Heritage Farm Museum

Heritage Farm Museum Preserving the past and educating the future! Located within Claude Moore Park in Sterling, Virginia, the Heritage Farm Museum lets you explore over 250 years of Loudoun County agriculture history through traditional, as well as, family friendly interactive exhibits.
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The Waxpool General Store and Farm Kitchen exhibits allow visitors to experience first hand what rural life was like 100 years ago. The Museum's Gift Shop also offers a variety of unique and Virginia-made items. The Heritage Farm Museum also offers a variety of school, scout and family programs. Special seasonal events are scheduled throughout the year such as our Autumn Apple Festival and Tractorpalooza.

Operating as usual

Introducing Sensory-Friendly Night at the Farm Museum!  Visitors with sensory needs can visit the galleries with low lig...
06/21/2021

Introducing Sensory-Friendly Night at the Farm Museum! Visitors with sensory needs can visit the galleries with low light, a sensory 'cool down zone', and hands-on activities.

Assisting with Sensory-Friendly nights is Eva Buras, an OT at Valley Health, who wants to help provide opportunities to children with special needs since learning about her son's sensory processing impairments.

Featured guests from A Farm Less Ordinary will be on hand to talk about employment training and volunteer opportunities at their Loudoun County farms.
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Introducing Sensory-Friendly Night at the Farm Museum! Visitors with sensory needs can visit the galleries with low light, a sensory 'cool down zone', and hands-on activities.

Assisting with Sensory-Friendly nights is Eva Buras, an OT at Valley Health, who wants to help provide opportunities to children with special needs since learning about her son's sensory processing impairments.

Featured guests from A Farm Less Ordinary will be on hand to talk about employment training and volunteer opportunities at their Loudoun County farms.
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06/19/2021

Need a Saturday stop with family and friends? Come to the Juneteenth celebration at Claude Moore Park! Free parking and admission to the farm museum is included all day

Tomorrow is the Loudoun Juneteenth Celebration that will take place at #ClaudeMoorePark.  The #loudounheritagefarmmuseum...
06/18/2021

Tomorrow is the Loudoun Juneteenth Celebration that will take place at #ClaudeMoorePark. The #loudounheritagefarmmuseum will have free admission tomorrow in honor of the Juneteenth celebration.
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Tomorrow is the Loudoun Juneteenth Celebration that will take place at #ClaudeMoorePark. The #loudounheritagefarmmuseum will have free admission tomorrow in honor of the Juneteenth celebration.
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Transportation played an important part in the development of the dairy industry.  At the close of the Civil War, milk w...
06/16/2021

Transportation played an important part in the development of the dairy industry. At the close of the Civil War, milk was in short supply in Washington DC. The railroad that ran through Loudoun was the major stimulus of the growth of Loudoun's dairy industry. Trains would stop daily to pick up milk to take into Washington DC. The 1920s gave rise to another form of hauling milk, trucks. This allowed dairy farms to be further distances from the railroads. In 1925, Ed Noland and Ray Benjamin began hauling milk in cans from the Ashburn area with an open top truck. Bill and Flora Eades was another dairy family that hauled milk from Ashburn.

These photos from our Trickett Collection show a refrigerated bulk milk tank where milk was stored on a farm until a tanker truck (2nd photo) could come and pick up the milk. Bulk milk tankers were large enough to hold milk for two days.
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We are excited to have #brooksfieldschool here today for our Kernel to Kitchen program.  Love having groups back at #lou...
06/15/2021

We are excited to have #brooksfieldschool here today for our Kernel to Kitchen program. Love having groups back at #loudounheritagefarmmuseum
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Happy #NationalFlagDay  Most people know what the stars and stripes symbolize on the United States Flag.  How many Loudo...
06/14/2021

Happy #NationalFlagDay Most people know what the stars and stripes symbolize on the United States Flag. How many Loudouners know what parts of the Loudoun County Flag represent? The green represents the agricultural background of the county. There edging of the flag has white or silver drops representing milk drops for the dairy industry which was important to the growth of Loudoun County. Inside the triangular fields are nine wheat symbols for the wheat that was grown in the county.
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Happy #NationalFlagDay Most people know what the stars and stripes symbolize on the United States Flag. How many Loudouners know what parts of the Loudoun County Flag represent? The green represents the agricultural background of the county. There edging of the flag has white or silver drops representing milk drops for the dairy industry which was important to the growth of Loudoun County. Inside the triangular fields are nine wheat symbols for the wheat that was grown in the county.
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It's #CornOnTheCobDay.  Loudoun County agriculture has a history of growing grains - particularly wheat and corn.  Accor...
06/11/2021

