Spring Break Ideas Part IV

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For the fourth installment of our series on local and fun family Spring Break outings, we decided to highlight one of our favorites in an area we service that we have not covered in our blog this week. Some may not know that Patricia Clark of the Ellen Clark Team also serves Henrico County’s real estate needs.


Thursday’s Pick: Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park


History: The Meadow Farm Museum and Crump Park sit on 175 acres at 3400 Mountain Road of Glen Allen, Va. The Meadow Farm Museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and is a piece of living history. The land came into the Sheppard family in early 1700’s by land grant, and the home was built in 1809/1810 with the property being worked on through 1858. The farm house and land were then passed down through seven generations of Sheppard’s. It is legend that during the civil war, Union General George Armstrong Custis actually came to the property and tied his horse to a tree in front of the home. The Meadow Farm exhibits and programs highlight rural southern life.
 
Reasons to Visit:
 
  • Crump Park is great for fishing ( catfish, bluegill, and sunfish). There are also wetlands, a nature trail, and also features a playground.
  • There is an orientation center and blacksmith forge that can be toured along with the farmhouse.
  • Livestock!  Can be viewed daily, bringing rural farm life to an every growing urbanized county.
  • Crump Park is dog friendly! (Virginia leash laws do apply)
  • The farm house grounds and park are a birdwatchers paradise.                                                                            
  • There are animal tours where you can learn more about the resident cows (Bossy and Emily Florence), sheep, mule, turkeys, chickens, pigs, and donkey.
  • Meadow Farm offers  great programs like their sewing guild and agricultural guild. Details about these are available on their website.
  • Nearby is the RF&P park. This park hosts an athletic facility, soccer-football-baseball-and softball fields. There are also 4 restored train cars for viewing.
For all these reasons and more, we highly recommend Meadow Farm and Crump Park are a great place to visit today, this weekend, or any time you and the family are looking to adventure. Enjoy some fun in the sun today and we look forward to sharing more ideas for the family tomorrow. Remember the Ellen Clark Team proudly serves Amelia, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Moseley, Powhatan, and Richmond! Call 804-387-2976 or email at patricia@ellenclark.com for any and all of your real estate needs. Follow us on Facebook and visit our site at clarkteamproperties.com.