RECREATION & PARKS
Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park
This site is a popular place for visitors and includes Crump Park, Meadow Farm Museum, and RF&P Park.
Crump Park features playgrounds, picnic shelters, trails, large open fields, and a fishing pond.
Meadow Farm Museum, an 1860 living history farm site and museum, presents programs and exhibits on the culture of the rural South. Costumed interpreters provide insight into the lives of Dr. John Mosby Sheppard, the owner of Meadow Farm, and his family. On selected weekends, they demonstrate seasonal activities in the farmhouse, barn, doctor’s office, blacksmith forge, kitchen, fields, and pastures. Visitors can also stop by Meadow Farm’s Gift Shop for a variety of items.
Hours of Operation
Grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Meadow Farm Museum
Historic Farmhouse, Orientation Center & Out Buildings.
March-November: Tuesday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
December-February*: Saturday & Sunday, Noon-4pm
*Closed first two weeks of January
Hiking/ Nature Trail
Open Play Area
Click here for programs held at Meadow Farm Museum and Crump Park.
To view a complete list of Recreation programs and register online, visit HCRP Connect.
Registration is required in advance for all programs with a fee.
Meet the Critters
Thursdays in August, 10-11:30am
Are you interested in visiting our farm animals? Join our costumed guides on Thursday mornings for an up close and personal look at our critters.
Old Fashioned Games
Fridays in August, 10-11:30am
Take a break from texting and put away your electronic games! Come to the farm to learn and play some old-fashioned games.
Glen Allen Day
Sat, Sep 19, 9:30am-3pm
The Glen Allen Ruritan Club in association with Henrico Recreation and Parks will host Glen Allen Day; one of Henrico County’s largest outdoor festivals! The festivities kick off with a parade at 9:30am on Mountain Road. Activities in the park include balloon animals by Miss Sheri the Clown, a petting zoo, airbrush designs, arts, crafts, business fair, and local musicians on two stages. Concessions will be available for purchase. For details, including a participant application, please visit www.glenallenday.org or call the Glen Allen Ruritan hotline at 257-9605.
Sat, Oct 17, noon-4pm
Enjoy the crisp fall beauty of Meadow Farm. Celebrate the harvest with fun for the whole family. Explore hands on activities and demonstrations that bring fall to the forefront, such as candle dipping, apple pressing, tractor rides, and living history exhibits. Enjoy live musical entertainment and the Wild West Medicine Show. Children can pick their own pumpkin to take home from the “Great Pumpkin Patch”. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Lantern Tours
Sat, Dec 19, 5:30-8pm
Candles are lit and the house at Meadow Farm is alive in anticipation of Christmas. The house is decorated from top to bottom for the holidays. Join the magical fun as costumed living historians lead groups through a candle-lit history of classic Christmas carols. Tours leave every 15 minutes from the Orientation Center. Information: email@example.com
Ages 16+. If you enjoy a variety of textile projects, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. Members participate in programs as well as reproduce textile projects for program use. Meetings are the first Saturday of the month, February-December from 9:30- 11:30am at Meadow Farm Museum. New members are always welcome. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages 10+. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. If you enjoy gardening and the companionship of good folks, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. The Meadow Farm Agricultural Guild meets Wednesdays evenings April through September from 6-8pm to work in the heirloom vegetable garden and in the crop field. Volunteer registration is required prior to participation and is available at the garden. Information: email@example.com
Meadow Farm was owned by seven generations of the Sheppard family, starting in the early 1700s. From this site, Tom and Pharaoh, slaves working for Mosby Sheppard, warned him of a proposed slave rebellion on August 30, 1800. Elizabeth Adam Crump donated Meadow Farm in 1975 in memory of her late husband Sheppard Crump. National Register Historic Site.