Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum

A working 1930s saw mill.
A working 1930s saw mill.
Address
868 Plantation Road
Surry, VA 23883
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Surry
Phone: (757) 294-3439
Fax: (757) 294-5153
Website www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/chippokes-farm-museum.shtml
Website www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/chf.shtml

The museum's mission is to show agriculture's past, present and future. Four buildings house early American farm and forestry tools and equipment. There are antique tractors and a working 1930s saw mill. The staff maintains livestock and manages more then 500 acres of still-productive farmland. The museum's Steam and Gas Engine Farm Festival, always held the weekend after Memorial Day, features tractor pulls, running model trains, flying model planes, horse teams plowing, a petting zoo, crafts, demonstrations and much more. The museum provides SOL-compliant educational programs on-site and through outreach for public schools, home-schoolers, scouts, 4-H and other organizations.




Last Updated: 11/8/2010 2:09 PM
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