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Take a Step Into Yesteryear!

This is the farm and lab of McCormick of International Harvester fame. If you have ever lived on a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anthony P
Charleston, South Carolina
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Lovely and free little break from your drive

Only a couple minutes away from the highway there is a lovely oasis, ideal for stretching your... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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128 Cyrus McCormick Cir, Raphine, VA 24472
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the farm and lab of McCormick of International Harvester fame. If you have ever lived on a farm, you are familiar with this brand. The farm itself features several beautiful buildings recreated to look like they may have back in the day. The...More

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 24 January 2018

My husband and I stopped here on our way home from Pennsylvania. It's right off I-81, so you don't have to drive far to get here. There was one other couple at the farm the day we went. It was peaceful. The old cabins were...More

Thank gmorgan6
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Only a couple minutes away from the highway there is a lovely oasis, ideal for stretching your legs, having a picnic, and learning a little bit! This free museum is operated by VA Tech and is surrounded by an agricultural test station, but the actual...More

Thank GoingWithKid
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The Cyrus McCormick Farm at Walnut Grove is known as the birthplace of mechanical reaper, the predecessor to the combine harvester which eventually led to the forming of the giant International Harvester Corporation. This is where modern farming began. The farm, located halfway between Lexington...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stopped here on our way back from Wade's Mill and really enjoyed the buildings being open and learning more about Cyrus McCormick and family. Just an enjoyable little wayside exhibit area.

Thank HoosierFoodLover
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Come see Cyrus McCormick's reaper, along with the grist mill and blacksmith shop. There is a walking trail along the creek to the pond, we skipped because it was raining.

Thank Margo P
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visit a grist mill built by Cyrus McCormick's grandfather, the McCormick family farm, and the blacksmith shop where Cyrus McCormick developed the mechanized reaper that changed farming practices... all for FREE! It is a self guided tour, with plenty of signage explaining what you are...More

Thank DLW-VA
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Cyrus McCormick lived on this lovely farm, and invented the horse-drawn reaping machine that would change harvesting history. Park by the pond and walk to the two old log buildings where intricate miniature models as well as a full-scale reaper are displayed. There's also the...More

Thank JustFlyingAround
Reviewed 23 May 2016

This place has been VERY WELL preserved! The grounds are kept immaculate. Although no docent was on site, the history boards and pictures explain everything about the Farm. The mill is spectacular and you can see it in operation. The trail to the pond is...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 23 March 2016

If you are a history or farm buff this is a great stop. The buildings and mill are nice to explore and the models of the different versions of the reaper were a nice surprise. We can't wait to get a chance to stop with...More

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17 August 2016|
Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
I'm "assuming" it's opened from sunup to sundown. You walk around on your own, visiting the various buildings. It has explanation signage inside the buildings. And the walking path also has a few signs. Unless there is a... More