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Accokeek in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

People Shaping the Land

The National Colonial Farm

 

óAccokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park ó

 
People Shaping the Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2009
1. People Shaping the Land Marker
Left side of the marker
Inscription. 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 Foundationís 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 donít 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 Marylandís most important crop. Its cultivation structured everyday life for people in Maryland, especially in the colonial period.
 
Erected by Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park.
 
Location. 38° 41.696′ N, 77° 3.935′ W. Marker is in Accokeek, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Bryan Point Road (Entrance to the Park). Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Piscataway Park. Marker is in this post office area: Accokeek MD 20607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
People Shaping the Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2009
2. People Shaping the Land Marker
Right side of the marker
. Welcome to the Visitor Center (a few steps from this marker); Land Shaping People (a few steps from this marker); Ecosystem Farm (a few steps from this marker); Cherished Homeland (within shouting distance of this marker); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Join the Adventure (within shouting distance of this marker); Traveling on the Potomac River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Potomac Heritage (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Accokeek.
 
Categories. African AmericansAgricultureColonial Era
 
Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2009
3. Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Welcome sign at the entrance to the Park
Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park Map image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2009
4. Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park Map
The National Colonial Farm image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2009
5. The National Colonial Farm
The National Colonial Farm image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2009
6. The National Colonial Farm
The National Colonial Farm image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 26, 2009
7. The National Colonial Farm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on December 6, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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