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.
Fri, Apr 10, 10-11:30am
Ages 5+. Join in the fun as we play 19th-century games at Meadow Farm. Trundle a hoop, bowl 9-pins, balance on stilts, and join in a friendly game of tug-of-war. Drop in to learn about these and more as we discuss what people did for fun in the past. Information: email@example.com
Sheep to Shawl
Sat, Apr 11, noon-4pm, Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park
Visit Meadow Farm to learn about wool and the methods used to process this unique fiber. Participate in hands-on activities such as carding, spinning and weaving. Make a wooly craft with the Friends of Meadow Farm. Watch members of Clotho’s Spinning Guild as they demonstrate the expert skills needed to produce a shawl and other products. Learn how sheep can be good listeners during a sheep dog demonstration. Enjoy historic music as while strolling the grounds of this beautiful 19th-century farm site. It’s sure to be a fun learning experience, or maybe the start of a new lifelong hobby! Information: tru08@ henrico.us
Henrico Hiking Club
Sunday, Feb 22, 1-3pm
Ages 18+. The Henrico Hiking Club is designed to offer a beginner hiking experience for participants with little-to-no previous experience. Hikes will take place at parks and will explore both maintained and primitive trail systems. The wildlife and history of each park will be discussed during each hike. Registration required. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.