Cherry Hill Historic House and Farm

Cherry Hill Historic House and Farm Cherry Hill Farmhouse is a house museum in Falls Church, Virginia. Cherry Hill Farmhouse was completed in 1845. Mr.
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The well-preserved house is an example of a Greek Revival Style framed home of the period. Today the house is fully furnished with antiques of the mid-19th century. Historic interpretations of the house focus primarily on the time period 1856-1865 when the Blaisdell family lived at Cherry Hill. William Blaisdell purchased the 73-acre farm in 1856. He sold the produce he grew on the premises at the

Centre Market in Washington D.C. Blaisdell successfully managed the farm through the Civil War. The City of Falls Church now owns and operates the Cherry Hill Farmhouse Museum, and its remaining property, known today as Cherry Hill Park. The household furnishings and antique tool collection in the Barn are owned by the Friends of Cherry Hill. Today, reenactments, concerts, readings, lectures, workshops, teas, and private events take place at Cherry Hill throughout the year. The house is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm however we strongly encourage visitors to call ahead to ensure tour availability or visit during our Open House hours scheduled Saturdays April through October from 10 am- 12pm. Special tours can be arranged for large groups, scout troops, and school children by calling 703-248-5171. Cherry Hill can also be rented for special occasions. The house and surrounding park provide a lovely setting for wedding receptions and small parties. The house capacity is 50 people for a standing event and 20 for a seated gathering. For larger parties, the outside grounds can be used and a tent is required. For more information on any scheduled events, rental information and availability of the Cherry Hill Farmhouse please contact Corey Jannicelli at 703-248-5171 or [email protected].

🚨Announcing the menu for this Saturdays, Farm to Feast Dining Experience🚨Appetizer: Chesapeake Oyster with Ground Cherry...
10/19/2023

🚨Announcing the menu for this Saturdays, Farm to Feast Dining Experience🚨

Appetizer: Chesapeake Oyster with Ground Cherry Migonnette and Virginia Ham Biscuits
First Course: Chesnut Soup with Smoked Duck Croutons
Entree: Fillet of Striped Bass over Sauteed Bitter Greens and Bacon with Green Beans and Shallots, and Apple Cider Reduction served with Celeriac Root Puree
Dessert: Baked Apple Pie with Peanut, Fennel, Hot Pepper, and Bourbon Brittle and Vanilla Ice Cream

Get your tickets today and register here!: https://web1.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/vafallschurchwt.wsc/iteminfo.html?Module=AR&FMID=20992187

Today's the last day to donate clothes for the scarecrow making activity for Farm Day! Drop them off at the Community Ce...
10/06/2023

Today's the last day to donate clothes for the scarecrow making activity for Farm Day! Drop them off at the Community Center today.

If you want to make a scarecrow tomorrow, it is highly encouraged to bring your own clothes!

There will be a box in the Community Center to drop off your long sleeve shirts, pants, pantyhose, and hats for Farm Day!

🍂Farm Day is THIS SATURDAY from 10am-3pm, rain or shine, at the Farmhouse & Cherry Hill Park! Come get your fall on with...
10/03/2023

🍂Farm Day is THIS SATURDAY from 10am-3pm, rain or shine, at the Farmhouse & Cherry Hill Park! Come get your fall on with us!🍁

If you and/ or your loved ones are interested in making a scarecrow, it is highly encouraged to bring your own clothes for this activity!!

Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be closed Saturday, September 23rd, due to the inclement weather. Don't be too sad, because w...
09/22/2023

Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be closed Saturday, September 23rd, due to the inclement weather.

Don't be too sad, because we'll be open for the Falls Church Festival, which is now Sunday, September 24th from 11:30am-1:30pm!

The Farmhouse will be open for the Falls Church Festival from 10am-12pm!
09/13/2023

The Farmhouse will be open for the Falls Church Festival from 10am-12pm!

