year is 1800. A thirty-mile trip takes a day or more. John Adams is
President, but most people in the Blue Ridge have never seen or heard
him. “No phone, no lights, no motorcars” is real life
Experience early rural life in the Blue Ridge at the BRI’s Blue
Ridge Farm Museum, a re-created Virginia-German farmstead. Costumed
interpreters prepare meals over the open hearth, drive oxen, blacksmith,
and carry out a host of other household and farm chores of the period.
In the gardens and around the log farm buildings heirloom vegetables
and historic breeds
of livestock speak to the region's agricultural heritage.
Ridge Farm Museum offers a variety of enriching tours and programs,
including “day on the farm” hands-on activities with visitors
working in 1800 costumes.
Blue Ridge Farm Museum is open to walk-in visitors Saturdays 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Sundays 1 to 5 p.m., mid-May through mid-August. Group
tours are available by reservation any day April through October.
Admission is charged. Hands-on programs and lectures are available
by special reservation; call for details and prices.
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