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Cyrus McCormick Museum

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Address: State Rte. 606, 5 mi north of Lexington, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540/377-2255
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Industrial revolution started here

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sequim, Washington
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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.

Thank Malcolm S
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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.

1 Thank Melinda R
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews
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.

Thank allie912
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 

2 Thank Trek-Always
Richmond, Virginia
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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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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Cyrus McCormick is not very well known in American history, but his invention of the mechanical reaper affected the entire country. This free museum shows some of the technologies that he worked with, including his blacksmiths shop.

Raphine, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I live near this wonderful farm and research station and have become fascinated with the story of what happened there. Cyrus McCormick was a remarkable person but no more so than his parents and siblings. This place can rightly be called the birthplace of the agricultural industrial revolution (with ALL its implications). It is a stones throw from I-81 and... More 

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