Where Yesterday
Strengthens Tomorrow

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

1. What is Heritage Farm?

2. What is "Appalachia?"

3. How did you get here?

4. Where did the log buildings/ antiques come from?

5. How do I get there?

6. What’s available if I come visit today?

7. How much is admission?

8. Do you take credit cards?

9. Can I eat there?

10. Why aren’t all of your buildings open everyday?

11. How do I keep up with the Farm and its events schedule?

12. Do you host weddings or other events?

13. Can I stay on the property?

14. Am I able to have a photoshoot done there?

15. Do you allow pets?

16. Do you allow smoking or alcohol?

17. I am interested in donating items to the Museum. Who do I contact?

18. Are you interested in purchasing any antiques/farm equipment/other items?

19. What kind of animals do you have on the Farm?

20. What are your museums about?

21. Who do you have working in the Artisan Center today?

22. Are you interested in animals for your petting zoo?

23. When are you open?

24. How can I help? 

25. Are your facilities handicapped-accessible?

 

1. What is Heritage Farm?

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. 

 

2. What is “Appalachia?”

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.

 

3. How did you get here?

The writeup on the Our Story page does the best job of describing how we came to be.

 

4. Where did the log buildings/antiques come from?

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.

 

5. How do I get there?

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.

 

6. What’s available if I come visit today?

Check out our yearly programming calendar to determine what we have available on the day you plan to visit.

 

7. How much is admission?

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 admission for one full year from the purchase date.

 

8. Do you take credit cards?

We accept Visa and Mastercard.

 

9. Can I eat there?

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.

 

10. Why aren’t all of your buildings open everyday?

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!

 

11. How do I keep up with the Farm and its events schedule?

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

 

12. Do you host weddings or other events?

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!

 

13. Can I stay on the property?

Yes indeed! We have 5 log cabins for nightly rental as well as an actual Caboose and renovated Barn Conference Center

 

14. Am I able to have a photoshoot done there?

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.

 

15. Do you allow pets?

Sorry, but we do not allow pets on the property or in lodgings and rental buildings.

 

16. Do you allow smoking or alcohol?

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.

 

17. I am interested in donating items to the Museum. Who do I contact?

We are not looking for any specific items at this time, but if you can send pictures and a description to info@heritagefarmmuseum.com we will get in touch with you if there is any interest. Please do not show up with items unannounced.

 

18. Are you interested in purchasing any antiques/farm equipment/other items?

We are not currently interested in purchasing any of the above. As for any potential donations, please send a photo and description to info@heritagefarmmuseum.com and we will get back to you if there is any interest.  Please do not show up with items unannounced.

 

19. What kind of animals do you have on the Farm?

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.

 

20. What are your museums about?

Please visit our Museums page for a description of each of our museums.

 

21. Who do you have working in the Artisan Center today?

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.

 

22. Are you interested in animals for your petting zoo?

We are not currently interested in purchasing or receiving any animals. As for any potential donations, please send a photo and description to info@heritagefarmmuseum.com and we will get back to you if there is any interest.  Please do not show up with items unannounced.

 

23. When are you open?

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.

 

24. How can I help? 

-Donate
-Volunteer
-Become a Vendor
-Provide Special Entertainment
-Become An Artisan
-Become Gift Shop Consignor

 

25. Are your facilities handicapped-accessible?

Nearly all of our buildings are handicapped-accessible (including the three main museums that are open year-round), with appropriate ramps and clearance. We also have a handicapped-accessible restroom in our Artisan Center. Our walkways and roads are paved with gravel, and there are fairly long distances between the front and back of the village, so if you have difficulty walking or feel this may be a hindrance to you please keep that in mind.

We have entertained many handicapped and disabled guests and we value your feedback on how we can improve accessibility in the village! If you have specific feedback or accessibility questions about a particular building please email zach@heritagefarmmuseum.com!