Heritage Farm Museum

Heritage Farm Museum Preserving the past and educating the future!
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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.⁠⁠#loudounheritagefarmm...
04/24/2020

Check out our new Farm to Table lesson on how eggs end up on our table. https://bit.ly/2X6Nvrv⁠
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#loudounheritagefarmmuseum #loudounfarms #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory⁠
#farmtotablefresh #farmtotablekids #farmtotablefood #eggseggseggs #fresheggs #backyardhens #chickenkeeping

Farm chores include beekeeping.  In 1735, George Wenner was a boy who was responsible for beekeeping on his family farm....
04/22/2020

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 o...
04/21/2020

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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#loudounheritagefarmmuseum #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory #givechoose #givechoose2020 #givechooseloudoun #givingtuesday2020 #wereallinthistogether

Check out our new blog featuring George's Mill Farm and their dairy goats!  https://bit.ly/2K6axXS.#loudounheritagefarmm...
04/20/2020

Check out our new blog featuring George's Mill Farm and their dairy goats! https://bit.ly/2K6axXS
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#loudounheritagefarmmuseum #loudounfarms #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory #dairygoats #goatfarm #farmliving #alpinegoats #nubiangoats #goatkids

Long Stone Farm is one of Loudoun’s farms with a store where you can buy locally raised and produced food.  Our local fa...
04/17/2020

Long Stone Farm is one of Loudoun’s farms with a store where you can buy locally raised and produced food. Our local farmers need support all the time but especially during these challenging times.

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#loudounfarms
#loveloudoun
#longstonefarm

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 activitie...
04/17/2020

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
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#loudounheritagefarmmuseum #loudounfarms #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory #loudounmoms #VAhomeschoolers #bunnyrabbit

Since the museum has been closed, Milkie has been let out of the barn and learning all about the exhibits.  Who knew the...
04/15/2020

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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Loudoun Farms
04/14/2020

Loudoun Farms

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. 🌱💛

#LoudounGrown #LoudounLocal

Interested in Loudoun County Agricultural History?  Watch this video on our YouTube Channel!  https://bit.ly/2wGiZdu
04/13/2020

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...
04/10/2020

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


#loudounheritagefarmmuseum #loudounfarms #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory #easteregger #eastereggers #freshfarmeggs #loudounlocal

We’re happy about this beautiful spring day!#loudounheritagefarmmuseum#loveloudoun
04/08/2020

We’re happy about this beautiful spring day!

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#loveloudoun

🐝 Don’t worry. Bee happy. 🐝
What are you happy about today?

📸: @the_apiary_artist
#LoudounLocal #LoudounCounty

Claude Moore Park
04/07/2020

Claude Moore Park

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!

The next time you visit the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, take a selfie by one of our antique tractors. In the meantime,...
04/06/2020

The next time you visit the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, take a selfie by one of our antique tractors. In the meantime, enjoy the tractor activity at our virtual museum. https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/virtual-education

#heritagefarmmuseum
#lcps
#loveloudoun
#loudounfarms
#loudounhomeschool
#antiquetractor
#johndeere
#allischalmers

From our Friends at Loudoun Farms!
04/02/2020

From our Friends at Loudoun Farms!

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? 🐄🤔
#loudounfarms #loudounliving #purcellvilleva

Take a virtual farm tour to Will-O-Crest Dairy in Clifton Springs, New York.  The video is geared toward 4th-6th graders...
04/01/2020

Take a virtual farm tour to Will-O-Crest Dairy in Clifton Springs, New York. The video is geared toward 4th-6th graders.

https://bit.ly/34aowFz

#heritagefarmmuseum
#lcps
#loveloudoun

03/31/2020
Claude Moore Park

From our friends at Claude Moore Park!

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 e...
03/30/2020

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.

https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/virtual-museum

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#loveloudoun
#loudounfarms
#loudounlibraries
#loudounparks

03/28/2020
www.dgif.virginia.gov

A fun outdoor activity from our friends at Claude Moore Park.

https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/media/Backyard-Seek-and-Find-Worksheet.pdf

03/27/2020
Baby Goats at George's Mill Farm in Lovettsville, VA

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.

https://youtu.be/ArOiY0kRumE

Molly and Sam are 8th generation farmers who raise goats, chickens, and pigs at George's Mill Farm in Lovettsville, Virginia (https://www.georgesmillcheese.c...

