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Slate Run Living Historical Farm
Farm Seasonal Opening Hours

Time has been turned back to the 1880s at Slate Run Living Historical Farm. Visitors can experience first-hand what life was like on an Ohio farm more than 100 years ago.

As you stroll through the gardens, barns and farmhouse, you will see the farm costumed staff and volunteers going about their daily chores. What you won't see are gas-powered tractors or electric refrigerators.

You may see the farmer plowing the fields with the help of the draft horses. Inside the summer kitchen, the ladies may be canning and preserving crops from the heirloom garden.

The farm is home to all kinds of heirloom animal breeds including the Poland China hog, Merino sheep and Percheron draft horses. There are also flocks of ducks, chickens, turkeys and geese

The farm offers many programs where kids and families can help with activities at the farm. Whether it's maple syrup time or sheep shearing, all work on the farm varies by season and is dependent on the weather.  Call 614.833.1880 for more information.

April and May: Tue-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm (Memorial Day, noon-6pm) 
June to Aug:
Tue-Thu 9am-4pm, Fri-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm  (July 4, 9am-6pm)
Sept to Oct: Tue-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm (Labor Day, noon-6pm)
Nov to March: Wed-Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 11am-4pm

Note: The Farm is closed on Mondays, and is also closed on Tuesdays from November to March. The Farm is closed also on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

  • Guided Tours: School groups can schedule tours from mid-March through June and mid-August through mid-December by calling 614.508.8111. Please call at least two weeks in advance to schedule.
  • Self-guided tours: Other groups of 15 or more may call 614.508.8111 to schedule self-guided tours.


1375 State Route 674 N.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
(northeastern Pickaway County)

From I-270, take U.S. 33 east toward Lancaster to the Canal Winchester/S.R. 674 exit. Turn right onto Gender Rd./S.R. 674 and go about two miles until it dead-ends into Lithopolis Road. Turn left and go about 1/2 mile to S.R. 674. Turn right and go about four miles to the entrance on the right. Once inside the park, go past the ranger station and take the first road left and follow the signs to the farm.

Slate Run Wetlands: Continue past main park entrance 1/2 mile to Marcy Road and turn right. Go three miles to Winchester Road and turn right. Wetlands entrance is about two miles on the right.

Farmhouse: The gothic revival house was built in 1856 and restored by Metro Parks for authenticity. Guests can tour the living room, parlor and kitchen and watch as the ladies prepare the meals and tend the house.

Barn: The magnificent multi-bay barn was built by Samuel Oman, the fourth owner of Slate Run Farm, and restored by Amish carpenters.