Field Trips

Slate Run Living Historical Farm

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates fill quickly so have alternate dates in mind. There is no admission fee. For general information and reservations call 614.508.8111. Please note, Field Trips cannot be reserved online.

Travel to the 1880s to discover the sounds, sights and smells of farm life as costumed staff and volunteers demonstrate farm and household chores and care for animals and crops. Compare your life with that of a Central Ohio farm family 120 years ago.

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GUIDED VISIT
K – 12 15 to 100 students
10am to noon and 12:30 to 2:30pm Two-hour presentation.
Some 1-hour visits are available on select afternoons for smaller groups. Includes a visit to farmhouse, summer kitchen and barn. Discuss work and recreation, food production and preservation, and uses of crops and animals. Costumed guides adapt presentation to fit student age.

DISCOVERY VISIT
Preschool to 12th Grade 15 to 125 students 1-hour visit
Group chaperones lead students at their own pace on a self-guided tour. Costumed staff are available to answer questions and demonstrate aspects of farm life. Map and question sheets provide chaperones with information to discover how farm families lived.

HANDS ON HISTORY FOR FOURTH GRADE
4th Grade 12 to 60 students
10am to noon and 12:30 to 2:30pm
Participate in hands-on activities that may include baking on wood burning cook stove, learning about draft horses, playing parlor games and using 19th century toys, and discovering the uses of farm equipment.

*Due to time spent outdoors and weather conditions, kindergarten and first grade trips
are not scheduled after November 10 or before April 7.


For specific information, or to arrange special topics emphasizing history, agriculture, technology or science, please call the Farm at 614.833.1880. Picnic facilities, playgrounds and nature trails are at nearby Slate Run Metro Park.