It's #CornOnTheCobDay. Loudoun County agriculture has a history of growing grains - particularly wheat and corn. According to the USDA Agriculture Census, in 1964, 20,570 acres of corn was harvested for all purposes (grain, silage, fodder, hogged or grazed) in Loudoun County. This photo is from our Trickett Collection and was taken between 1960 and 1968.
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It's #CornOnTheCobDay. Loudoun County agriculture has a history of growing grains - particularly wheat and corn. According to the USDA Agriculture Census, in 1964, 20,570 acres of corn was harvested for all purposes (grain, silage, fodder, hogged or grazed) in Loudoun County. This photo is from our Trickett Collection and was taken between 1960 and 1968.
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Everyone wants to come to #loudounheritagefarmmuseum now that we have reopened for normal visitation.  We moved him outs...
06/10/2021

Everyone wants to come to #loudounheritagefarmmuseum now that we have reopened for normal visitation. We moved him outside and hopefully he will migrate to our community garden as they are good for getting rid of garden pests.
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Everyone wants to come to #loudounheritagefarmmuseum now that we have reopened for normal visitation. We moved him outside and hopefully he will migrate to our community garden as they are good for getting rid of garden pests.
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#gartersnake #loveloudounhistory #loudounfarms

The arrival of electricity on the farm was a momentous event in the history of dairy farms.  With the use of electricity...
06/09/2021

The arrival of electricity on the farm was a momentous event in the history of dairy farms. With the use of electricity, dairy farms were able to use electric milking machines and cool milk with refrigeration. Electricity revolutionized the ability to provide more milk production with less labor.

A dairy farm owned by J.M. Hughes that was located where Sterling Park is today was one of the first dairy farms to receive electricity in Loudoun County in the late 1930s.

These photos are from our Trickett collection taken between 1960 and 1968. The first photo shows a farmer emptying milk from a surge bucket milker. The second photo shows the milking units used in electric milkers.
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Come celebrate the Summer Solstice at the museum!  #FranklinParkArtsCenter will be bringing their inflatable planetarium...
06/07/2021

Come celebrate the Summer Solstice at the museum! #FranklinParkArtsCenter will be bringing their inflatable planetarium to explore the wonder of space and the summer solstice. Register at the Loudoun Parks Recreation and Community Service website and search for Activity #463762
https://www.loudoun.gov/webtrac

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Come celebrate the Summer Solstice at the museum! #FranklinParkArtsCenter will be bringing their inflatable planetarium to explore the wonder of space and the summer solstice. Register at the Loudoun Parks Recreation and Community Service website and search for Activity #463762
https://www.loudoun.gov/webtrac

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Happy #NationalCheeseDay  According to the 1850 Agricultural Census, 21,120 pounds of cheese was produced in Loudoun Cou...
06/04/2021

Happy #NationalCheeseDay According to the 1850 Agricultural Census, 21,120 pounds of cheese was produced in Loudoun County.
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Happy #NationalCheeseDay According to the 1850 Agricultural Census, 21,120 pounds of cheese was produced in Loudoun County.
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Tune in on Thursday to kick off Dairy Month!
06/02/2021

Tune in on Thursday to kick off Dairy Month!

Tune in on Thursday to kick off Dairy Month!

June is #NationalDairyMonth.  Our summer intern has been scanning slides for us that were donated by Bruce Trickett, who...
06/02/2021

June is #NationalDairyMonth. Our summer intern has been scanning slides for us that were donated by Bruce Trickett, who documented various farms in Loudoun County and Prince William County. The majority of these slides were taken between 1960 and 1968. This is one of the slides showing Holstein cows, which are popular dairy cows due to their high milk yield vs other dairy cow breeds.

