The Foundation funds and manages Clermont Farm, a 360-acre research and training site in history, historic preservation, and agriculture, owned by the Department of Historic Resources of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The farm and the foundation were a gift to the people of Virginia by Elizabeth Rust Williams in 2004.

As a study site, Clermont is open only by appointment to researchers, teachers and students. It is not open to the public except for specific scheduled events. Clermont has training relationships with universities in Virginia and Maryland, and a Community Agricultural Partnership with the Clarke County Public Schools and Farm Bureau.



A walk through the history of Clermont Farm is like a walk through US History.



Agriculture has been an ongoing concern on Clermont Farm since it's inception.

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Clermont’s Outdoor Sculpture

  1-10-14 A monumental “gateway ruin” sculpture on the Rt. 7 front of the farm introduces the Clermont Forum II: Interpreting Clermont’s History Through Art scheduled for April 12-May 31, a site-specific installation of work by twelve … [Read More...]

Ag Partnership Helps Kids Raise Pigs

  12-5-2013 The Clermont Foundation, the Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources (VDHR), the ClarkeCounty (VA) Public Schools, and the Clarke County Farm Bureau, using 18th century Clermont Farm as a lab school, are helping high school ag … [Read More...]

Clermont Forum II


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A primary mission of the Foundation is the preservation of  the historic Farm.  

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