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.
Check out our new Farm to Table lesson on how eggs end up on our table. https://bit.ly/2X6Nvrv
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Farm chores include beekeeping. In 1735, George Wenner was a boy who was responsible for beekeeping on his family farm.
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The Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum has been impacted by the covid-19 shutdowns. School field trips, Scout programs, and our popular Bunny Bonanza event were canceled. To stay connected with our community during the shutdown, we launched a “virtual museum” with downloadable educational materials and fun activities about farming, and we started a blog. Your gift to GiveChoose, no matter the size, will help the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum provide educational programs and other activities for our community while we are temporarily closed and beyond. https://www.givechoose.org/LoudounHeritageFarmMuseum
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The round bales of straw we picked up at the equipment auction are awesome. Two bales and we effectively padded a large pig pen in no time! And there is plenty extra for the pigs to burrow down in to keep cozy when the temps drop at night this week. They thoroughly enjoyed the sunshine today. We’ll start to train these pigs to temporary fencing next week after they have had a week to settle.
We also had another healthy calf delivered today 😊 The cow/calf group is viewable from the farm stand if you want sneak a peek at the babies when you visit! Just remember to not touch our fence.
Spring is a month old and the rabbits are hopping outside! Visit our Virtual Museum page for a new lesson and activities on rabbits. https://bit.ly/2X6Nvrv
Since the museum has been closed, Milkie has been let out of the barn and learning all about the exhibits. Who knew there were hybrid tractors in 1940!
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At A Farm Less Ordinary, despite the extraordinary working conditions, they’re still operating and carrying out their mission of employing and training people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These growers are doing an awesome job planting all kinds of produce for their #CSA season, and AFLO is doing an awesome job of providing a welcoming community in an otherwise isolating crisis. 🌱💛
Interested in Loudoun County Agricultural History? Watch this video on our YouTube Channel! https://bit.ly/2wGiZdu
These lovely chicks will grow up to lay colorful eggs! They are known as Easter Eggers. To learn about eggs, visit our Virtual Museum. https://bit.ly/2X6Nvrv
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We’re happy about this beautiful spring day!
🐝 Don’t worry. Bee happy. 🐝
What are you happy about today?
It's BLUEBIRD time again at Claude Moore Park! Did you know that we have many nesting boxes to attract the Eastern Bluebird? They also attract Chickadees, House Wrens, and Tree Swallows. Many thanks to the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for monitoring these boxes for us. They were here recently and the results are in!
We had two boxes with several Bluebird eggs each. We also had a box full of Chickadee eggs. In another photo, you can see the nest construction really well- wood shavings, moss, dried grasses, and twigs.
We'll keep you posted on the goings-on in the boxes. Please do not disturb the boxes when you visit the Park. It is fun, however, to find a spot nearby one and watch and wait. Who knows who you will see going in and out!
Everyone say hello to the newest additions to Edgegrove Farm LLC, courtesy of Day Spring Farm! Millie and her calf are helping Edgegrove become a more self-reliant, sustainably-integrated farm. How, you ask? Dairy, which can be used to supplement the diets of the humans and the piggies.
Now they’re stuck with one big problem: Should they name Millie’s calf Mabel? Or Maisey? 🐄🤔
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Take a virtual farm tour to Will-O-Crest Dairy in Clifton Springs, New York. The video is geared toward 4th-6th graders.
It's a WILD GOOSE CHASE at the Park today with the Canada Geese! It's that time of year when nesting begins and there's lots of chasing going on.
The Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum is closed but we are still here for you! Bring the Museum into your home with fun and educational resources on our new Virtual Museum pages. We will continue to add content so check back frequently.
Molly and Sam are 8th generation farmers who raise goats, chickens, and pigs at George's Mill Farm in Lovettsville, Virginia (https://www.georgesmillcheese.com/). They produce artisan goat cheese and have a farm store where they sell their products and those of local farmers. We visited with Molly while she was feeding the baby goats. Two of them were only a day old! More videos to come! We encourage everyone to support their local farmers.
Great post from our friends at Claude Moore Park. Although the Museum is closed, the park is open for walking and jogging. Enjoy the spring weather!
A Park visitor shared this great photo of a herd of deer at Claude Moore Park. The photo was taken earlier this week. Notice that one of the deer has its tail up. This “white flag” signals the others in the herd to be on alert. White tailed deer do this first before running away from a potential predator or other danger.
Loudoun County has declared a local emergency in response to the continued spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Farm Museum will be closed to the public until April 1 and possibly longer. To stay informed about the steps Loudoun County is taking to combat the pandemic, go to loudoun.gov/coronavirus.
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Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing the Expo. We hope to reschedule it in the near future. Please check our page and web site (www.heritagefarmmuseum.org) for updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
A family museum in northern Virginia with interactive exhibits for children. Fun with kids on rainy day, located inside of Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Virginia. Fun with kids of all ages.
We had a fun time last night hosting the Virginia Association of Museums Scholarship Reception. Thanks to Visit Loudoun, Monks BBQ, Crooked Run Brewery and everyone for showcasing Loudoun’s bounty!
We’re set up at the Inventor Expo at Algonkian Elementary School in Sterling. This milk pouring invention by one of the students would be great in our dairy exhibit at the Museum!
Thank you to everyone who attended our program "Farming in Sterling" last Saturday. A special thank-you to the descendants of the Edds, Ewing, Fitts, and Nokes families. For those who couldn't attend, here is one of the new interpretive panels we unveiled in our theater room.
It’s National Fun at Work Day and look how much fun our Board Director and Restoration Specialist are having with the collections inventory! Stay tuned - that item will be part of a new exhibit opening this year!
Look what's growing in our garden! 2020 Community garden plot rentals available now...come GROW with us! Contact the museum for more information - 571-258-3800.
A snowy morning at the Museum! Please note that we will be closed on Sunday, January 12, for a private event.
A Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum membership makes a great gift! Your support enables us to preserve Loudoun’s agricultural history, such as this 1940 Farmall H tractor.
Little Milkie says, “Moove over Rudolph. There’s a new reindeer in town!”
Join Little Milkie and Big Milkie for Holiday in the Park this Saturday from 3:30 to 6:00. The Museum and Claude Moore Park Historic Area will have crafts and refreshments.
Our gift shop sale has begun! We have select merchandise on sale for 50% off. And don't forget - a Farm Museum membership makes a great gift!
Join us at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum for fun activities this holiday season, starting on Friday, Nov. 29, with our gift shop sale. Santa's Secret Shop opens on Saturday and runs each weekend through December 22. See the flyer for details.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This quilt in Milkie’s barn is called Photo Finish and depicts a chicken and egg racing to the finish line. Hurry to the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum because our quilt show ends tomorrow, Nov. 16. Regular admission rates apply.
Milkie says, "Let's talk turkey!" Check out this fun program we offer on the Saturday before Thanksgiving!
Milkie says, “Mooove over Houston. The Nats are World Series Champions!”
The quilts are in place for the new exhibit and we're ready for the Fall Farm Tour! Thank you to Wegmeyer Farms for the donation of heritage pumpkins and Southern States in Purcellville for the donation of beautiful mums.
We're getting ready for our new exhibit: "On the Farm: Quilts from Local Quilters." The vintage quilt, on loan from the Loudoun Museum, arrived today and it's gorgeous! Look at those vivid colors! It was made about 1880 by Janice "Janie" Potter from Lovettsville. The full exhibit opens on Saturday.
Heritage Farm Museum's cover photo
Heritage Farm Museum's cover photo
21668 Heritage Farm Ln Sterling, VA 20164
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
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.