Street Address
868 Plantation Road
Surry, VA 23883
Mailing Address
868 Plantation Road
Surry, VA 23883
April through October
Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Monday, Wednesday - Friday10 AM - 3 PM
Winter Schedule
November through March Museum closed to the general public.
Group tours and programs are available by reservation only.
General Museum Admission is Free!
State Park parking fee applies $3 weekdays $4 weekends
Gift Shop
Linda Guntharp, Executive Director
phone: 757-294-3439
Brian Frye, Educator and Program Coordinator
phone: 757-294-3439
Rudy Russo, Animal Husbandry / Agricultural Specialist
phone: 757-294-3439
Gary Hamrick, Museum / Farm Trades Technician
phone: 757-294-3439
Jerri Mourredes, Office Manager / Finance Specialist


'Chippokes where farm & forestry past meets the future'; farming for more the 350 years Chippokes foundation is looking to educate to promote agriculture into the future through the planned "learning center" building project.


Chippokes Plantation Farm Foundation provides the public with an enjoyable educational experience, which focuses on the history of agriculture, forestry and conservation. Located on the banks of the historic James River, the foundation operates one of the oldest continuously farmed plantations in the country.

Artifacts Collections

Antique farm and forestry tools and equipment.

Research Collections

Not available at this time.

Educational Programs

Pre outreach, on-site & post outreach ed programs available tailored to teacher/sol needs
Homeschool monthly programs
scout badge programs tailored
civic & group tours
programs are tailored to age of group & subject of interest to include: sciences, ecology, maths, animal care, farm life past, gardening today, soils & the forest as a living eco system, demos on blacksmithing & woodstove cooking.
we are open to ideas too !


    Access: Staff Only

    Appointment required: No


    Wheelchair Accessible


    Gift Shop