Heritage Farm Museum and Village is a series of museums and buildings that evoke 19th century Appalachia and educate about the social life of settlers in the region from the earliest settlers to the present. While many of the logs and structures date from the 19th and early 20th centuries, Heritage Farm also hopes to teach an appreciation of the present to enable us to envision a brighter future.
Appalachia is a cultural region that roughly follows the path of the Appalachian Mountains which stretch from portions of Maine down to Georgia. West Virginia, notably, is the only state fully enveloped in the region of “Appalachia” as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Our museum represents the Ohio-River Valley portion where the vast majority of logs and items on display were collected.
The writeup on the Our Story page does the best job of describing how we came to be.
Our co-founders, Mike and Henriella Perry, collected them from the tri-state region of Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. It began as a private collection and has transitioned into a nonprofit organization that is open to the public.
We caution against overreliance on GPS because we’ve found many companies do not have our location listed correctly. Please read the directions on our Hours, Contact, & Directions page for more information.
Depending on when you visit, the programming could look very different. On Saturdays from May-December and Wednesdays June-September, the village is open to wander at your own pace, complete with additional special programming. On weekdays in June and July, the petting zoo and playground are open in addition to museums. Typically, on the other dates we provide a guided tour of 3 of our museums and an artisan on site. Calendar coming soon
Normal daily admission is $12 for Adults (18+), $10 for Seniors (65+), and $8 for Youth (3-17) with under 3 Free. We also sell Passes for free Saturday Admission for one full year from the purchase date.
We accept Visa and Mastercard.
We have a Café open every day from 11-2 (more info at the link) as well as a building in the village called “Village Vittles” that sells concessions on Festival days and other large events. Please call or email our office to inquire further.
While we would love to have all our buildings available, currently we do not have the volunteer and staff base required to keep everything open year-round. We are always looking for motivated volunteers, however, and we encourage you to visit the Volunteer page to learn more about helping us accomplish our goal!
The best ways to keep up with the Farm are our Facebook Page and the Events Page of our web site. You may also sign up for our Email Newsletter which provides periodic updates on Farm events (email Visitor Services and Communications for more information)
We host weddings, family reunions, corporate meetings and retreats, birthday parties, and much much more! Please email our Event Coordinator for more info on how we can help facilitate your wedding or event!
We do allow photoshoots to take place at Heritage Farm during our business hours. Please be aware that you do not have exclusive access to the Farm, and that other guests may be present. Currently our policy is that you call our office (304 522 1244) and schedule a time Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and that every member of your group (including the photographer) pay the admission fee.
Sorry, but we do not allow pets on the property or in lodgings and rental buildings.
We are an alcohol-free venue; smoking is not allowed in the village or inside rental buildings but is limited to designated outdoor smoking areas.
We are not looking for any specific items at this time, but if you can send pictures and a description to firstname.lastname@example.org we will get in touch with you if there is any interest. Please do not show up with items unannounced.
We are not currently interested in purchasing any of the above. As for any potential donations, please send a photo and description to email@example.com and we will get back to you if there is any interest. Please do not show up with items unannounced.
We have various farm animals, including sheep, goats, pigs, a cow, horse, chickens, and ducks, as well as less traditional animals such as llamas, peacocks, and a bison.
Please visit our Museums page for a description of each of our museums.
We do not have a public schedule for our artisans, particularly as they are often in charge of their own schedules. Please call our office or email Becky Crouch if you have a question about a specific date.
We are not currently interested in purchasing or receiving any animals. As for any potential donations, please send a photo and description to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you if there is any interest. Please do not show up with items unannounced.
We are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, except on Holidays (inquire at office for more information). Sometimes we also switch to a limited schedule in the winter. Please call our office if you have any questions about a specific date.