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.
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.
Check out our yearly programming calendar to determine what we have available on the day you plan to visit.
Normal daily admission is $15 for Adults (18+), $12 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.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Village Vittles is open every day the farm is open and offers a variety of concession style food. Inside our Peddler’s Corner snacks are available as well as a variety of drink options from our soda fountain.
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 Voluntee page to learn more about helping us accomplish our goal!
We host family reunions, corporate meetings and retreats, wedding receptions, birthday parties, and much much more! Please email our Event Coordinator for more info on how we can help facilitate your 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, 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. Our new Nature Center features many reptiles, amphibians, and fish native to Central Appalachian backyards.
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 Laura Perry 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.
Heritage Farm will open to the public on May 1, 2021.
Our new Adventure Park will open on May 29, 2021
2021 Hours of Operation
May open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm
June-August open Thursday thru Saturday 10 am -3 pm
September - October open Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm
2021 Special Events
May 1st- 25th Annual Spring Festival (10 am - 3 pm)
June 11th, July 9th, August 13th - Family Fun Nights (4 pm - 8 pm)
July 3rd, Summer Festival (10 am-3 pm)
October 2 - Fall Festival (10 am - 3 pm)
Dec 3rd, 4th, 10th , 11th - Christmas Village (5 pm - 9 pm)
Send an email request to:
-Become a Vendor - sell your wares in our village
-Provide Special Entertainment - we are always looking for interesting programming
-Become An Artisan - practice a Heritage trade like blacksmithing/quilting? you may be able to join our Artisan Guild!
-Become Gift Shop Consignor - we love to feature local businesses!
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 email@example.com!