonial structures, fields, gardens, and animals. The park is open to the public year around.
On Farm Market and Tour, Saturdays, 10am-2pm
Kicking off the summer season, the Ecosystem Farm is now open to the public every Saturday! The On-Farm Market features certified-organic, seasonal produce, available for purchase while farm staff and volunteers will be available to provide tours of the eight-acre farm to show how sustainable agricultural practices are used to help improve the environment, nourishing nutrient-depleted soil, while producing lush, delicious food. Tours are free and open to all.