The Festival has moved to Sunday, September 24. See the website for the latest info! www.fallschurchva.gov/Festival

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ORIGINAL POST :: We're gearing up for the delicious eats, good brews, and great music that will be at the Falls Church Festival on Saturday, September 23!

Here are all the details so you can plan your day and have a great time: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/festival2023.

There will be a box in the Community Center to drop off your long sleeve shirts, pants, pantyhose, and hats for Farm Day...
08/30/2023

There will be a box in the Community Center to drop off your long sleeve shirts, pants, pantyhose, and hats for Farm Day!

Sign up for fall programs at the Farmhouse today through the City’s Recreation and Parks brochure!
08/19/2023

Sign up for fall programs at the Farmhouse today through the City’s Recreation and Parks brochure!

Registration for fall classes through the City's Recreation and Parks Department is now open to City and non-City community members!

Spots fill up fast, so sign-up today: fallschurchva.gov/Register.

The Victorian Society at Falls Church, Virginia is here for the Volunteer Fair! Come speak with Mr. Blaisdell and Gus ab...
08/19/2023

The Victorian Society at Falls Church, Virginia is here for the Volunteer Fair! Come speak with Mr. Blaisdell and Gus about the 19th century!

Nothing like grinding corn on a crisp fall morning! Come by and try for yourself on these days:
08/14/2023

Nothing like grinding corn on a crisp fall morning! Come by and try for yourself on these days:

Have a peachy day🍑
08/12/2023

Have a peachy day🍑

08/04/2023

Check out the Farmhouse's Fall 2023 programming in the City of Falls Church's Recreation and Parks brochure! Registration for City residents start August 9th and for non-residents, August 16th. We're ready for colorful foliage and apple cider!🍂🍁

Stop by the farmhouse tomorrow for a tour between 10 am to noon and stay for Falls Church Fall Festival! Enjoy food (bel...
09/16/2022

Stop by the farmhouse tomorrow for a tour between 10 am to noon and stay for Falls Church Fall Festival! Enjoy food (below), live music, a beer garden, children's rides, and more.

The Taste of Falls Church returns this year with bites from 13 local restaurants! Be sure to come hungry so you don't miss a bite!

No Saturday Morning Tours this weekend (Aug 8), but don't worry, we'll be back the following weekend :)
08/04/2022

No Saturday Morning Tours this weekend (Aug 8), but don't worry, we'll be back the following weekend :)

Join fellow knitters of all levels at Cherry Hill Farmhouse working on their projects and learning from one another. Tim...
07/17/2022

Join fellow knitters of all levels at Cherry Hill Farmhouse working on their projects and learning from one another.

Time to Knit is scheduled every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:30am -11:30am

Contact [email protected] to sign up. This is not a teaching class.

Enjoy picking wildflowers on your daily walk? Preserve flowers to enjoy all year with this fast and easy, pressed flower...
07/15/2022

Enjoy picking wildflowers on your daily walk?

Preserve flowers to enjoy all year with this fast and easy, pressed flower process using a microwave.

A great activity to do with kids of all ages!

Today we continue our Victorian Crafts Series by drying flowers in the microwave! This is a quick, modern version of a favorite Victorian past time. ...

The farmhouse is fortunate to have two detailed samplers made in the 1840s. Samplers were created by young girls as a wa...
07/12/2022

The farmhouse is fortunate to have two detailed samplers made in the 1840s. Samplers were created by young girls as a way for them to learn character, sewing, the alphabet and numbers, and occasionally a foreign language.

The sweet sampler in the child's room was made by eight-year-old Louise Testard in 1846.

Looking for some creative ways to entertain your kids this summer? Explore our Museum at Home games and activities on th...
06/24/2022

Looking for some creative ways to entertain your kids this summer? Explore our Museum at Home games and activities on the Cherry HIll website like making marbleized paper using shaving cream and food coloring.

Welcome to Cherry Hill From Home! Today we start our Victorian Craft Series by making Marbled Paper. During the Victorian Era, marble fireplaces were very po...

