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Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road (Route 7), Great Falls, VA
Phone Number: 703-759-2771
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Excellent tour!

This mill is fascinating, especially since it's one of the only fully operating mills of its kind in the country! My tour guide was fantastic--very knowledgeable and eager to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This mill is fascinating, especially since it's one of the only fully operating mills of its kind in the country! My tour guide was fantastic--very knowledgeable and eager to answer my questions. I highly recommend a visit! Even if you come on a non-milling day, you can come back on a milling day and get in free with your receipt.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

great place to take a family for a fun inexpensive outing. Lots of different activities for kids, scout groups and time wise, doesn't take the whole day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Colvin Run Mill is a great destination for all ages. Both kids and adults can learn about the Mill and how stuff works. Adults will appreciate more technical info and kids the visuals. They actually grind grain here in the fall and sell different flours. How cool is that! It's also a nice stop with younger kids because the Mill... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Just off Route 7 with its constant flow of traffic, this park provides an oasis from the hubbub of city and suburban life. A general store near the parking lot provides a self-guided map through the remainder of the property. A trail takes you past a blacksmith shop, the millers house down to the mill built in the early part... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We saw the mill from the road and we always stop for a mill. We had no idea we would find other buildings on the property. After you park you will come to an early 20th century general store that used to be across the road from the mill. Then you will see a barn with a blacksmith forge attached.... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

If one is interested in colonial America, the Mill is a very informative stop. Throughout the year, but especially in the spring and summer, the Mill presents a lot of special events. There a several places to eat in the nearby village of Great Falls. To get the most out of a visit go when a tour is being offered.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

... kick back for a few hours at Colvin Run Mill, have a picnic, tour the mill, take some photos. This is an unexpected oasis in the bustle of Northern Virginia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed the carving lesson and separately the blacksmith demonstration by the lead blacksmith who made this work of art in about 15 mins...a beautiful leaf key fob. During the demonstration which began around 1130 (Sunday) he discussed the history of blacksmithing and anecdotes...all very interesting. The carving lessons were great fun for the young kids... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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... More 

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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 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... More 

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