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Antique Technology - Colvin Run Mill Park
Tour Colvin Run's restored mill - a water-powered technological marvel built c.1811. On this multi-sensory tour, you'll see the massive waterwheel and gears, hear the roar and knock of those wheels, feel the furrowed stones that grind grain, and smell the burn of mill stones. You'll learn about George Washington's plans for a mill on Colvin Run, learn about the ideas that revolutionized the milling industry, explore why the operational, water-powered gristmill is a prime example of how people, technology and society rely on each other for survival and success. See how the miller continues to make flour and meal today.
Customized tours range from interactive flip books that engage young visitors to in-depth historical and engineering information that pique the interest of the most enthusiastic history buff and engineering fan.
Saturdays, June through August, 11:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
Location: Colvin Run Mill Park
10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls, VA, 22066