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Evergreen House Museum
This six bedroom home began as a log cabin circa 1780, was converted to a farmhouse with outbuildings circa 1820, became a Victorian farmhouse in the 1870s, and is now on the National Register of Historic Properties.The frame section of the house is the footprint of the original house built by Revolutionary War veteran Edward Grimes circa 1780. The stone foundation of the Grimes house remains and features the original log beams.
With its hand-hewn chestnut beams and unique shape, this gorgeous barn dates back to the early 1780s. This recently restore barn is available for classes, weddings, and events. The barn is the only remaining 18th century barn in Western Maryland. Coming Soon! It will also house a new agricultural history museum in its lower stables.
Our 600-square foot rustic pavilion was built in 2015 with timber harvested and milled in our Heritage Sawmill. With hand-hewn picnic tables, it offers a beautiful outdoor space for workshops and events, and includes its own restroom facility.
Built in 2017, the 900 square foot timber-framed pavilion was built provide an additional venue for classes and events.
With its hand-crafted wooden dock, our large pond is the perfect resource for outdoor science activities and exploration including simple benthic analysis and water management discussions. It is also a lovely location for small wedding ceremonies.
Evergreen Learning Center
Our 600-square foot facility serves as the primary indoor class and meeting room for field trips, workshops, and meetings. It seats 40 people (conference-style seating) or 50 people in classroom (classroom seating), and offers projection facilities.
Under the Evergreens, Nature Play Space
One of our newest additions, this space is especially designed for our youngest explorers. It features a an embankment slide, a table for play, an art wall, a balance log climber, and a child-size bird’s nest for imaginative outdoor play.
Arts & Ag(riculture) Studio
With a duel purpose, the studio in the basement of our Caretaker’s House is used as a greenhouse for during colder weather and as an arts space during warmer months.
Heritage Hoop House
Our 2,100-square foot high tunnel greenhouse demonstrates best practices in sustainable agriculture including rainwater collection for irrigation and solar energy generation for power. This structure supports programs to replace invasive species with native plants and trees, regenerate heritage tree/plant species, and establish pollinator and wildlife habitats.
Passive Solar Greenhouse
The newest addition to our agriculture program, this unique building captures and stores the sun’s heat to create an off-the-grid space for year-round growing of plants, produce, and herbs.
Farmer’s Forest Garden
Currently being constructed, the one-acre garden will feature a variety of crops including nuts and seeds, mushrooms, vegetables, honey, medicinal plants, tying materials, basketry materials, poles and canes, fruits, wood products, and dye plants.
Heritage Sawmill and Wood Shop
Our Sawmill helps us utilize and train others in sustainable forestry practices while working hand-in-hand with DNR to maintain forest health, biodiversity, and capacity for regeneration. We re-purpose diseased trees from our surrounding forests for lumber to create buildings and learning stations.
Outdoor Learning Stations
We offer more than dozen outdoor learning stations and accompanying lessons that explore forest ecology, soil and water conservation, climate change, and alternative energy solutions. Station lessons align with the Maryland State Curriculum and Environmental Literacy Standards.
Energy Learning Station
Our 200-square foot facility enables students to explore energy science and technology and to evaluate renewable and other energy-saving solutions, from understanding how buildings are insulated to powering electricity through kinetic activity.
Evergreen Cupboard Gift Shop
Located in the basement of the Evergreen Museum, the Evergreen Cupboard features hand-crafted products (some made from ingredients harvested from our farm), a Book Exchange, and souvenirs. Proceeds benefit the Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation.