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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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Interesting piece of history and beautifully maintained mill

The free visit to the Cyrus McCormick Museum was an unexpected delight. The self guided exhibit is very well done and interesting. It provided a wonderful glimpse into the past... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
Diana M
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Highland, New York
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Cuba, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely preserved grist mill and waterwheel. Grounds are well maintained, decent restrooms. Just a brief bit of history about the reaper machine. It was ok but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here.

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Highland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The free visit to the Cyrus McCormick Museum was an unexpected delight. The self guided exhibit is very well done and interesting. It provided a wonderful glimpse into the past and how innovation changed farming across America.

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1 Thank Diana M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Loved the Farm complete with a grist mill built by Cyrus McCormick's grandfather, along with the Museum which contains the original mechanical reaper that changed the course of agriculture. The models of various agricultural inventions that followed the reaper were fascinating. The audio presentation in a box on the side wall just inside the museum entrance was outstanding! We also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Stop here on our way back home from natural bridge. Absolutely beautiful not far from the interstate. Wonderful picnic site, very well maintained, and very educational.

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 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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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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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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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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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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