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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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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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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.

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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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