Start here for a welcome video, gift shop, and café.
Hand hewn log meeting/dining hall seating 70 with full service kitchen, bathrooms, convenient parking, private back porch, and special Way Back Weekend packages available
Home to the Heritage Farm Artisan Guild and 8 interactive folk art studios including the Smithsonian multi-purpose room.
Largest reception hall seating 200 guests with 4 bathrooms, full-service kitchen, beautiful wood paneling, and special Way Back Weekend packages available
Original property home turned modern farmhouse lodging for up to 8 people
Secluded log cabin inn including fire pit and creekside camping
Heritage Farm’s premiere lodging space boasting 3 porches, 4 bedrooms, and 4 1/2 baths
Our iconic Log Church, moved to Heritage Farm from its original spot in Lincoln County, WV, stands imposing in the middle of the village to remind us the centrality of faith in early Appalachian life. Its striking beauty compliments a variety of events, weddings, and services throughout the year.
Experience a turn-of-the-century transportation revolution in the Transportation Museum! See the first frontier wagons that rolled into these hills from east coast settlements and learn how innovations in transportation changed the way we travel through to the present.
Start by viewing an 1850’s Appalachian home and experience the rapid progress of early settler life through a century, with displays highlighting areas such as electronic communication, a model railroad display, leisure and entertainment, clothing, and more! The Progress Museum is also home to the fully-functional Artisan Guild Print Shop.
Marvel at the large steam engines that powered the 19th century agricultural age
The Appalachian mountains have historically been rich with natural resources, and this museum allows you to experience the ingenuity involved in harvesting these materials that fueled America’s Industrial Revolution. Home to a walk-through mock coal mine, displays on timber and miners, and a section dedicated to glass blowing, the Industry Museum will provide new perspectives on how industry shaped the region.
Heritage Museum preserves the “Original Collection” of early Appalachian artifacts that were the beginnings of Heritage Farm Museum & Village. Wind through the halls that construct a timeline of regional culture from indigenous tribes to today.
Stay the night in an historic caboose with modern amenities
Discover the ancient art of pottery at our period cabin, complete with kiln!
Late 18th century, patented mills used to construct whole communities are on display (operational for May Spring Festival)
A variety of interactive exhibits allow children of all ages to get “Hands On” with history
Enter a life-size doll house built specifically to display one of the nation’s largest private collections of dolls, carriages, and accessories. The finest of Appalachian craftsmanship takes you to a magical place, as Don and Connie Bowes’ creation chronicles vignettes of post-industrial amusement.
Kiss a llama, pet a piglet, and hold the bunnies while learning how our furry friends contributed to everyday farm life. Check back often as the Petting Zoo family is always evolving!
Step into the hub of day-to-day mountain life as the first building ever constructed at Heritage Farm takes you back to the days when the General Store, or Mercantile, was the main source of commerce around.
Our one of a kind bread oven is one of the most inviting spots in the village! On special occasions we have breads and other baked goods being made and sold here.
Follow the smell of burning coal and say hello to our resident Blacksmith at the Blacksmith Shop! The most important spot in early settlements due to the reliance on steel for many different survival tools, Heritage Farm's Blacksmith Shop is an engaging and truly memorable experience!
Start at a natural cave dwelling and see if you could survive with only what you carried into these hills. Could you forge a dwelling like the fur trader Trapper’s Shanty and ultimately build a Pioneer Homestead Cabin from the land to establish your family roots for generations to come?
Before public education, individual mountain communities would have to provide for themselves, and one educator would typically teach all ages between 6-13. Our school house sits on the precise former location of Ratcliff School. It has been restored to its original condition for you to explore how the first schools were introduced into these narrow hills!
Cozy up to the fireplace for a true log cabin cottage overnight
This restored 1800's dairy barn is perfect for overnight camps, conferences or reunions. Totaling 9,000 square feet, it includes five meeting rooms, two bunk rooms that sleep more than 30 people, four restrooms with 12 showers, a full-appliance kitchen, heating/air, and WIFI.
Poolside Log Cabin Inn for up to 6 people