Heritage Farm Museum

Heritage Farm Museum

Preserving the past and educating the future! Located within Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Virginia, the Heritage Farm Museum lets you explore over 250 years of Loudoun County agriculture history through traditional, as well as, family friendly interactive exhibits.

The Waxpool General Store and Farm Kitchen exhibits allow visitors to experience first hand what rural life was like 100 years ago. The Museum's Gift Shop also offers a variety of unique and Virginia-made items. The Heritage Farm Museum also offers a variety of school, scout and family programs. Special seasonal events are scheduled throughout the year such as our Autumn Apple Festival and Tractorpalooza.

Operating as usual

Photos from Heritage Farm Museum's post 04/23/2021

April is #NationalVolunteerMonth. The Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum has two outstanding volunteers. Not only do they come in and help our Restoration Specialist with various projects around the museum, but they also help to interpret the Workhorse Collection during our various programs such as field trips and our Historic Encounters Days. 💕 to our volunteers.
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Timeline Photos 04/21/2021

Did you know that many of Loudoun County's roads were developed to support the agricultural economy? Many of the roads were originally based upon Native American trails but as farms and mills were built, roads were needed to connect farms to mills, mills to mills, or for farmers to take their products to markets port cities such as Georgetown or Alexandria.
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Did you know that many of Loudoun County's roads were developed to support the agricultural economy? Many of the roads were originally based upon Native American trails but as farms and mills were built, roads were needed to connect farms to mills, mills to mills, or for farmers to take their products to markets port cities such as Georgetown or Alexandria.
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Timeline Photos 04/19/2021

An artifact was recently donated to the museum. Any clues to what it might be? Come back next Monday to find out!
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An artifact was recently donated to the museum. Any clues to what it might be? Come back next Monday to find out!
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Timeline Photos 04/16/2021

Happy National Orchid Day! Did you know that Al's Orchid Greenhouse is right here in Loudoun County? They have a 3,000 square foot greenhouse dedicated to orchids and sell to the public. https://orchidexchange.com/
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Happy National Orchid Day! Did you know that Al's Orchid Greenhouse is right here in Loudoun County? They have a 3,000 square foot greenhouse dedicated to orchids and sell to the public. https://orchidexchange.com/
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Timeline Photos 04/14/2021

Leesburg Turnpike was incorporated in 1813. Farmers who drove their hogs and sheep to market were charged 5¢ per head toll fee for road maintenance.

Leesburg Turnpike was incorporated in 1813. Farmers who drove their hogs and sheep to market were charged 5¢ per head toll fee for road maintenance.

Photos from Heritage Farm Museum's post 04/12/2021

It's a beautiful day for our April Historic Encounters Day! Today's theme is the Revolutionary War. We have costumed interpreters and other various stations including our Workhorse Collection.

We will have another Historic Encounters Day in May.

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Timeline Photos 04/12/2021

Our Executive Director is part of @HistoriansOnTap. Join historians from the Loudoun Museum, Virginia
Piedmont Heritage Area, and Heritage Farm
Museum as they talk about some of the bizarre and
unusual crime stories from northern Virginia's
history. @Bearchasebrew
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Our Executive Director is part of @HistoriansOnTap. Join historians from the Loudoun Museum, Virginia
Piedmont Heritage Area, and Heritage Farm
Museum as they talk about some of the bizarre and
unusual crime stories from northern Virginia's
history. @Bearchasebrew
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Timeline Photos 04/09/2021

Happy National Garden Month! Our community gardeners have been out and preparing the beds for gardening for the 2021 season! There are seedlings that have been planted in a few of the beds as well as some chard that looks ready to be picked! Have you planned out your garden yet?
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Happy National Garden Month! Our community gardeners have been out and preparing the beds for gardening for the 2021 season! There are seedlings that have been planted in a few of the beds as well as some chard that looks ready to be picked! Have you planned out your garden yet?
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Timeline Photos 04/07/2021

W&OD Railway was built in 1858, going from Alexandria to Bluemont. This had a huge impact on agriculture as it allowed farmers to ship their milk and other produce to Alexandria, and in turn, bring supplies back to the farms. The railroad closed August 1968 and is now a park with trails.
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W&OD Railway was built in 1858, going from Alexandria to Bluemont. This had a huge impact on agriculture as it allowed farmers to ship their milk and other produce to Alexandria, and in turn, bring supplies back to the farms. The railroad closed August 1968 and is now a park with trails.
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04/05/2021

