Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, McLean

#6 of 14 in Historic Sites in Fairfax County
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Farm
The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a privately funded and operated National Park and living history museum founded in 1972. The Farm is managed by The Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run Inc., a 501(c)(3) #52-1216556 publicly supported non-profit corporation under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service.

The Farm’s mission is to educate the public about American daily life and agriculture through participation and involvement in an 18th century Virginia tenant family farm and related programs.
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  • The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is no longer in operation. What a tragedy! The operators could not reach agreement with the National Park Service, so this wonderful farm, cherished by me and many...  more »
  • The farm was very quiet and there wasn’t much to see in the way of farm stuff, but the people working were knowledgeable and really friendly and engaging. They let us help with their tasks and...  more »
  • Love the living history and wood smoke of a colonial farm in 1771. This is a picture of the kids militia; they are about to March around. They have some simple food and colonial printing, bookbinding, crafts, toys, and leather goods available at their market fair. Fun for kids and historians all!
  • I found this place yesterday while looking for a place to buy a colonial hat for my daughter's school project. We learned that it will only be open until this weekend because NPS has ordered it to be closed and everything removed by the 21st of December. We showed up anyway, and I am so happy we did. The farm itself is closed for the winter season, but the gift shop is still open. They have so many cool things. We found replica colonial money, wooden toys like a sword, bow and arrow and sling shot. There are hand spindles and wool bags to practice spinning with. They have craft projects, jewelry, and soaps. I absolutely loved everything the shop had, and I am super bummed that it is closing. I wish the National Park Service would reconsider this decision because the farm is self sufficient, and it is a great opportunity for visitors to learn about colonial farm life. I feel like a valuable educational resource is being lost. 😕
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