Lucketts, VA

“I must have flowers always.”  This quote describes the sunshine Lucketts brings to my life.


This quaint and seemingly untouched town was originally called Black Swamp.  They say it is because of the Black Oak trees growing in the area. The town later became known as Goresville from the late 18th century until the mid-19th century.  The town derived its name after a Thomas Gore a prominent local man.  In 1865 the town changed its name again to  Lucketts in 1865. The town’s Lucketts School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

When I am looking for a unique gift for a creative person I go meander through the antique stores.  A must stop are my favorites:
Bee Keepers Cottage
* The Old Lucketts Store
* Rust and Feathers

There is the design house that has various dates to which it is open.  I have not been able to be there on those days but here it is stellar.

This last trip we scored an Elvis Presley record, metal basket, 2 old photos mounted on a board with a news blurb and a must have tote Lucketts tote bag.

The shops are open mostly 10-5 everyday of the week.  Most of the shops are located around the only stop light in Lucketts.

Temple Hill Park

Come out to the farm to pick out a beautiful bouquet of Sunflowers, Zinnias and Cosmos. A bouquet is only $5.00 with each sunflower stem and additional $0.50.


Temple Hall was constructed in 1810 for William Temple Thomson Mason (24 July 1782–1862), a son of Thomson Mason and his second wife Elizabeth Westwood Wallace of nearby Raspberry Plain, and nephew of George Mason. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Hall

This can be an all day family activity.  Children will spend the day on the playground and enjoying all the animals on the farm.  The best time to visit is during the fall Festival including a giant 24 acre maze, paintball shooting gallery, pumpkin blasters, jumping pillow & much more!

The children can spend the day on the playground and walking around the farm visiting the animals. The best time to visit is during the fall festival including a giant 24 acre maze, paintball shooting gallery, pumpkin blasters, jumping pillow.

There is amble spots to picnic however dogs are not allowed on the property.  The farm is free to visit.

March 31 – November 6
Mondays (Open November 5): CLOSED
Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00-4:30 PM

Please call 703-779-9372 to reach the park staff.

https://www.novaparks.com/parks/temple-hall-farm-regional-park

Barnhouse Brewery

This local favorite brewhouse was started by Roger and Christine Knoell .  They have  giant Bavarian Pretzels with house-made beer cheese and several homemade beer mustard’s.  My favorite is the spicy mustard flavor paired with the Kolsch.

THE BEERS
Lighter Side
Hoppy
Malty
Belgian & Seasonals
Specialties
Lagers

They are open Friday – Sunday are kid and dog friendly.

Vanish Brewery

Vanish Brewery is located near Lucketts and Leesburg with 20 taps started by Jonathan Staples in 2014.  The vast property 53 acres with black hops has room for kids to play and dogs to enjoy the sun.

The outdoor tables are the perfect spot to enjoy the live music. A perfect spot to spend the entire day with friends play Frisbee golf and lounging around the property.

42245 Black Hops Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone: 703-779-7407

Hours: Mon-Wed 12-9pm
Thurs, Fri 12-10pm
Sat 11am-10pm
Sun 11am-9pm