The Carroll County Farm Museum
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The Carroll County Farm Museum, located in Westminster,
Maryland, provides the public with the opportunity to experience
mid-nineteenth Century rural life. The Carroll County Farm Museum,
the first of its kind in Maryland, opened its doors to the public
for the first time on August 13, 1966. The Museum grounds include
original farm structures, such as the Farmhouse, built in 1852-53,
and a bank barn. Other buildings include a Smokehouse, Broom Shop,
Saddlery, Springhouse, Living History Center, Wagon Shed, General
Store exhibit, and a One-room Schoolhouse. Period artifacts and
antiques complete the rural experience for visitors.
A guided tour through the seven decorated rooms in
the Farmhouse is provided . The Showcase and Bowfront China Closet
in the Farmhouse feature special and interesting collections for
viewing. A self-guided walking tour pamphlet and signs provide the
visitor with information in the various outbuildings. Present exhibits
support the Museum by presenting artifacts with appropriate interpretation,
both to show how they once looked, and how they were utilized by
farmers and their families in the history of agriculture in Carroll
County. Visitors are given the opportunity to explore the Museum's
collections of horse-powered machines and farm implements used for
plowing, planting, and harvesting during the 19th Century.
The Museum Gift Shop sells items handcrafted by Farm
Museum artisans, souvenirs, candies, gifts and collectibles, stuffed
animals, and much more.
Special events have been a major attraction to specialized
audiences as well as being educational. A children's play area is
available on the property where youngsters can enjoy outdoor beauty
of the Museum grounds. A croquet lawn, a fish pond, and an heirloom
garden are some recent additions to the Museum grounds.
Rental facilities are available for meetings, company
picnics, family reunions, weddings, and receptions.
Schools from Maryland and surrounding areas are encouraged
to bring students to the Museum on field trips, affording them the
opportunity to learn outside a classroom setting.
For more information, visit www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org
Carroll County Farm Museum
500 South Center St
Westminster, MD 21157-5615