Next Monday is a student holiday in Loudoun County! Register now for our Historic Encounters Days. The theme for April is Revolutionary War. Come visit various stations and learn about the revolutionary war. Great for public schoolers and homeschoolers.
https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/historic-encounters-day
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04/04/2021

Happy Easter to you and your family! The museum is closed today for the holiday.
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03/31/2021

Hope you have enjoyed our women farmers in Loudoun postings in celebration of Women's History Month. Our last post of this month is about Cyndie Rinek of @bloominghilllavenderfarmlet Watch the video of Cyndie filmed by @visitloudoun
https://youtu.be/BFR7G33siok
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03/29/2021

Our Historic Encounters Day is underway! We will have another on April and May. Register on our website.

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03/29/2021

Looking for something to do during Spring Break? Come on out to our Bunny Bonanza. Enjoy children's activities and live animals. Pre-registration and pre-payment required for 1 hour time slots.
https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/bunny-bonanza
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03/26/2021

Happy #NationalSpinachDay! Spinach is a cool weather plant and does well from March through May and again in September through November. For those of you who are gardeners, this is a good month for growing spinach!
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03/24/2021

The next woman farmer in Loudoun we are highlighting this week is Paige Critchley of Paiges Pit Stop. Watch her video filmed by @visitloudoun
https://youtu.be/SaI_rIsBn0Y
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03/23/2021

Happy National Ag Day! Agriculture is essential to everyday life, and we’ve seen the importance of American ag during the pandemic. Celebrate the individuals dedicated to feeding the world on Ag Day.
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03/22/2021

Next Monday is the first of our Historic Encounters Days for the spring. Don't miss out on visiting various stations such as our Blacksmith Forge, Workhorse Collection, live interpreters, and live animals. This upcoming one has a theme of 18th Century Everyday Life. Don't miss out and register today!
https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/historic-encounters-day
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03/21/2021

Due to high demand, we have no added another hour onto our Bunny Bonanza event! Purchase now before they are sold out again! https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/bunny-bonanza
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03/19/2021

Happy National Poultry Day. According to the United States Department of Agriculture 2017 Census, Loudoun County had 262 farms/producers. Take home some local Loudoun Poultry. To find local producers, check out Loudoun Farms.
https://loudounfarms.org/local-meat-poultry/poultry/
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03/17/2021

This week we are featuring Pam Jones and Sarah Waybright of @gatheringsprings Watch this video filmed by @visitloudoun
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03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Did you know that eating corned beef on St. Patrick's Day is an American tradition? Beef was considered a luxury in Ireland in the 19th Century and thus they typically ate ham or bacon. However, when they immigrated to America, it was the opposite and beef was more plentiful. Why don't you pick up some Loudoun beef and make your own corned beef, which is essentially beef cured in a salt brine with pickling spices.
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03/16/2021

Today is the day for 24 hours raising funds for nonprofits that serve our local community. Your gift, no matter the size, will help the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum provide educational programs and other activities for our community.
https://www.givechoose.org/lhfm
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03/15/2021

It's Agriculture Literacy Week! Come celebrate with us as we have story time and read "How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?" Daily 2pm free reading this week daily from Tuesday-Friday. Pre-registration required due to limited access to the museum.
https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/visitor-registration
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03/12/2021

We love to have Girl Scouts visit us for programs and earn their badges! Keep a look out for Brownie Badge Day in the future. Or book a program with your troop. https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/scout-programs
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21668 Heritage Farm Ln
Sterling, VA
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Admission: LAST ADMISSION 4PM Adults - $5 Seniors/Military - $4 Children (2-12) - $3 Children under 2 - FREE School and Scout Programs ALL PROGRAMS - $5 per child, $1 per chaperon/teacher/leader Parties BIRTHDAY PARTIES - $150 (price on website is incorrect) Farmer's Tea Party - price of regular admission All programs and parties MUST be scheduled in advance. Call 571-258-3800 to book.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday 11:30 - 16:30
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