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Honoring the Past...

In 1887, John Stephenson and his family settled and built Fair Lawn Farm. Their lives, like most in those days, were simple. Their days consisted of working the land, raising livestock, and getting by with the resources they had or could find nearby. They were among many fellow Stephenson settlers, all working to establish themselves and build their lives after their ancestors originally migrated from Scotland and Ireland over a century earlier in approximately 1732.

And Keeping Traditions Alive.

Over a century later, Tim and Terry Duff purchased the property and have been working for the last two decades to restore the property. They raised their children, Sean and Brianna, in the home and lived among the memories of Fair Lawn’s past all while breathing new life back into the old house. Today, Fair Lawn Farm is open to visitors, who can explore the grounds, see a traditional maple sugar camp, visit an 18th-century gunsmithing cabin, and more.

Honoring the Past...

In 1887, John Stephenson and his family settled and built Fair Lawn Farm. Their lives, like most in those days, were simple. Their days consisted of working the land, raising livestock, and getting by with the resources they had or could find nearby. They were among many fellow Stephenson settlers, all working to establish themselves and build their lives after their ancestors originally migrated from Scotland and Ireland over a century earlier in approximately 1732.

And Keeping Traditions Alive.

Over a century later, Tim and Terry Duff purchased the property and have been working for the last two decades to restore the property. They raised their children, Sean and Brianna, in the home and lived among the memories of Fair Lawn’s past all while breathing new life back into the old house. Today, Fair Lawn Farm is open to visitors, who can explore the grounds, see a traditional maple sugar camp, visit an 18th-century gunsmithing cabin, and more.

An old black and white photo of Fairlawn Farm.

Learn about Fair Lawn’s History

Fair Lawn Farm has a deep-rooted history in Highland County, Virginia. It’s your turn to become a part of it!

Photo of a man making maple syrup with a child watching.

Events

Attend one of our events to learn more about maple syrup production, making apple butter, or 18th-century gunsmithing!

Photo of maple syrup bottles

Schedule a Farm Tour

Learn about Fair Lawn Farm on our guided tour! Visit our maple sugar house, see our gunsmithing cabin, and more.

Discover the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail

Photo of bottled maple syrup

Highland County is the southernmost commercial maple-syrup producing region in the U.S. and the largest in the state of Virginia, so our Highland County Chamber of Commerce decided to create a trail about it! Pick up a passport at Fair Lawn Farm (or any participating Highland County Maple Syrup camps), and visit our area’s camps throughout the year. Learn the techniques of how maple syrup is uniquely produced at each one!

You can also pick up a Passport at local businesses or at select Virginia Welcome Centers. After you visit all the camps, you’ll receive a prize! But the real incentive is to have more one-on-one interaction with the farmers who run the camps. (They’re pretty interesting!) Discover all that happens even beyond maple syrup on these farms and in the scenic, unspoiled mountains of Highland County.

**Passport incentives exclude the busy Maple Festival weeks and weekends during the second and third weeks in March.**

An old black and white photo of Fairlawn Farm.

Learn about Fair Lawn’s History

Fair Lawn Farm has a deep-rooted history in Highland County, Virginia. It’s your turn to become a part of it!

Photo of a man making maple syrup with a child watching.

Events

Attend one of our events to learn more about maple syrup production, making apple butter, or 18th-century gunsmithing!

Photo of maple syrup bottles

Schedule a Farm Tour

Learn about Fair Lawn Farm on our guided tour! Visit our maple sugar house, see our gunsmithing cabin, and more.

Discover the Virginia Maple Syrup Trail

Photo of bottled maple syrup

Highland County is the southernmost commercial maple-syrup producing region in the U.S. and the largest in the state of Virginia, so our Highland County Chamber of Commerce decided to create a trail about it! Pick up a passport at Fair Lawn Farm (or any participating Highland County Maple Syrup camps), and visit our area’s camps throughout the year. Learn the techniques of how maple syrup is uniquely produced at each one!

You can also pick up a Passport at local businesses or at select Virginia Welcome Centers. After you visit all the camps, you’ll receive a prize! But the real incentive is to have more one-on-one interaction with the farmers who run the camps. (They’re pretty interesting!) Discover all that happens even beyond maple syrup on these farms and in the scenic, unspoiled mountains of Highland County.

**Passport incentives exclude the busy Maple Festival weeks and weekends during the second and third weeks in March.**