‪McCormick Farm‬

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Melody b
‪Oviedo‬, فلوريدا27 مساهمة
‪Worth visiting‬
أكتوبر 2020
‪Nice and interesting historic site to visit. Unfortunately, it was closed so we could only walk the grounds which are very pretty. We took the short hike across the road from the farm and the children enjoyed that.‬
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_ssroy1
‪The Villages‬, فلوريدا346 مساهمة
‪Historic site right off the highway‬
زوجان • يونيو 2020
‪What a lovely , historical place to visit. A small museum, a farm dating back to 1809. But the views... and the photos we took of the buildings, the cows, sheep, the rolling hills, were worth the visit. ‬
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cl0wdy
‪Richmond‬, فيرجينيا73 مساهمة
‪History, beauty and tranquility‬
أغسطس 2019
‪McCormick Farm has a lot to offer with its historical buildings, gorgeous pastures , and a great trail that wanders along a pond and by some very old trees. The whole experience can be a great break from the interstate for family and friends.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 12 أغسطس 2019
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OneAddictedTraveler
‪Lake Elmo‬, ‪Minnesota‬4,110 مساهمات
‪Duplicate entry‬
زوجان • يونيو 2019
‪This is a duplicate entry.

The other entry is: Cyrus McCormick Museum, Lexington, Virginia

Better editing is desirable.‬
كُتب بتاريخ 18 يونيو 2019
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John N
‪Jamestown‬, ‪North Carolina‬281 مساهمة
‪A Bucolic Stopover with History‬
زوجان • أبريل 2019
‪This picturesque 1800's farm, now owned by Virginia Tech, was the birthplace of the first horse-drawn mechanical machine for harvesting wheat (reaper). The farm buildings on the property include the farm house now an office, grist mill, pond with ducks and geese, forge and workshop cabin where the reaper was invented, picnic tables and restrooms. The workshop cabin holds a full-sized replica of the reaper with signage describing its construction and use. There are old photo's scattered around of showing actual usage and many miniatures of different types of reapers and cutters. This is strictly a self guided tour with no staff, a young man on a tractor opened up the building for us as we were peering in the workshop. There is a half mile long nature trail to a pond across the street from the grist mill. The museum is free but there is a donation box in the museum. Whether you're a history buff, wishing to stretch your legs or looking for a scenic picnic spot while driving the Valley on Route 11 (old Wilderness Road) or I-81 you cannot beat this pleasant and peaceful site.‬
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Leigh Ann O
‪Princeton‬, فرجينيا الغربية204 مساهمات
‪Quick stop‬
الأصدقاء • أبريل 2019
‪This is a farm with a couple of historical buildings. There were no staff but a self guided tour with signage. If you need to stretch your legs take a walk around the pond. ‬
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jmmaccord
‪Suffolk‬, فيرجينيا158 مساهمة
‪a step back in time‬
زوجان • مارس 2019
‪What a beautiful property and water driven mill. A very photogenic spot! We stopped in on our way to Crabtree Falls.‬
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frmeri
فيلادلفيا, بنسيلفانيا68 مساهمة
‪Nice Educational Farm - Beautiful!‬
زوجان • أكتوبر 2018
‪We happened to visit on a special day, Mill Day. This is a beautiful farm to visit, and the festival is low-key enjoyable fun. Bring your camera because this is a nice opportunity to get nature shots in a beautiful setting. The mill was not running when we first walked in but a few minutes later, we were thrilled to see and hear the gears moving and then all was in motion. It was neat to see the whole wheel and gear process. There is a good amount of info in the cabin that houses a reaper just like McCormick invented. The explanations are easy to read. We took the nature trail (about a mile and flat) and enjoyed ourselves. The explanations on the tree types were easy to understand and I learned a lot. The tourist explanation signs show signs of wear and probably should be updated but that does not diminish the value of the wonderful trail. All in all, this is nice little farm with plenty of beauty. I can see letting the kids out of the car and running around for a bit if you are traveling. The bathroom facilities have a real toilet, but basic setup. (much better than a port-a-potty!)


Since we visited on a festival day, there was more to see. A wonderful bagpiper played most of the time we were there. Then a bluegrass/country band showed up to play old-time favorites. They have a wonderful backdrop of beautiful scenery and a lovely pond. Fireman BBQ, antiques, honey, soaps, baked good, and such were for sale. A fabulous kids section was set up where kids could pump water into a bucket, crack corn, color, and best of all, make their own 5 foot section of rope. A chuck wagon made homemade cobbler and bacon-wrapped chestnuts. Both were delicious and it was a great chance to see how the grass was removed, coals were heated, water was boiled, etc. One could just imagine the old-time cooks doing this out on the prairie.‬
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Jay G
‪Raphine‬, فيرجينيا23 مساهمة
‪birthplace of the agricultural revolution‬
العائلة • أغسطس 2018
‪I live about a mile from this farm that is owned by Virginia Tech. They do important research on how to "finish" cattle on grass instead of grain.
The story of the invention of the reaper is underappreciated but the farm staff does a great job of maintaining the historic part of the property to the extent that they have the resources.
Well worth a stop if you're travelling the Valley on I-81 or Rt. 11.‬
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mark g
‪Indianapolis‬, ‪Indiana‬17 مساهمة
‪Great piece of history‬
العائلة • يوليو 2018
‪Great place to see where the modern-day combine got its start. It's owned by Virginia Tech so it's very well kept up. The working Grist Mill is also very neat to see. Hoping to make it back the first Saturday in October every year they have a festival where they run the mill and grind corn and play bluegrass music. We all had a great time.‬
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