If you've seen other historic houses in the Mid-Atlantic such as Mt. Vernon, the Biltmore, Monticello or the houses in Charleston, you won't be too impressed with the Cherry Hill Farmhouse. It's a rather unremarkable two-story three-bedroom house dating back to the mid 19th Century. The most interesting aspect of it is that while many historic houses such as the ones listed above were built by the wealthy and famous, this is the rare historic house that shows how a normal American family of the time (albeit, an upper-middle class family) lived.
The staff is very friendly and welcoming, and the house doesn't take much time to see - the living room, dining room, kitchen and two of the three bedrooms are restored and open to the public. There is also a barn nextdoor to the house that was built contemporaneously with the house that has some period farm implements and exhibits on what Falls Church was like in the 19th Century. The farm was also briefly occupied by the Union Army during the Civil War, and on "Civil War Day," uniformed reenactors set up camp on Cherry Hill Park, the small park that surrounds the farmhouse.
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