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Rural Heritage Museum

Museum Currently Closed- reopening April 10, 2021

Phone:  240-420-1714

 

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Rural Heritage Museum

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Back to a time when the pace was a bit slower and life centered around the farm, family, and community.

At the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum you will learn about our region’s beginnings and history; in addition to how the rural and agricultural heritage continues to play a role in Washington County today. The museum grounds consist of three 7,200 square-foot metal buildings, and an outdoor homestead and village of authentic period buildings from the 1800’s. Exhibits range from those depicting early rural life prior to 1940, large pieces of farm equipment and farm implements; and in our newest building with local modes of transportation, most dating prior to 1940.

An educational and captivating museum for children and adults!

The museum grounds consist of three 7,200 square-foot metal buildings, and an outdoor homestead and village of authentic period buildings from the 1800’s. Exhibits range from those depicting early rural life prior to 1940large pieces of farm equipment and farm implements; and in our newest building with local modes of transportation, most dating prior to 1940.

We invite you to take a stroll around our website and then visit us at the museum.

Several events are held on the grounds throughout the year. One of our most popular is Spudfest, spotlighting the potato! Potatoes are harvested late summer by a horse-drawn plow and children can “get dirty” picking the crop. Other popular events are the Spring & Winter Holiday Open House, Apple Fest, and Country Breakfast Buffet.

During many events, the grounds are bustling with various demonstrations and activites, some include artisan bread baking, hearth cooking, garden activities, crafts for children, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and rug hooking, broom and candle making, sawmill, stone crushing and more!

Rural Heritage Village and Homestead

Rural Heritage Village and Homestead

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Early Rural Life Museum 1

Early Rural Life Museum 1

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Farming Progression Museum 2

Farming Progression Museum 2

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Transportation Methods Museum 3

Transportation Methods Museum 3

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Join or Give to the Museum Today!

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Rural Heritage Museum

Museum Currently Closed- reopening April 10, 2021

Phone:  240-420-1714

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