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Nice Educational Farm - Beautiful!

We happened to visit on a special day, Mill Day. This is a beautiful farm to visit, and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
birthplace of the agricultural revolution

I live about a mile from this farm that is owned by Virginia Tech. They do important research on... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Jay G
Raphine, Virginia
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128 Cyrus McCormick Cir, Raphine, VA 24472
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank frmeri
Reviewed August 19, 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...More

Thank Jay G
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Cute little buildings and self-guided tour of grounds. Too bad it was raining or we would've walked around longer

Thank sparknutt
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This is the farm and lab of McCormick of International Harvester fame. If you have ever lived on a farm, you are familiar with this brand. The farm itself features several beautiful buildings recreated to look like they may have back in the day. The...More

Thank 962anthonyp
Reviewed January 24, 2018

My husband and I stopped here on our way home from Pennsylvania. It's right off I-81, so you don't have to drive far to get here. There was one other couple at the farm the day we went. It was peaceful. The old cabins were...More

Thank gmorgan6
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Only a couple minutes away from the highway there is a lovely oasis, ideal for stretching your legs, having a picnic, and learning a little bit! This free museum is operated by VA Tech and is surrounded by an agricultural test station, but the actual...More

Thank GoingWithKid
Reviewed May 6, 2017

The Cyrus McCormick Farm at Walnut Grove is known as the birthplace of mechanical reaper, the predecessor to the combine harvester which eventually led to the forming of the giant International Harvester Corporation. This is where modern farming began. The farm, located halfway between Lexington...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed November 23, 2016

We stopped here on our way back from Wade's Mill and really enjoyed the buildings being open and learning more about Cyrus McCormick and family. Just an enjoyable little wayside exhibit area.

Thank HoosierFoodLover
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Come see Cyrus McCormick's reaper, along with the grist mill and blacksmith shop. There is a walking trail along the creek to the pond, we skipped because it was raining.

Thank Margo P
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August 17, 2016|
Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
I'm "assuming" it's opened from sunup to sundown. You walk around on your own, visiting the various buildings. It has explanation signage inside the buildings. And the walking path also has a few signs. Unless there is a... More