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“Local historical fun place to go”

Colvin Run Mill Park
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

See a working mill (only a couple of days a month so call ahead to check when it will be working). Friendly workers explain how grain is ground different ways. Buy milled flour there, learn how to carve at a class, and walk the woods. Low key, pretty location, with enough to do for a hour or so. If you want a quiet place to do something a bit different, easy to get to and low pressure friendly place.

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Reviewed 13 June 2012

For the true history or timber industry buff, this place is fabulous. The operating hours vary (given county budget cuts), so it's worth checking them out before making a long journey. They used to make ice cream on some days, which certainly adds to its appeal to children and some of us adults, and nearly everyone finds it fascinating to watch the big wheels turning. Lovely place for a picnic on a nice day.

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Reviewed 14 October 2009

A historic grist mill right off of Rte. 7 in Great Falls, VA. Has weekly demonstrations including civil war reenactments, ice cream making, dulcimer band and maple syrup making. There are also tours of the working mill and often the blacksmith shop is operating for live demonstrations. Great venue for kids and often school groups and cub scouts and brownie troops can be seen touring the grounds - which include gardens and a picnic area. There is also an old fashioned country store that sells candy and crafts related to the time period when the mill was in operation.

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Reviewed 23 September 2016
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