Frequently Asked Questions
What is available during Phase One?
• Outdoor baby animals – There are plenty of adorable animals in outdoor pens—baby calves, goats, and lambs and their mothers, plus donkeys, chickens, turkeys, and Veruca the 1400-pound pig. The newborn piglets, too young to be outdoors yet, are viewable through windows in the Dairy Ell. Note that animals may be moved indoors during prolonged periods of heat for their safety. All exhibits in the Round Stone Barn and Dairy Ell are closed during Phase One.
• The Farm & Forest Trail – Our accessible trail through the woods is open. The Farm & Forest Trail offers fascinating information on signs posted along the way, such as anecdotes about sugar maples and herbal remedies, a brief history of how a limestone quarry (the remains of which can be viewed in the woods) was used to build the Round Stone Barn, and a description of how sheep’s wool was spun, dyed, and woven into cloth.
• Plenty of hand sanitizer – Sanitizer stations are located throughout the Village. Please sanitize often.
• Shaker Mercantile curbside – Handmade and artisanal goods are available for purchase.
What is closed during Phase One?
• All buildings, including Seeds Market Cafe – Bottled water and snacks are available for sale.
• All seating areas and picnic tables – Please do not bring food into the Village.
• Restrooms – This is an outdoor experience. Restrooms are closed, and there are no water fountains. We have one restroom available for emergencies.
What else do I need to know?
• Pre-purchase your tickets – All visitors, including children and members, must reserve a timed admission ticket. Click here to reserve.
• Dress appropriately – This is a working farm. Please wear comfortable shoes or boots, and be prepared to walk on uneven (and possibly muddy) terrain.
• Your visit is self-guided – In compliance with social distancing, we are unable to offer guided tours. You will receive a detailed map of the Village when you arrive.