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.
- April 1……………… So Long Old-Man Winter! Cleaning, Shearing, and Planting
- May 6 ……………… Spring Cleaning
- June 3………………. Cures & Complaints – 19th Century Medicine
- July 1……………….. Children’s Toys & Games
- August 5………….. Clothing & Adornment of the Slaves
Sheep to Shawl
Sat, April 8, 12-4pm
Spring is here and it is time to shear the sheep. Join us as Clothos Handspinners demonstrate, teach and offer you a chance to try your hand at processing wool. Card, spin, weave and dye. Compare the sheep shorn with electric shears to those sheared by hand. Buy a fleece right off the sheep. Watch the dogs manuver the sheep. Enjoy music under the shade of the trees. Food and textile vendors will also be available. Information: email@example.com
Check out these two spring events at other sites in Henrico!
The “Day 2” Modified Car
Sun, April 30, 2-3:30pm, Deep Run Recreation Center
Americans have a love affair with their cars – so much so that they become an extension of our personality! This “back in the day” 1960’s trend embraces the philosophy that to improve performance and get the look of the vehicle just right – purchase the perfect car and on “Day 2”, or the second day of ownership – add near-instant modifications and upgrades such as Crager mag wheels, white letter tires, side pipes, a fancy paint job, fender skirts and other aftermarket accessories! Join the Richmond Region AACA for a presentation and opportunity to get up close and personal with these mildly modified, period correct cars! Free. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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, 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.