Discover Farmville Virginia – An Ideal Location for Shopping, History, and Recreation

In the heart of the Virginia countryside, there’s a small historic town called Farmville that combines the convenience of big-city shopping with the enjoyment of small-town hospitality. Farmville Virginia boasts a wealth of natural, historical, cultural, recreational and educational resources.  You can stroll down turn-of-the-century Main Street, with blocks and blocks of irresistible small shops – and treasures winking at you at every window. Farmville VA is a wonderful destination with things to do and see for all ages.

Farmville Virginia


Green Front Warehouses, Building 8 & 9

Green Front Warehouses, Building 8 & 9

Green Front Furniture – You have got to see this place! 12 warehouses packed with furniture from 130 manufacturers and over one million oriental rugs in stock at unheard-of low prices. Caryn’s Bridals – An expansive and beautiful showroom of premier bridal, prom & formal wear. Penelope –  Offers a wide selection of sterling silver jewelry at the lowest price possible, along with classic casual clothing and accessories. Other merchants: Sleeping Bee, Mainly Clay, Amish Originals, Discount Fabrics


Beautiful Scenery on the Appomattox River in Downtown Farmville

Beautiful Scenery on the Appomattox River in Downtown Farmville

Appomattox River Co – One of Virginia’s oldest and largest canoe and kayak specialty stores. Sandy River Outdoor Adventures Sandy River Outdoor Adventures operates Canoe and Kayak trips and bike rentals from their location next to Green Front Furniture. They also sell adventure passes for outdoor activities such as zip lining, biking, and kayaking.

High Bridge is 5.5 miles from High Bridge State Park in Downtown Farmville

High Bridge is 5.5 miles from High Bridge State Park in Downtown Farmville

High Bridge Trail High Bridge trail is 31 miles long and was once a rail bed. The trail is wide, level, and generally flat. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States. High Bridge is a Virginia Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Farmville Virginia History

Robert Russa Moton Museum the national center for the study of civil rights in education. It was the site of the first non-violent student demonstration in 1951, leading to the famous Brown vs. Board of Education case. Lee’s Retreat Lee’s Retreat to Appomattox comes through Farmville.


Longwood Center for the Visual Arts The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is a collaborative forum for students and faculty of Longwood University and the people of South Central Virginia to explore visual art and its relevance to everyday life.


. Charley’s Waterfront Cafe Where the neighborhood comes together overlooking the historic Appomattox River. Walkers Dinner – Across from Green Front, a true Farmville landmark!

As a long-time resident of Farmville, I am partial to this quaint and charming area. I came to Farmville as a Longwood College freshman in 1971 and jumped into the local scene working at two widely known restaurants at the time while working my way through college. Since then I have grown older with all those locals I met in 1971, and watched Farmville and the area grow into a thriving and beautiful part of Virginia. I opened Rug Rats in 1987 and am proud that people come from all over to visit our store and this beautiful area called The Heart of Virginia!

About Rug Rats Fine Carpets and Custom Rugs

At Rug Rats, we take pride in the professional custom rugs and logo mats that we create.  Our rugs and mats are handcrafted and completely customized.

Free quotes are available for all our Custom Rugs and Logo Door Mats—contact us today. Send Rug Rats an email for a custom estimate and more information.


About Sandy Henderson

Sandy Henderson is owner of Rug Rats Fine Carpet and Rugs, a small town business with a national presence. Sandy was drawn to materials and design and wanted to explore how we can take charge of the beauty and happiness of our own homes. She earned a degree in Clothing and Textiles, from historic Longwood College (founded over two hundred years ago as a teachers’ college in Farmville, Virginia). Sandy now draws on her 36 years in the custom rug business to help clients all over the US with their custom & logo rug decisions.

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