Welcome! Guests can move from site to site around Living History Farms at their own pace. Tours are self-guided, but visitors will encounter historic interpreters throughout the museum at each of our working farms and in our historic town. These museum guides will offer information about the respective time period they represent and answer questions for visitors. Visitors receive a short orientation and a map at the Visitor Center. Tractor carts are available for transportation from the 1876 town of Walnut Hill to the beginning of the “300 Year Walk” of historical farm sites. The walking tour of these farms is just less than one mile along a beautiful wooded path. Living History Farms offers three “at your own pace” experiences to fit your unique schedule.
This complete Town and Farm experience includes the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill, the Henry A. Wallace Exhibit Center, and all three farm sites, and can take anywhere between 3-4 hours to complete.
The 1900 Farm Visit is 2 to 3 hours and eliminates the walk from the 1700 Indian Farm to the 1850 Pioneer Farm. The tractor cart driver will drop you off at the 1900 Farm and pick you up at the Wallace Exhibit Center.
The Town Only Visit takes 2 hours or less and includes the entire 1876 Town of Walnut Hill.
Visitors are welcome to bring in their own food and beverage to enjoy at Living History Farms. Visitors are also welcome to leave and come back the same day. For your convenience, we offer on-site food options in our Snack Shop. The Snack Shop is located at the north end of the Flynn Mansion, and offers hot and cold food options, including cold meat sandwiches, hot dogs, nachos, and pizza. Find seating at the picnic shelter, outside the Snack Shop, and near the Visitor Center.
Did you know you can apply the cost of admission to a membership purchase and get a year’s worth of free admission to the Farms? This offer ends once you leave, so visit the MarketPlace Museum Store or Admissions to take advantage of this great offer!