Field of Grass and Flowers

National Colonial Farm | Accokeek Foundation @ Piscataway Park

3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
(301) 283-2113
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    The Accokeek Foundation stewards 200 acres of Piscataway Park, a national park located in Accokeek, MD, on the shore of the Potomac River directly across from Mount Vernon. Our land serves as an outdoor classroom for educational programs, research, agricultural and conservation projects. The National Colonial Farm, an outdoor living history museum, was established by the Accokeek Foundation in 1958. The farm depicts life for an ordinary tobacco planting family in Prince George’s County in the 1770s. Historic sites like George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, represent what many believe life was like in the colonial period. However, large plantations were far from the norm. Very few colonists enjoyed such luxury. The majority were poorer planters, tenant farmers, indentured servants, and slaves. Skilled interpreters lead tours of the National Colonial Farm, highlighting the colonial structures, fields, gardens and animals. The park is open to the public year around.