National Colonial Farm Info:
- City: Accokeek, MD
- Type: Park
- Outdoor or Indoor? Outdoor
- Age Range:
- Good for Babies? Yes
- Good for Elementary? Yes
- Good for Teens? Yes
Hours & Tickets
- Hours: Opens 7 AM to 9 PM and Visitor Center is open Tuesday – Sunday 10 AM to 4PM
- Free or Paid? Free
- Cost: Free
- Advance Tickets Required? No
National Colonial Farm with Kids Amenities
- Restrooms? Yes
- Parking Type? Lot
- Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible? No
I think we found one of our favorite spots in the DC area! The National Colonial Farm in Accokeek, MD is just incredible! It has everything: ✔️Free ✔️Live Animals (Sheep, chickens, hogs, turkey, cows) ✔️Native American History ✔️Middle-class Colonial History ✔️Views of the Potomac:Mount Vernon ✔️2 sets of restrooms ✔️30 minutes from Alexandria, 40 minutes from downtown DC ✔️ So much space to spread out!
The park is a unique partnership between @nps and @accokeek_foundation. “The Foundation stewards 200 acres of park while honoring the indigenous people and values that shaped this land. The Accokeek Foundation is located in Piscataway Park, with traditional ancestral homelands of Piscataway People both past and present.”
Tips before you visit:
1️⃣ Check out Accokeek’s facebook page and watch their adorable 10-minute video of the fictionalized life of one of their lambs. My kids loved watching this before we visited and then they knew the names of all the live animals we got to see!
2️⃣ Wear boots! Lots of mud and puddles when we visited!
3️⃣ Bring a picnic. I saw two families picnicking and wish I had brought a picnic lunch to enjoy afterward!
4️⃣ Save this post for a fun weekend spot or socially distant play date!
🅿️ Lots of free parking spots.
🚻 2 sets of portable restrooms. 1 in the parking lot and 1 by the Chickens/Lambs
😷 Lots of space to distance.
♿Paths are not paved. The main one has gravel but not accessible and I would use a baby carrier rather than stroller. https://www.instagram.com/p/CJtZiqsB9KT
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Note: This entry was created in Summer 2021 and will be updated on a quarterly basis. Some of the information may be incorrect, especially with re-opening schedules changing hours and ticketing procedures. Please double check with the location for up-to-date info. Thanks so much for understanding!