Heritage Farm Museum & Village is a recreated 19th century Appalachian village that includes museums, animal exhibits, artisans, and an adventure park. Experience life for the region’s settlers from the 1850s onward, interact with animals in the petting zoo and nature center, see talented artisans work, and embrace adventure on the ziplines, high ropes courses, and mountain bike park. Our friendly staff and museum guides are ready at every turn to help create a memorable day for guests of all ages.
Read more about the origin of Heritage Farm on the Our Story page
Appalachia is a cultural region that roughly follows the path of the Appalachian Mountains. According to the Appalachian Regional Commission, West Virginia is the only state to be fully included within Appalachia. Heritage Farm represents the Ohio-River Valley portion of the region, where the vast majority of log buildings and items on display were collected.
If using a GPS or navigation app, please inspect the route prior to beginning. We caution against following directions that include German Ridge Road due to its many steep, tight turns. Please approach the farm only from I-64 or 14th Street West in Huntington.
Read more on our Contact & Directions page.
Our 2022 season begins May 6! During the month of May, we will be open Fridays and Saturdays. The Adventure Park opens May 28.
From June 2 to August 20, you are welcome to join us on Thursday, Fridays, and Saturday (with the Adventure Park available all three days).
From September 2 through October 29, the Farm will be open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Operational hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For guests 3 years old and younger, admission is free!
For guests who are 4 to 17 (kids), admission is $10.
For guests who are 18 to 64 (adults), admission is $15.
For guests who are 65 and older (seniors), admission is $12.
General Admission includes access to the museums, artisans, petting zoo, nature center, treehouse walk, wagon ride, and more.
General Admission does not include the Adventure Park activities, food, or items sold by artisans or in the gift shop. Some artisans are cash-only.
Please note: Purchase of an Adventure Park activity includes General Admission. To experience the biggest savings, schedule your Adventure Park activities prior to or upon arrival.
Yes! Our group rate requires a minimum of 15 guests. This is true for both General Admission and the Adventure Park. To guarantee paying the group rate, call ahead. The Heritage Farm office can be reached at 304-522-1244.
Yes (mostly)! You are able to use credit cards or cash to purchase General Admission, Adventure Park activities, and food. But, if you are planning to purchase items from artisans or outside vendors, keep in mind that some of them are cash-only.
Yes! We are open rain or shine! Of course, if there is extremely severe weather or a power outage, we may have to close. Additionally, the Adventure Park safety guidelines prohibit activity if there is lightning in the area. This may result in a delay or refund of activity.
While most of the Farm is available every time we’re open, there are a few special locations (such as the Heritage Museum and a few artisans) that are only available during festival days. Additionally, while the 2022 season begins May 6, the Adventure Park does not open until May 28.
While we do appreciate the thought for item donations, we are not currently looking for any specific items at this time. Please do not bring items unannounced. If you would like, you are welcome to email a picture or description of the item to email@example.com.
Nearly all of our buildings are handicapped-accessible, including the three main museums which have appropriate ramps and clearance. We also have a handicapped-accessible restroom in our Artisan Center.
Please note: Our pathways are gravel and may create issues for some wheelchairs. Additionally, the front and back of the village are very spread out, so if you have difficulty walking, this may be a hindrance.
We have entertained many handicapped 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we love animals as much as anyone, pets are not allowed at Heritage Farm.
Service animals are permitted, but must not interact with Heritage Farm animals. This includes the petting zoo, nature center, and wagon ride route which houses our large animals. Guests with service animals will be shown the routes to use that will allow for separation of animals to be maintained.
“Service animals are: dogs; any breed and any size of dog; trained to perform a task directly related to a person’s disability. If the dog’s mere presence provides comfort, it is not a service animal under the ADA. But if the dog is trained to perform a task related to a person’s disability, it is a service animal under the ADA.”
“If admitting service animals would fundamentally alter the nature of a service or program, service animals may be prohibited. In addition, if a particular service animal is out of control and the handler does not take effective action to control it, or if it is not housebroken, that animal may be excluded.”
“At a zoo, service animals can be restricted from areas where the animals on display are the natural prey or natural predators of dogs, where the presence of a dog would be disruptive, causing the displayed animals to behave aggressively or become agitated.”
Yes! We have 3 rental cabins available, as well as a large retreat center for groups. Reservations for the cabins can be made either on Airbnb.com or by calling the office at 304-522-1244 (ext. 1). To reserve the Barn Retreat Center, please call the office.
Read more on our Lodging page.
While we do not allow wedding ceremonies, you are welcome to reserve either Heritage Hall or Pioneer Hall for your reception! For birthday parties, you may arrange to use part of the Pavilion (where the wagon ride begins), but it will not be exclusive to your guests. Birthdays parties, with previous reservation, can be held on Saturdays during open hours from May through October. If you have any questions about other events or would like to book an event, please call the Heritage Farm office to discuss more at 304-522-1244.