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Farm Museum Reopening

The Farm Museum is reopening to the public on Wednesday, July 22 at 9 a.m. with some restrictions and changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please view their Visitor Guidelines below and hope to see you safely back at the Museum in the near future:

Visitor Guidelines

Please reference the information below to prepare for your visit.

For safety reasons, visitors must adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines.


9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Outdoor guided tours are offered at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday through Friday

Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Outdoor guided tours offered at noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Visitors must pay admission in the office. Masks are required when entering the office.

All visitors over the age of two are strongly encouraged to wear masks while outside on the Museum grounds.

We encourage you to bring and use hand sanitizer.

There are also multiple hand sanitizer stations on the grounds for public use.

Admission Procedures

Please look for the social distancing markings on the floor of the office and maintain the required six-foot social distance if there is another group in front of you.

The Museum counter has a plexiglass barrier for safety reasons. Please keep the barrier between you and the staff and slide payment under the barrier.

Admission is $3 per person (age 9 or older) or $10 per family.

Children 8 and under are free with a paying adult


The Farmhouse and Living History Center are closed indefinitely because they are too small to allow for required social distancing.

We will also not be bringing artisans or volunteers back at this time for safety reasons.


The Museum has three new outdoor guided tours.

  • Hoff Barn Tour – A discussion of the Hoff Barn, the period in which it was built, notable facts about this 1700s barn and the Museum’s two oxen teams  – Jack and Jim and Bud and Bo.

Wednesday through Friday 11 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday Noon and 2 p.m.

  • Historic Buildings Tour – A guided outdoor tour leading visitors past the Museum’s many historic outbuildings including the Springhouse, Corn Crib, Historic Blacksmith Forge and Alms Barn. Visitors will learn the role each building played on the farm.

Wednesday through Friday 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Farmyard Friends Tour – A discussion of the farm animals here at the Museum and the role they played on the farm including the chores and animal care children would have had to perform. We have oxen, sheep, goats, poultry and rabbits this season.

This tour is geared toward children and can be offered in place of the other two tours at the times listed above. Simply let the staff know.

Tours are self-guided only on Monday and Tuesday.

Tour handouts are offered when visitors pay admission.

Tour Procedures

  • Tour groups are limited to 10 people or less and they must all be from the same group/family. This is a health department requirement.
  • Tours last about 15 minutes with additional time for questions as needed.
  • Guides will carry hand sanitizer and point out the hand sanitizer stations on the grounds.

Children’s Activities

The following  handouts are available at the front desk as part of your paid admission:

  • Photo scavenger hunt
  • Text scavenger hunt
  • Vintage Games instruction sheet
  • Checkers and tic-tac-toe can be checked out at the front desk.

Please return them after use so we can sanitize them.

Playground and Picnic Tables

The Museum playground is open.

We strongly recommend visitors over the age of two wear masks, bring hand sanitizer and avoid congregating at the playground.

Please respect other visitors by keeping the required six-foot social distance from them.

The Museum’s picnic tables are available for those who want to bring a lunch or snack.

Please abide by the state’s outdoor dining guidelines — no more than six people per table and tables spaced six feet apart.

Please, no pets or alcohol. An exception is made for service animals. 

Please note: We do not sell any food on site except bottled water.

To learn more visit: www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org