Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Claude Moore Colonial Farm Claude Moore Colonial farm is closed forever The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a privately funded and operated National Park and living history museum founded in 1972.
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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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03/22/2019

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Junior interpreter sewing.#1771 #colonialliving #sewing
03/20/2019

Junior interpreter sewing.
#1771 #colonialliving #sewing

Planting on the Farm site.  Spring is on its way.#1771 #colonialliving #spring #plantingseason
03/18/2019

Planting on the Farm site. Spring is on its way.
#1771 #colonialliving #spring #plantingseason

Farm wife working with shaving horse (1970s).#1771 #colonialliving
03/15/2019

Farm wife working with shaving horse (1970s).
#1771 #colonialliving

Saturday afternoon at our Environmental Living Center.  One of our first programs in the 1970s.#colonialliving #1771
03/08/2019

Saturday afternoon at our Environmental Living Center. One of our first programs in the 1970s.
#colonialliving #1771

Farm site in the 1980s.  Stay warm today!#1771 #colonialliving
03/06/2019

Farm site in the 1980s. Stay warm today!
#1771 #colonialliving

Chores on the Farm site when the farm used to be open in the winter.
03/04/2019

Chores on the Farm site when the farm used to be open in the winter.

Dinner on the farm site - early 70s.
03/02/2019

Dinner on the farm site - early 70s.

Early Market Fair - late 1970s
02/28/2019

Early Market Fair - late 1970s

Young visitor from the 70s.
02/28/2019

Young visitor from the 70s.

Happy Friday everyone.  Here are some pictures of early Market Fairs (1980's).
02/22/2019

Happy Friday everyone. Here are some pictures of early Market Fairs (1980's).

As promised here is a picture of the early days on the Farm.  Hundreds of boys and girls participated in the Junior Inte...
02/20/2019

As promised here is a picture of the early days on the Farm. Hundreds of boys and girls participated in the Junior Interpreter program over the Farm's 45 years.

The Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm are happy to share that while we are preparing for the next chapter of the Far...
02/15/2019

The Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm are happy to share that while we are preparing for the next chapter of the Farm, we are working on our archives and secured a booth at "It's Bazaar on 21st Street" in Purcellville. Take advantage of the long weekend to go visit. We will also be sharing some old pictures of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm in the next few days.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm
01/09/2019

Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Claude Moore Colonial Farm
01/09/2019

Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Statement from the Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm Friends, Volunteers, and Visitors,The Claude Moore Colonial Far...
12/23/2018

Statement from the Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Friends, Volunteers, and Visitors,

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run closed forever on Friday, December 21, 2018. The Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the millions of visitors to the Farm over the years. In addition, we deeply value the invaluable time and talents of thousands of adult and youth volunteers and the financial and in-kind contributions of our many benefactors.

The Board of the Friends will be taking some time during the holiday season to rest and reflect on the accomplishments of our volunteers and supporters for these last 37 years. When the New Year dawns we will be continuing our mission of history, agricultural and environmental living educational programs in another location. Please continue to follow us on our social media sites for updates.

The Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, which has operated the Farm for these last 37 years, is no longer fundraising or accepting donations. Any individual or organization purporting to raise money in the name of Claude Moore or the Claude Moore Colonial Farm is doing so under false pretenses. The Farm will not reopen at its former site in McLean under any name associated with Claude Moore or the Claude Moore Colonial Farm so any claims to the contrary from any party, including the National Park Service, are false. The National Park Service has stated that it intends to hold community meetings to discuss future uses of the site. The Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run will not be involved in those discussions, although we encourage our former volunteers and supporters within the community to make your voices heard.

The Friends of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run extend our warmest wishes for a lovely holiday and a happy New Year.

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is now permanently closed.  We wish everyone a Happy Holiday.
12/22/2018

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm is now permanently closed. We wish everyone a Happy Holiday.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo
12/16/2018

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo

Don't forget today is the last day that the BookShop is open! Great deals to be had on books, prints and unusual items! ...
12/16/2018

Don't forget today is the last day that the BookShop is open! Great deals to be had on books, prints and unusual items!
The GateHouse has been restocked and will be open SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY 10:00am to 5:00pm. All items now at 50% off!

Huzzah to our friends, old and new, who joined us for Christmas in the Country! We had a record-breaking number of visit...
12/11/2018

Huzzah to our friends, old and new, who joined us for Christmas in the Country! We had a record-breaking number of visitors, and we were so glad for the company at our last event of the season.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo
12/11/2018

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo
12/11/2018

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo
12/11/2018

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo
12/11/2018

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo

We hope you'll join us today for the final event of the season! We will be celebrating the winter season in 18th century...
12/09/2018

We hope you'll join us today for the final event of the season! We will be celebrating the winter season in 18th century style; with food, music, and song! $5 for adults, $4 for kids and seniors, and children under 3 enter free.

