Cherry Hill Farmhouse

38.886666666667 - 77.172777777778Koordinaten: 38 ° 53 ' 12 " N, 77 ° 10' 22 " W

The Cherry Hill Farm House is a museum in Falls Church, Virginia in the United States. It was built in 1845 in the neoclassical style and was until 1945 the wealthy farming families. In 1956 it passed into the ownership of the city of Falls Church, which converted it into a museum. Today, the Cherry Hill Farmhouse, as five more such structures in Falls Church, as an important testimony of Victorian buildings in the area subject of the National Register of Historic Places.


The house was built around 1845 as a farm house in the classical style, a built in timber frame construction barn belongs to the estate. William A. Blaisdell, of a market stall in Washington, DC operation, bought the house in 1856, together with the 73 -acre farm.

From 1870 to 1945 the house was owned by the Riley family. The poet James Whitcomb Riley, who used the house and some of its inhabitants in his poems. The farm house, barn and outbuildings belonged from 1945 to 1956 the University of Virginia before they were bought by the City of Falls Church with the rest of the estate. The land is framed by Park Avenue, Little Falls Street and Great Falls Street. The city government was restored the house and convert it into a museum that documents the lifestyle of the wealthy families in the area. The building is now in a 2.8 hectare park.

The museum includes authentic furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries, belonging like other historical exhibits a foundation that has the name given to friends of Cherry Hill; in the barn a collection of tools and equipment from the 19th century is shown.

The Cherry Hill Farmhouse & Barn is part of the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only six buildings in Falls Church from the Victorian era, which were recorded in the register, with no industrial building has survived from those days time.


  • Museum in Virginia
  • Fairfax County
  • Monument on the National Register of Historic Places (Virginia)
  • Built in the 1840s
  • Neo-classical building in the United States
  • Residential buildings in the United States
  • Falls Church