Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park

3400 Mountain Road | Glen Allen, VA   23060 | (804) 652-1455 | MeadowFarm@henrico.us
Description

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.

Hours of Operation

Crump Park
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

Amenities
Fishing Fishing
Hiking/Nature Trail Hiking/ Nature Trail
Open Play Area Open Play Area
Picnic Area Picnic Area
Picnic Reservations Picnic Reservations
Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter
Play Equipment Play Equipment
Restrooms Restrooms
Programs

View all Recreation 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.


Guilds

Sewing Guild & Sewing Academy
Fourth Sat, 9:30-11:30am (Feb-Dec)
If you enjoy a variety of textile projects this may be the volunteer opportunity for you. Members produce textile projects for Meadow Farm Museum historic programs. The Guild is for experienced tailors and the Sewing Academy is for those just learning to sew. Meetings are the fourth Saturday of the month. New members are always welcome. Information: eik@henrico.us

Agricultural Guild
Sat, 9-11am (Apr-Sept)
All ages. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a supervising parent/guardian. 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: eik@henrico.us

Trades Guild
Meadow Farm is looking for volunteers that have at least basic skills in woodworking and blacksmithing. Basket weavers and other trade demonstrators are also needed. If you are willing to dress in mid-19th-century clothing, share your knowledge and demonstrate your trade, we have an opportunity for you to help put the “living” in our designation as a living history museum. New members are always welcome. On the job training will be provided to enhance your existing skills. Contact us now to join the great team at Meadow Farm. Information: eik@henrico.us               

Helpful Links

Park Map
Program Registration
Historic Preservation
Reserve a Picnic Shelter or Gazebo

History

Meadow Farm was owned by seven generations of the Sheppard family, starting in the early 1700s. During the Jeffersonian era, two enslaved men named Tom and Pharaoh, owned by the Sheppard family, informed Mosby Sheppard of a proposed slave uprising that was to take place in Richmond on August 31, 1800. Mosby Sheppard contacted Gov. James Monroe, the local militia was called out and the uprising known as Gabriel’s Rebellion never took place. 

Meadow Farm was inherited by Dr. John Mosby Sheppard after the death of his parents, Mosby and Elizabeth Sheppard. Dr. Sheppard, a well respected physician in Henrico, oversaw the running of the farm during the tumultuous  years of the American Civil War. The last Sheppard to live at Meadow Farm was Sheppard Crump and his wife, Elizabeth Adam Crump. In 1975, Elizabeth A. Crump in memory of her late husband, donated Meadow Farm to Henrico County. Meadow Farm is listed as a National Register Historic Site.

Special Features

Farm House

Blacksmith Forge

Orientation Center

 

Map
Events
Mar 24

Time Travelers Weekend

March 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mar 25

Time Travelers Weekend

March 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Photo Gallery