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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: 
500 S Center St
Westminster, MD 21157

Parent Organization:
Carroll County Government
Phone 410 876-2667
Toll Free 800 654-4645 (out of area only)
Montgomery County
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
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec





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/


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


Swimming Athletic Other
Description  nature trail      horseshoe pit
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Nearby Attractions:





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


Carroll Arts Center multi-purpose arts center with theatre, classrooms & gallery space in renovated 1937 theatre 410 848-7272
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
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
Outdoor Recreation  
Cascade Lake 6 acre spring fed lake, swimming, fishing, boating, picnics, hiking 410 374-9111
3000 Snydersburg Road
Hampstead MD 21074
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 

Patapsco Valley State Park 8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City MD 21043
410 461-5005

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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
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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
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Turf Valley Resort & Conference 2700 Turf Valley Road
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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
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