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
the State of 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 and a bank barn, built in 1852-53. Other
buildings include a 1700s Log Barn, Smokehouse, Broom Shop, Saddlery, Springhouse, Living History Center,
Wagon Shed, General Store exhibit, Firehouse, 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 Large Hall Showcase and
Bowfront China Closet in the Farmhouse feature special displays and collections which rotate bi-monthly.
A self-guided walking tour pamphlet, push button recordings, and signage provide the visitor with information
in the various exhibit buildings. 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.
Learn more about the history of the Carroll County Farm Museum.
Hours of Operation
: The Farm Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
: The Farm Museum offers educational tours depicting 1800s farm family life. Reservations should be made for groups of 20 or more.
These visits include a guided tour through the Farmhouse, a guided tour of the Hoff Log Barn, self-guided tours
through the Living History Center where artisans demonstrate old-time skills, and other exhibit buildings.
Adults - $5.00
Age 10 - 18 and 60 & over - $4.00
Age 9 and under - Free (with adult admission)
: $4.00 per person
In County students - $3.00
Out of County students - $4.00
Chaperones - $4.00
All Teachers - Free
: Fees vary.
Free admission except for Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention, Common Ground on the Hill’s Roots
Music & Arts Festival and The Maryland Wine Festival®. Click
to become a member.
Volunteers are an integral part of the Farm Museum. They assist us every day by working
in the Gift Shop, guiding tours, and demonstrating forgotten arts. They also fill the many positions
necessary to accommodate the thousands of visitors during Museum events.
The Carroll County Farm Museum is located at 500 South Center Street in Westminster,
Maryland. Click here
: Handicapped access is available to 29 of the 31 exhibits. Exhibits may be accessed
by paved roads, cement walks and wooden ramps and porches. The animal pens, Heirloom Garden, Fish Pond and
play area are sited in a grassy area. Restrooms are fully accessible. Handicapped parking spaces are located
near the museum entrance