Cabin Days at Ingles Farm begins May 27-28
The reconstruction of the earliest part of this ancestral farm will be open to the public on May 27th and 28th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. While open to the public, interpreters depict and explain life in the New River Valley during the late 1700’s. ‘We are trying to portray what a rural farm family would have gone through in a typical growing season’, said John Jeffries, history interpreter and descendent of Mary Draper Ingles.
The cabin remains one of the most interesting home sites in the New River Valley. The farm includes the restored cabin which has been furnished to reflect the late 1700’s, a garden and representative livestock.
While there, recount Mary’s capture by Shawnee Indians in the mid-1700’s and the perils she faced to find her way more than 700 miles back home. More information is available at www.InglesFerry.org.
There is no admission charge and children are welcome.
To get to Ingles Farm, 9 Wilderness Road, Radford, VA 24141, take exit #105 off of I-81. Go about one mile and the sign for Ingles Farm will be on your left. Follow the directional signs for parking.
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For more information, contact the Radford Visitor’s Center or Glencoe Museum at 267-3153 or 731-5031 or www.VisitRadford.com.
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