In honor of the primary elections today, we're sharing an 1860s campaign ad for the Republican ticket in New Hampshire. ...
06/21/2022

In honor of the primary elections today, we're sharing an 1860s campaign ad for the Republican ticket in New Hampshire.

PS: Daniel Blaisdell was most likely not related to Cherry Hill's William Blaisdell but a familiar name on the ticket all the same!

Image from the The Library of Congress.
Title: Republican ticket. Liberty and Union. [New Hampshire Campaign ticket].

Join fellow knitters of all levels at Cherry Hill Farmhouse working on their projects and learning from one another. Tim...
06/20/2022

Join fellow knitters of all levels at Cherry Hill Farmhouse working on their projects and learning from one another.

Time to Knit is scheduled every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30am

Contact [email protected] to sign up. This is not a teaching class.

Congratulations Historic Alexandria, VA, for the grand opening of the Freedom House Museum!We celebrate our colleagues o...
06/19/2022

Congratulations Historic Alexandria, VA, for the grand opening of the Freedom House Museum!

We celebrate our colleagues on this powerful museum, centering on the enslaved men, women, and children trafficked from Alexandria.

Today's opening featured remarks from elected officials, Historic Alexandria representatives, and community leaders. For more information, visit: www.alexandriava.gov/museums/location/visit-freedom-house-museum

For those interested in purchasing a Historic House, unfortunately, Cherry Hill is not for sale.....we also only have 4 ...
06/16/2022

For those interested in purchasing a Historic House, unfortunately, Cherry Hill is not for sale.....we also only have 4 bedrooms and 2 half baths.

Thank you and for the advertisement.

When Mr. Blaisdell purchased Cherry Hill Farm in 1856, there were 31 stars on the flag. By the time he move back to Mass...
06/14/2022

When Mr. Blaisdell purchased Cherry Hill Farm in 1856, there were 31 stars on the flag. By the time he move back to Massachusetts, there were 37 stars!

The last star added to the flag was in 1960 for the state of Hawaii.

The   is feeling the love this weekend! Take  a selfie in Cherry Hill Park.
06/10/2022

The is feeling the love this weekend! Take a selfie in Cherry Hill Park.

Cherry Hill Historic House and Barn will be CLOSED Saturday, June 11th for the Tinner HIll Music Festival.Information ab...
06/09/2022

Cherry Hill Historic House and Barn will be CLOSED Saturday, June 11th for the Tinner HIll Music Festival.

Information about the event and ticket sales can be found at www.tinnerhill.org
Net proceeds benefit the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation

Wallpaper has made a big, bold comeback, making our 1860s walls back in vogue. Learn more in our most recent newsletter.
06/08/2022

Wallpaper has made a big, bold comeback, making our 1860s walls back in vogue.

Learn more in our most recent newsletter.

The wallpaper in the dining room of Cherry Hill is a documented reproduction of a pattern popular in the mid-19 th century. An original remnant of similar paper was found in the Wi******er, VA home owned by Lt. Colonel Lewis T. Moore of the Fourth Virginia Volunteers during the Civil War. The wallpa...

It's almost time for Camp!At Blast into the Past, campers learn about period farming, cooking, chores, clothing, crafts,...
06/07/2022

It's almost time for Camp!

At Blast into the Past, campers learn about period farming, cooking, chores, clothing, crafts, and games, along with a better understanding of our local history. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/recreation or 703-248-5027 for more information.

After seeing these bicycles from the 1817, 1863 and 1885, I think Mr. Blaisdell would have stuck to his horse and carria...
06/03/2022

After seeing these bicycles from the 1817, 1863 and 1885, I think Mr. Blaisdell would have stuck to his horse and carriage!

The two-wheeler evolved—and seriously improved—over the course of a century, thanks to several different inventors.

