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Cyrus McCormack Farm

Quiet place to walk my dogs and also see the buildings for the builder of the reaper. Close to the... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Lexington, Virginia
Pleasant side trip

See how his advention impacted our country and the world. There are restored buildings and more to... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Jackson, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Quiet place to walk my dogs and also see the buildings for the builder of the reaper. Close to the highway a nice place for picnics. Also has stumps of old chestnut trees and a nice pond with ducks

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

See how his advention impacted our country and the world. There are restored buildings and more to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

The Cyrus McCormick Farm and Workshop and Museum is located on the family farm of inventor Cyrus Hall McCormick known as Walnut Grove. He designed, built, tested, improved and patented the mechanical reaper, all within six weeks, which eventually led to the creation of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Here is the place that Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper to harvest grains in what was the "breadbasket of Virginia" at the time.The reaper changed the agricultural history of Virginia and the US. Farmers were able to harvest their grain crop faster and more efficiantly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We stopped here on a weekday morning because it looked interesting and was on our way home. There was one other family there when we arrived, and they were gone before we were done with our self-guided tour, so it was nice and quiet. It's...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is where Cyrus Hall McCormick, inventor of the reaper, grew up. The water mill alone is worth seeing.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank lucyp34
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Great picnic place. Photogenic. See a model of McCormick's original reaper. Nice place for a picnic near the mill pond.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 565NYMan565
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

We visited 4th of July when they were closed. But the exhibit and trail were open. The mill and exhibits were very interesting. The hike was easy and pleasant. Saw blue heron and ducks. We had the place to ourselves. It was a great getaway.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank runningspots
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy here but very interesting info and a nice walking trail. It was a peaceful way to start a Sunday.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

There are so many things to see in Lexington, Virginia, and most of them have to do with Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and George C. Marshall, all American military heroes. One famous person who often gets lost in the shuffle is Cyrus McCormick, the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Sarah D
August 23, 2016|
Response from lucyp34 | Reviewed this property |
Take either Rt. 11 or I-81 to Raphine and follow signs. I don't know the exact address but it's well-marked.
Amy B
March 21, 2016|
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Response from dhill1212 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not absolutely sure. I imagine pets, dogs, could be allowed as long as they are on a leash. There are ducks and geese in and around a nearby pond, plus rabbits and squirrels throughout the nature trail following the... More
September 7, 2015|
Response from RoanokerFan | Reviewed this property |
The museum grounds are open seven days a week from 8:00 am to 5 pm, weather permitting.