The Farm Wife (here pictured with her children) is busy preparing a feast to share with her neighbors tomorrow, 12/9, at...
12/08/2018

The Farm Wife (here pictured with her children) is busy preparing a feast to share with her neighbors tomorrow, 12/9, at Christmas in the Country. Join us as we celebrate the joy of living history this weekend before the Farm closes for the season. #visit1771 #save1771

This weekend is your last chance to visit the historic farm site before we go into hibernation for the winter. This Sund...
12/07/2018

This weekend is your last chance to visit the historic farm site before we go into hibernation for the winter. This Sunday, 12/9, the Colonial Farmers will be celebrating Christmas in the Country with music and food. Don't miss it! #visit1771

The Farm has celebrated the winter season with wassailing--songs and celebration--for many years. These jovial figured l...
12/06/2018

The Farm has celebrated the winter season with wassailing--songs and celebration--for many years. These jovial figured led the revelry in 1998 (left), and another year, undated. Can the Farm's longtime volunteers date photo on the right? #TBT #visit1771 #save1771

YES, We are open today!These rosehips are waiting to become tea, tonic, jelly, or wine! Rosehips are bursting with vitam...
12/05/2018

YES, We are open today!

These rosehips are waiting to become tea, tonic, jelly, or wine! Rosehips are bursting with vitamin C and a terrific way to for our Farmers to supplement their diet and fight off winter ailments in a variety of medicinal applications. #fromthehearth #farmtotable #wildfruit #historicalfoodways #visit1771

Visit our GateHouse Shop for great gifts, now 40% off! Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.
12/04/2018

Visit our GateHouse Shop for great gifts, now 40% off! Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.

"A cat may look at a king." This strange idiom was used in England as early as 1562, and meant that even those of low st...
12/04/2018

"A cat may look at a king." This strange idiom was used in England as early as 1562, and meant that even those of low status have undeniable rights. Lover Boy, one of the Farm's five mousers, would never be cowed by a king. #visit1771

12/03/2018
Colonial Williamsburg -- Dancing at the Raleigh - "The Pilgrim"

Dancing was a popular pastime for 18th century Virginians of every social class. Lower income people would have enjoyed country dances, jiigs, and reels, especially during the Christmas season. Check out this video of a dance performed at Colonial Williamsburg, and join us December 9 at Christmas in the Country to try out a country dance! #visit1771

Recorded on October 12, 2011 using a Flip Video camera.

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12/02/2018

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Winter time was a very social time for 18th century Virginians! Join us next Sunday, December 9, for Christmas in the Co...
12/01/2018

Winter time was a very social time for 18th century Virginians! Join us next Sunday, December 9, for Christmas in the Country to sample ginger cookies, and hot cider, learn colonial dancing, and participate in the merrymaking! #visit1771

The Farm House's window has no glass to keep out the cold, but closing the window shuts out all natural light. Our Farme...
11/30/2018

The Farm House's window has no glass to keep out the cold, but closing the window shuts out all natural light. Our Farmers have solved this problem the cost-effective 18th century way: a linen cloth, coated in wax, is hung before the window to cut the biting wind. #workaday #visit1771

Mistress Ruckman, in this #TBT photo from 1987, is peeling the "everpresent potatoes" for dinner, as noted on the revers...
11/29/2018

Mistress Ruckman, in this #TBT photo from 1987, is peeling the "everpresent potatoes" for dinner, as noted on the reverse of the photograph. #visit1771

Salt was a crucial part of the 18th century kitchen. With it, one could preserve fresh fish from the Potomac, maintain t...
11/28/2018

Salt was a crucial part of the 18th century kitchen. With it, one could preserve fresh fish from the Potomac, maintain the salt-cured ham, and pickle any number of food items. It had a variety of other household uses, including cleaning and medical remedies.#visit1771 #fromthehearth

Our Bronze turkeys on the prowl for insects. Bronze turkeys are so named for their coppery-bronze colored metallic sheen...
11/27/2018

Our Bronze turkeys on the prowl for insects. Bronze turkeys are so named for their coppery-bronze colored metallic sheen; they inherited this trait from the wild American turkeys that bred with the domestic turkeys of colonists. To read more about this breed, check out the Livestock Conservancy's great resources! #visit1771 #friendsofafeather
https://livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/bronze

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo
11/27/2018

Claude Moore Colonial Farm's cover photo

The Farmwife greets some militia men in this undated  throwback photo. This humble archivist guesses the photo is circa ...
11/26/2018

The Farmwife greets some militia men in this undated
throwback photo. This humble archivist guesses the photo is circa late 1980s. Can any of the Farm's longtime friends date it? #TBT #visit1771 #save1771

Reenactors hike to the Farm from Fort Marcy.  #visit1771
11/25/2018

Reenactors hike to the Farm from Fort Marcy. #visit1771

Shop local this #SmallBusinessSaturday at our GateHouse gift store (open until 5pm) or used & rare BookShop (open until ...
11/24/2018

Shop local this #SmallBusinessSaturday at our GateHouse gift store (open until 5pm) or used & rare BookShop (open until 7pm)! #visit1771

The colonists of the Falls Church area, where our 1771 Farmers would have attended church, had displaced the Native Amer...
11/23/2018
American History

The colonists of the Falls Church area, where our 1771 Farmers would have attended church, had displaced the Native Americans of the area completely by 1740. One of those tribes was the Piscataway, who you can learn more about through this 2016 interview about the modern Piscataway Conoy Tribe.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of the life, languages, literature, history and arts of all tribes of the Western Hemisphere, from the far reaches of Alaska to the southernmost tip of South America.

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