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.
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
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.
Free Programs & Events
Farmhouse Tours: Tue-Sun, Noon-3:30 pm
Animal Tours: Sat & Sun, 10:30 am
First Saturday of each month, noon-3:30pm
Enjoy an afternoon of interactive, living history demonstrations as you explore this mid-19th century farm.
- May 6 ……………… Spring Cleaning: Scrubbing floors, walls and windows, tightening the rope bed, blacksmithing, gardening, laundry
- June 3………………. Cures & Complaints – 19th Century Medicine
- July 1……………….. Children’s Toys & Games
- August 5………….. Clothing & Adornment of the Slaves
Henrico Waking Tour – Crump Park, Sat, May 20, 10-11:30am
Red, White and Lights, Fourth of July, Tue, July 4
Sat, 9-11am (Apr-Sept)
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 works in the heirloom vegetable garden and in the crop field. Volunteer applications are required and 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, who were slaves of 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.