Hours and Info

April and May: Tue-Sat 9am to 4pm, Sun 11am to 4pm
(Memorial Day noon to 6pm)

June to Aug: Tue-Thu 9am to 4pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 6pm, Sun 11am to 6pm
(July 4, 9am to 6pm)

Sept to Oct: Tue-Sat 9am to 4pm, Sun 11am to 4pm
(Labor Day, noon to 6pm)

Nov to March: Wed-Sat 9am to 4pm, Sun 11am to 4pm
(closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. In Jan, Feb and March, the grounds and barn are open but some buildings are closed and activities are reduced. Full 1880s programming resumes in April)

Phone: 614.833.1880

Field Trips for school groups can be booked by calling 614.508.8111. Please note, field trips cannot be booked online.


Time has been turned back to the 1880s at Slate Run Living Historical Farm. Experience first-hand what life was like on an Ohio farm. As you stroll through the gardens, barns and farmhouse, you will see the farm costumed staff and volunteers going about their daily chores. Pigs, geese, turkeys, Percheron horses and other heirloom animals can be seen.

The gothic revival farmhouse was built in 1856 and restored by Metro Parks for authenticity. Guests can tour the living room, parlor and kitchen and watch the ladies prepare the meals and tend the house. The multi-bay barn was built by Samuel Oman, the fourth owner of Slate Run Farm, and restored by Amish carpenters.