The Loudoun Extension Office is offering free Zoom webinars this week. Tomorrow’s topic will be Hey, Ma! What about Chic...
03/25/2020
Homebound Education Webinars

The Loudoun Extension Office is offering free Zoom webinars this week. Tomorrow’s topic will be Hey, Ma! What about Chickens?

Doesn’t that sound fun?

#heritagefarmmuseum
#loudounfarms
#loveloudoun
#vatech

https://www.agroecologyhub.info/homebound-education-webinars.html

Want to learn something interesting about Ag, Hort and Food while housebound? Loudoun Extension will hosting a series of 30-45 minute Zoom webinar sessions during the morning (11AM) and then...

We’re out supporting our local farms today. Thank you Long Stone Farm in Lovettsville for being open and having eggs, me...
03/22/2020

We’re out supporting our local farms today. Thank you Long Stone Farm in Lovettsville for being open and having eggs, meat, cheeses, flowers, hand wipes, and nitrile gloves!

#heritagefarmmuseum
#longstonefarm
#loudounfarms
#loveloudoun

Great post from our friends at Claude Moore Park. Although the Museum is closed, the park is open for walking and joggin...
03/18/2020

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!

#heritagefarmmuseum
#loveloudoun
#loudounfarms

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)...
03/16/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

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.

Find information about respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus.

TAKE LOUDOUN HOME EXPO POSTPONED!Out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing the Expo. We hope to reschedule it in...
03/12/2020
WELCOME TO THE LOUDOUN HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM

TAKE LOUDOUN HOME EXPO POSTPONED!

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,...
03/08/2020

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!
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#VAM2020
#loudounfarms

We’re set up at the Inventor Expo at Algonkian Elementary School in Sterling. This milk pouring invention by one of the ...
02/26/2020

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!

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#loveloudoun
#lcps
#loudounfarms

Thank you to everyone who attended our program "Farming in Sterling" last Saturday. A special thank-you to the descendan...
02/18/2020

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.

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#ThomasBalchLibrary
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#loudounfreedomcenter

Heritage Farm Museum
02/18/2020

Heritage Farm Museum

02/05/2020

Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020 - The Museum will be closed for the rest of the day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

What was in Sterling before Countryside, Cascades, and the Dulles Town Center?  Find out on February 15th as we honor th...
02/01/2020

What was in Sterling before Countryside, Cascades, and the Dulles Town Center? Find out on February 15th as we honor the Edds, Ewing, Fitts, and Nokes families.

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#blackhistorymonth
#loveloudoun
#thomasbalchlibrary
#loudounfreedomcenter

It’s National Fun at Work Day and look how much fun our Board Director and Restoration Specialist are having with the co...
01/28/2020

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!
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#loudounfarms
#loveloudoun

Look what's growing in our garden!  2020 Community garden plot rentals available now...come GROW with us!  Contact the m...
01/17/2020

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.
01/08/2020

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...
12/10/2019

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.

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#takeloudounhome
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#loveloudounhistory
#farmall

Little Milkie says, “Moove over Rudolph. There’s a new reindeer in town!” Join Little Milkie and Big Milkie for Holiday ...
12/05/2019

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 members...
11/29/2019

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 ou...
11/26/2019

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.
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#loveloudoun

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This quilt in Milkie’s barn is called Photo Finish and depicts a chicken and e...
11/15/2019

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.
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#milkiethecow
#loveloudoun

Milkie says, "Let's talk turkey!"  Check out this fun program we offer on the Saturday before Thanksgiving!#LoveLoudoun
11/07/2019

Milkie says, "Let's talk turkey!" Check out this fun program we offer on the Saturday before Thanksgiving!
#LoveLoudoun

Milkie says, “Mooove over Houston. The Nats are World Series Champions!”
10/31/2019

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 ...
10/18/2019

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 ...
10/16/2019

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
09/06/2019

Heritage Farm Museum's cover photo

Heritage Farm Museum's cover photo
09/06/2019

Heritage Farm Museum's cover photo

Address

21668 Heritage Farm Ln
Sterling, VA
20164

General information

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

Telephone

(571) 258-3800

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