Happy Memorial Day from Cherry Hill!Enjoy the front porch for the best view of today’s   Parade (starting at 2 pm)
05/30/2022

Happy Memorial Day from Cherry Hill!

Enjoy the front porch for the best view of today’s Parade (starting at 2 pm)

Enjoy a Farmhouse tour Sunday, May 1st from 11 AM to 2 PM as part of the Falls Church Women's History Walk! Learn more a...
04/30/2022

Enjoy a Farmhouse tour Sunday, May 1st from 11 AM to 2 PM as part of the Falls Church Women's History Walk! Learn more about the extraordinary women who have contributed to Falls Church.

The 2021 history walk and "herstories" of Falls Church City. Made by Girl Scout, Greta Hermann for her Gold Award project.

Looking to appreciate the outdoors this  ? Check out Civil War Trails,    Did you know Cherry Hill's Civil War Trail sig...
04/22/2022

Looking to appreciate the outdoors this ? Check out Civil War Trails,

Did you know Cherry Hill's Civil War Trail sign employs "green" technology, allowing us to reconstitute new sign panels from old ones and to repair or recycle individual sign components resulting in almost .

While Civil War Trails interprets the past they are planning for a bright and sustainable future.

Drew Gruber and Chris Brown of Civil War Trials Inc, outline their strategy for building sustainable signage at open air museums.

The City of Falls Church's annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Sat April 16! The hunt begins promptly at 10:30 AM. C...
04/07/2022

The City of Falls Church's annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Sat April 16!

The hunt begins promptly at 10:30 AM. Children ages 1 to 11 will hunt for eggs, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, grind corn in the barn and tour Cherry Hill Farmhouse.

Free and no registration required. Please bring your own basket.

We're back with another season of Saturday morning tours! Join us today from 10 AM to noon for a free tour of Cherry Hil...
04/02/2022

We're back with another season of Saturday morning tours! Join us today from 10 AM to noon for a free tour of Cherry Hill Farmhouse.

Open House season runs from April through October

“Take some books and read; that’s an immense help, and books are always good company if you have the right sort.”- Littl...
03/08/2022

“Take some books and read; that’s an immense help, and books are always good company if you have the right sort.”- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

In honor of , we celebrate Cherry Hill
resident Mary Riley Styles, born in 1869, the same year Little Women's second volume was published.

She was a lover of books and a strong believer in the need for a public library. For over 25 years, she was chairman of the Library Committee of the Falls Church Woman's Club, which managed and funded the library for many years before it was a city government facility.

Volunteers needed to help with our beloved children’s corn grinding program. Volunteer hours are Saturday mornings from ...
03/07/2022

Volunteers needed to help with our beloved children’s corn grinding program. Volunteer hours are Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to Noon from April through October.

Training scheduled for Saturday, March 19 from 1 pm-3 pm

Registration for the trainings is required (email [email protected])

Northern Virginia Magazine's annual Best of NoVA Readers Poll is out! Please consider voting for us in the Arts & Entert...
02/23/2022

Northern Virginia Magazine's annual Best of NoVA Readers Poll is out! Please consider voting for us in the Arts & Entertainment Category for Museum! Thank you again for all your support! Vote at: https://northernvirginiamag.com/best-of-nova-vote/

Northern Virginians, vote now in our annual Best of NoVA Readers Poll and tell us the local spots that make living here all worth your while.

During the summer months, Cherry Hill Farm offers four, week long camps for children to learn about what life was like f...
02/16/2022

During the summer months, Cherry Hill Farm offers four, week long camps for children to learn about what life was like for the Blaisdell’s daughter, Annie in mid-19th century Virginia. Campers will learn about period farming, cooking, chores, clothing, crafts, games, along with a better understanding of our local history.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit www.fallschurchva.gov/recreation for more information and online registration.

Registration is now open for residents with non-resident registration starting next week.

Address

312 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA
22046

Opening Hours

10am - 12pm

Telephone

(703) 248-5171

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