What We Do

Friends of Colvin Run Mill (FOCRM) supports the work of the Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, part of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Our goal is the continued preservation and effective use of the historical treasure that is Colvin Run Mill for the citizens and visitors of Fairfax County. The restored Colvin Run Mill, a working example of 19th century water powered grist milling technology, serves as a focal point for educating visitors, children and families about early life in our community.


Through memberships, contributions and volunteering, we provide support for many activities at Colvin Run Mill from family and educational programs to restoration, maintenance and expansion activities. We invite you to participate in keeping this heritage alive.


As a member of Friends of Colvin Run Mill your  tax deductible contribution will help support educational programs at the Mill  and the continuing restoration and preservation of the site. Members receive our quarterly newsletter with stories about activities at the Mill and other features.  We also send occasional emails with information on upcoming events. You receive a ten percent discount on purchases at the General Store, including on the products that are milled at the site.

Maple Syrup Boil Down

Each winter Colvin Run Mill celebrates sugaring time.  Watch and learn as gallons of sap boil down over an open fire to produce ounces of sweet syrup. Sample the delicious combination of maple syrup and cornbread made from Colvin Run Mill cornmeal, while supplies last.  February and March weather permitting. For 2018 dates and additional details, click here to go to FCPA Colvin Run Mill.     [...]

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Grinding Season

Grinding season begins in April.  Grinding takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays on the month through October from noon to 3 p.m., conditions permitting. We're running the mill like it's 1811 when the mill was first operating.  Fresh products, stone-ground on-site, are always available in the General Store. Call ahead if you want to be sure we will be grinding.  703-579-2771. [...]

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