This site is a popular place for visitors and includes Crump Park, Meadow Farm Museum, and RF&P Park.
Crump Park features playgrounds, picnic shelters, trails, large open fields, and a fishing pond. Click HERE for a park map.
Meadow Farm Museum, an 1860 living history farm site and museum, presents programs and exhibits on the culture of the rural South. The costumed interpreters provide insight into the lives of Dr. John Mosby Sheppard, the owner of Meadow Farm, and his family. On selected weekends, they demonstrate seasonal activities in the farmhouse, barn, doctor’s office, kitchen, fields, and pastures. There are sheep, chickens, a turkey, hogs, cows, horses, and goats on the farm.
The Museum Orientation Center is open to the public during seasonal hours. Free tours of the farm and farmhouse are available year-round. Tours of the farmhouse begin at 1pm and the last tour is held at 3:30pm. Museum & Orientation Center are Currently Closed due to COVID-19. Farm Tours are not happening at this time. Click HERE for a park map.
RF&P is an athletic facility adjacent to Crump Park that features four restored RF&P train cars, picnic shelters, athletic fields and restrooms. There are also nice hiking trails. The interiors of the train cars are not open to the public. Click HERE for an RF&P park map.
Location: 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 (approx. 1-hr. from Fredericksburg)
Hours: Grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk
There are plenty of parking spaces and restrooms throughout.
We have thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits to Crump Park and Meadow Farm Museum. The kids love visiting all the farm animals and seeing the blacksmith and carpenters at work. We were able to do the farmhouse tour during one of our visits. The costumed docent gave us a wealth of information. We were really able to get a sense of what life was like in the 1800s. Unfortunately, during our most recent visit the farmhouse tours were not happening, and the blacksmith and carpenters were not out working. We could still walk around and see all the farm animals which was fun.
Crump Park is one of the best playgrounds in Richmond. My kids LOVE it! They could play for hours. The playground equipment is unique. There’s a toddler area with a train and tractor playset and an older kid playset with lots of places to climb, jump, and slide. As my kids recently said, “It’s the perfect park to play tag.” They didn’t want to leave. The park is in the shade and there’s a pavilion close by where a lot of parents sit to watch their kids.
Crump Park and Meadow Farm Museum is definitely a great place to visit!