People Shaping the Land

People Shaping the Land (HM1C7X)

Location: Accokeek, MD 20607 Prince George's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 41.696', W 77° 3.935'

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The National Colonial Farm

— Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park —

The National Colonial Farm offers a glimpse into the farming and social lives of Marylanders between 1760 and 1775. The National Colonial Farm was one of the Accokeek Foundation's first endeavors. It offers a view into the life of a small, middle class farm family in Maryland.You might see historical interpreters portraying people who lived and worked on the farm, including slaves. You can see buildings from that period. You can see varieties of animals and plants similar to those people used 250 years ago.Learn that farmers don't just grow food. They also produce products for many other purposes. At the National Colonial Farm, visit a tobacco barn. For 300 years, tobacco was Maryland's most important crop. Its cultivation structured everyday life for people in Maryland, especially in the colonial period.
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HM NumberHM1C7X
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Placed ByAccokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 4:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320363 N 4284948
Decimal Degrees38.69493333, -77.06558333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.696', W 77° 3.935'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 41.76" N, 77° 3' 56.10" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3599 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek MD 20607, US
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