National Colonial Farm

The National Colonial Farm is a historic farm museum that demonstrates 18th century agriculture by preserving rare breed of animals and crops. The Accokeek Foundation offers educational programs and tours of the Farm that supplement social studies and environmental education in the classroom. Students can engage in a mission to save the earth and change the course of history in Eco–Explorers: Colonial Time Warp (2nd-12th) or spent outdoors with stories, songs, crafts, and games in Sprouts (PreK-1st). Group tours are offered on a variety of themes including heritage breed farm animals, Maryland's horticultural past, team-building agricultural work, and 18th century homesteading.

Contact Info
Address: 3400 Bryan Point Road in Accokeek, MD 20607. Prince George's. Tel: 301-283-2113. Email: education@accokeek.org. Website: accokeekfoundation.org/education/tours. Hrs: Mar. - Dec. Tues. - Sun. 10AM - 4PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hrs. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue