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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning and Planting the Perennial Flower Garden
Sat, Mar 19, 9:30-11:30am
Ages 16+. Everyone loves flowers, but not everyone has the time or inclination to plan, buy, plant and replant their flower gardens year after year. Join us for a class to learn garden layout, plant and seed selection, and garden strategies for a flower garden that comes back every spring with minimum maintenance. Information: email@example.com
Sheep to Shawl
Sat, Apr 16, Noon-4pm
All ages. Visit Meadow Farm and learn about wool and the methods used to process this unique fiber. Clotho’s Spinning guild will be on hand to demonstrate the expert skills needed to produce a shawl and other products. Watch sheep being sheared the old-fashioned way and with electric shears. Be amazed at how the sheep dogs herd the woolies. Hands on activities include carding, spinning and weaving. Visit with Friends of Meadow Farm and make a wooly craft to take home. Tour the farmhouse and enjoy historic music as you stroll the grounds of this beautiful 19th century farm site. 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.