The National Colonial Farm, an outdoor living-history museum, was
established by the Accokeek Foundation in 1958. Located on 200 acres of
Piscataway Park directly across from Mt. Vernon on the Potomac, the farm
depicts life for an ordinary tobacco-planting family in Prince George’s
County in the 1770s. Skilled interpreters lead tours of the farm,
highlighting the colonial structures, fields, gardens, and animals.
Structures located within the colonial site are open to the public and
include a circa-1770 farm dwelling, an 18th-century tobacco barn, a
smokehouse, and an out-kitchen. The National Colonial Farm is a recognized
leader in the field of historic plant preservation.