Come back every Wednesday this month to learn more about the history of the dairy industry in Loudoun County.
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June is #NationalDairyMonth. Our summer intern has been scanning slides for us that were donated by Bruce Trickett, who documented various farms in Loudoun County and Prince William County. The majority of these slides were taken between 1960 and 1968. This is one of the slides showing Holstein cows, which are popular dairy cows due to their high milk yield vs other dairy cow breeds.

Come back every Wednesday this month to learn more about the history of the dairy industry in Loudoun County.
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Milkie is excited to announce that our interactive exhibits will be open starting June 1st!  You will be able to milk Mi...
05/28/2021

Milkie is excited to announce that our interactive exhibits will be open starting June 1st! You will be able to milk Milkie, ride the horses, play in the Waxpool General Store, Grandma's Kitchen and Ms. Su's Schoolhouse. Normal operating hours will resume with no advance reservation required. We will be open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm and Sunday 11:30am - 4:30pm.

Our daily programs will continue with 24 hour advance reservations required.
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#farmhistory #agriculturehistory

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Milkie is excited to announce that our interactive exhibits will be open starting June 1st! You will be able to milk Milkie, ride the horses, play in the Waxpool General Store, Grandma's Kitchen and Ms. Su's Schoolhouse. Normal operating hours will resume with no advance reservation required. We will be open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm and Sunday 11:30am - 4:30pm.

Our daily programs will continue with 24 hour advance reservations required.
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#loudounheritagefarmmuseum #loudounfarms #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory
#farmhistory #agriculturehistory

#reston #restonva #restonvirginia #sterlingva #sterlingvirginia #ashburn #ashburnvirginia #ashburnva #ashburnmoms #leesburg #leesburgva #leesburgvirginia #dullesmoms #southriding #southridingva

Happy #nationalpreservationmonth!  Our Restoration Specialist has been working on this wooden hand-crank farming mill th...
05/26/2021

Happy #nationalpreservationmonth! Our Restoration Specialist has been working on this wooden hand-crank farming mill that resides in our Workhorse Collection when he has the time. This piece of equipment cleans grains like wheat and barley and separates out all the debris from the fields from the actual grain.
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Happy #nationalpreservationmonth! Our Restoration Specialist has been working on this wooden hand-crank farming mill that resides in our Workhorse Collection when he has the time. This piece of equipment cleans grains like wheat and barley and separates out all the debris from the fields from the actual grain.
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#farmhistory #agriculturehistory

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Our special guest #belgiandrafthorses are here today for our #historicencountersday.  We have all sorts of other fun sta...
05/24/2021

Our special guest #belgiandrafthorses are here today for our #historicencountersday. We have all sorts of other fun stations too. We are here until 2pm today.

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Don't miss out!  We have 2 Belgian Draft Horses coming on Monday to our #historicencountersday.  Other stations include ...
05/22/2021

Don't miss out! We have 2 Belgian Draft Horses coming on Monday to our #historicencountersday. Other stations include historic cooking by a Revolutionary War soldier, World War I Soldier, historic games & toys, spinning, simple machines on the farm, weights & measures on the farm, along with our Blacksmith shop and Workhorse Collection being open. If you've been in the past, we have new stations. Register at https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/historic-encounters-day
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Don't miss out! We have 2 Belgian Draft Horses coming on Monday to our #historicencountersday. Other stations include historic cooking by a Revolutionary War soldier, World War I Soldier, historic games & toys, spinning, simple machines on the farm, weights & measures on the farm, along with our Blacksmith shop and Workhorse Collection being open. If you've been in the past, we have new stations. Register at https://heritagefarmmuseum.org/historic-encounters-day
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#piedmontheritagearea #piedmontheritage #claudemoorepark
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21668 Heritage Farm Ln
Sterling, VA
20164

General information

Admission: LAST ADMISSION 4PM Adults - $5 Seniors/Military - $4 Children (2-12) - $3 Children under 2 - FREE School and Scout Programs ALL PROGRAMS - $5 per child, $1 per chaperon/teacher/leader Parties BIRTHDAY PARTIES - $150 (price on website is incorrect) Farmer's Tea Party - price of regular admission All programs and parties MUST be scheduled in advance. Call 571-258-3800 to book.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30
Thursday 09:30 - 16:30
Friday 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday 09:30 - 16:30
Sunday 11:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(571) 258-3800

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