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Carroll County Farm Museum

Description:  1800s farm in the 1852 almshouse (county poorhouse), now a museum of 1800s farm life
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How to find: 
Address:
500 S Center St
Westminster, MD 21157

Parent Organization:
Carroll County Government
Contacts
Phone 410 876-2667
Toll Free 800 654-4645 (out of area only)
E-mail ccfarm@carr.org
URL(s) 
Montgomery County
http://www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org/
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
May, Jun, Sep, Oct 12-5           12-5
Jul - Aug 12-5   10-4 10-4 10-4 10-4 12-5
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

As of JUL 2007 7-18 $3,
6 & under free
   $5 60+ $3  Adult $3 (20+)
Special Fees:  Open most weekends for special events,  admission fees vary
Additional Group Info: Reservations suggested several weeks in advance
Special Tours & Pricing:
Reservation Contact:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Start in the 1852 almshouse (county poorhouse), now a museum of 1800s farm life. Guided tour includes Farm Museum only, self-guided walking tour of outbuildings
Big Events: Traditional Arts Week (Apr); Blacksmith Days (May), Living History Camp (Jul) Suggested Stay:
Period 1800s Structures Type of Site
Buildings: Almshouse (farm house), springhouse, blacksmith shop, wagon shed, smokehouse, veterinarian shop, broom shop, saddlery, one room schoolhouse,
Interpreters: Yes Craftspeople: blacksmith, tinsmith, weaver, spinner, quilter, wood carver
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Picnic Vending/
Snacks
Cafeteria

 Restaurant

Capacity tables and pavilions
Hours
Type of food
Shopping Gift Shop(s) Specialty Shops Other Shopping
Name/hours General Store    
Merchandise items made on site, old-fashioned candy    
Recreation

Hiking

Swimming Athletic Other
Description  nature trail      horseshoe pit
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Nearby Attractions:

Historical

Description

Contact

Address

Union Mills Homestead Historic home & mill 410 848-2288 3311 Littlestown Pike
Westminster MD 21158
Strawbridge Shrine "Birthplace of American Methodism" 410 635-2600 New Windsor MD 21776

Cultural

 
Carroll Arts Center multi-purpose arts center with theatre, classrooms & gallery space in renovated 1937 theatre 410 848-7272
http://ccpl.carr.org/arts/
91 West Main St
Westminster MD 21157
Carroll Community College Galleries Performing Arts Center Gallery, Great Hall Gallery with  county and state shows, Langdon Family Gallery for individual artists 410 386-8000
888 221-9748
1601 Washington Road
Westminster MD 21157
Carroll Life Gallery artists group arranges exhibits in local establshments 410 848-7272
http://ccpl.carr.org/arts/
Carroll County Artist Guild
225 North Center Street
Westminster MD 21157
McDaniel College
Esther Prangley Rice Gallery
student, faculty, local, regional & national exhibits in varied media, permanent collection on display 410 857-2595 Peterson Hall
Westminster MD 21157
McDaniel College
Theatre on the Hill
summer theatre with varied performances 410 857-2448 2 College Hill
Alumni Hall
Westminster MD 21157
Recreational  
       
Amusement  
       
Outdoor Recreation  
Cascade Lake 6 acre spring fed lake, swimming, fishing, boating, picnics, hiking 410 374-9111
http://www.cascadelake.com/
3000 Snydersburg Road
Hampstead MD 21074
Shopping
SERRV International Gift Shop handcrafts from 40 countries 410 635-8711 Brethren Service Center
500 Main Street
PO Box 365
New Windsor MD 21776
Pennsylvania Dutch Market 3 days a week of Amish, Mennonite, and other vendors 410 876-8100 Crossroads Square Shopping Center
Westminster MD 21157

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Nearby Places to Stay:
towns:  9 mi  Uniontown, New Windsor, Finksburg,  Hampstead, Manchester 

Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
Patapsco Valley State Park 8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City MD 21043
410 461-5005

Bed & Breakfast

 
Westminster Inn 5 South Center Street
Westminster MD 21157
410 876-2893
Glenburn 3515 Runnymede Road
Taneytown MD 21787
410 751-1187
Yellow Turtle Inn B&B 111 South Springdale Avenue
New Windsor MD 21776
410 635-3000
Antrim 1844 30 Trevanion Road
Taneytown MD 21787
410 756-6812
Bowling Brook Country Inn 6000 Middleburg Road
Middleburg MD 21757
410 876-2893
Amanda's B&B 3538 Lakeway Drive
Ellicott City MD 21042
443 535-0008
Beechmont B&B 315 Broadway
Hanover PA 17331
717 632-3013
Gramercy Mansion B&B 1400 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson MD 21153
410 486-2405
Lightner Farmhouse B&B 2350 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg PA 17325
717 337-9508
Sheppard's Mansion 117 Frederick Street
Hanover PA 17331
717 633-8075
Hotel/Motel Reserve rooms in Westminster at Expedia Click Here For Bookings in Westminster
Boston Inn Inc 533 Baltimore Boulevard
Westminster MD 21157
410 848-9095
Best Western Westminster Catering & Conference Center 451 WMC Dr
Westminster MD 21158
 
Westminster-Days Inn 25 South Cranberry Road
Westminster MD 21157
 
El-Car Motel Maryland Route 30
Upperco MD 21155
410 429-2929
Scenic View Motel 2869 Baltimore Boulevard
Finksburg MD 21048
410 833-2490
Hampton Inn 11200 York Road
Cockysville Hunt Valley MD 21030
410 527-1500
Marriott Hotels & Resorts 245 Shawan Road
Cockysville Hunt Valley MD 21031
410 785-7000
Sandra Lee Motel 4500 Old National Pike
Mt Airy MD 21771
301 829-1474
Super 8 Motel 40 Wetzel Drive
Hanover PA 17331
717 630-8888
Turf Valley Resort & Conference 2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City MD 21042
410 461-4475
Best Local Information:
Name, brief description Address Phone, E-mail, URL
Carroll County Tourism Maryland Carroll County Visitor Center
210 East Main Street
Westminster MD 21157
410 848-1388
800 272-1933
cctourism@ccg.carr.org
http://www.carr.org/tourism
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Learn More About It:

On the Web Description URL/E-mail
Montgomery County Schools   www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/socialstd/FT/Carroll
     
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Last Update:
01/09/2010

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