Carroll County Farm Museum

Historic Site

Editorial Review

Another county, another farm museum. This one showcases farm life in the late 1800s, with various exhibits in different buildings, including a farmhouse, a wagon shed, a carriage- and tool-filled barn and a one-room schoolhouse. Tour guides are in attire appropriate to the era, and volunteer artisans demonstrate such waning skills as blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, broom making
and cooking over an open hearth. Oh, yes, there are animals too: sheep, pigs, goats, rabbits, ducks, turkeys and peacocks. The animal inhabitants, however, are strictly for observation. The buildings are surrounded by lots of green lawn that kids enjoy tearing across.

-- by John Kelly and Craig Stoltz

Words to the wise: There are demonstrations every weekend, but they're all different. Call ahead to find out what's on the schedule.