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

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where it all began, Cyrus McCormick farm

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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.

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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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Cave Spring, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A nice place to stop and visit less than a mile east of Interstate 81. No charge for visiting the farm but they do take donations. The buildings are open for self-guided tours. One building has an audio presentation describing the farm and story of the development of the first practical mechanical reaper which was built and tested by Cyrus... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ground zero for the invention of the mechanized reaper. Fine museum with fascinating outdoor and indoor exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My 10 year old loves history and science. We stopped off at this farm and he loved it. It was right up his alley. There is no charge to this museum, but there are donation boxes inside. We happily donated and signed the registry! It is a nice place for a picnic too☺

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Central Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is where the cotton gin was created. The grounds are a working museum project of Virginia Tech. Home, barn, working water mill are on the site. Much more to see than you would think. Just a few minutes off I-81 and well worth it.

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Maeystown, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I found this place on Tripadvisor while looking for things to do in Lexington, VA. My father & I enjoyed seeing the place. There is not much there to see, but it is worth a stop to strech your legs. There are 3 buildings to see. The Workshop is where he built his working mechanical Reaper. There is a museum... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The history was fascinating and the setting picturesque. It's part of VA Techs facility out that way. We spent maybe 30 minutes stretching our legs and the dog's. It has the two buildings, the blacksmith/workshop and the mill. They are unattended but has a recorded presentation you can listen to for information. If you are in the area it is... More 

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Sequim, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Virginia Tech does a great job in maintaining this museum. The displays are informative. It was an education. This is a great place to bring a picnic. The stream that runs through the property is a magnet for the grand-kids. It truly adds to the atmosphere and sounds of the country.

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Address: State Rte. 606, 5 mi north of Lexington, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540/377-2255
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington

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