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Address: State Rte. 606, 5 mi north of Lexington, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540/377-2255
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Unfortunately we were trying to see this attraction prior to a major storm hitting the area. According to radar we had an hour or so, so we quickly toured the site. I wish we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Layton, Utah
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Layton, Utah
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72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately we were trying to see this attraction prior to a major storm hitting the area. According to radar we had an hour or so, so we quickly toured the site. I wish we would have taken more time regardless of the storm. The farm was stunning. Having been raised on a farm myself I was quickly "in love" with... More 

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is not exactly a museum but rather several restored buildings, including a grist mill, which are open to the public without charge and contain replicas of the original reaper and other artifacts from the original farm. There is also a nature trail that leads to the mill pond. It's all very low key but worth a visit if you... More 

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Thank Virginia M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The exhibits include a museum of the development of the McCormick reaper, a water powered flour mill, several small outbuildings and a path to the millpond. Most enjoyable for us was the walk on the path, where there are descriptive plaques of the local ecology. I also enjoyed the presentation in models, photos and narratives about the development of the... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The industrial revolution started at this farm. The story behind the story was fascinating. Great for all ages

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Crystal Brook, Australia
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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

For those with a farming background or interest. Cyrus's reaper as well as a water powered flour mill. Enjoyed the walk to the mill pond with explanations about plant life & environment.

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Thank Malcolm S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This was such a neat piece of history to visit and learn about Cyrus McCormick. It is free with plenty of picnic benches for a picnic lunch and there is a pond with ducks that you can feed. It was definitely worth the trip to see.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Perfect for a family that likes history and nature. Self-guided nature trail and historic buidlings shows the history of farming and how Virginia Tech is improving the land and protecting the plants.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very interesting and the site is very pretty. There is a nature walk by the water which is maintained by students from,I believe, UVM. Signs describe the types of vegetation.Definately worth stopping for.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Things that may be helpful: 1) The address listed in TA makes it a bit hard to get there. Our nav system got us there using 128 McCormick Farm Circle in Raphine. 2) The attraction is free and very self-directed. We were there about an hour and saw no one who worked at the attraction. We looked! McCormick's inventions were... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a very interesting venue to see how a corn mill worked back in the 19th century. It is well maintained. The explanations are good about the importance of Cyrus McCormick to farming. There is also a short 1 mile trail through the woodland of the farm with signs describing then and now in the landscape. The pond needs... More 

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