We are open by reservation only until further notice.

As always, at Farmamerica we strive to provide you with a safe and fun experience as you explore, discover, and connect with agriculture and the natural world around you. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, and we continue to follow guidance from the MN Department of Health.

As a result of COVID-19, we have taken extra precautions to help you safely enjoy Farmamerica. 

In short, we ask you to do the following when onsite and we will do the same:

– Wear a mask when indoors (and outdoors when social distancing is not possible)
– Practice social distancing
– Properly wash/sanitize your hands
– Practice good respiratory etiquette
– Stay home if feeling ill

We also disinfect high-touch areas at Farmamerica on a schedule as laid out in our preparedness plan.

Frequently Asked Questions related to personal safety at Farmamerica during COVID-19

Are you open for tours? For walking?
Yes, in the spring, summer, and fall. Please call or email to learn about our winter hours. info@farmamerica.org, 507-835-2052

How do I book a tour or reserve time on the Time Lane walking path?
Email or call to reserve your time: info@farmamerica.org, 507-835-2052

What hours are you open for walking and site tours?  
Hours are by reservation only, and should be booked in advance as noted above:

Sunday           Closed
Monday         Closed
Tuesday         9 am – 3 pm
Wednesday   9 am – 3 pm
Thursday       9 am – 3 pm
Friday            9 am – 3 pm
Saturday       Closed, unless noted on our Events Calendar

What is the fee? 
– Free-will donation for access to the walking path only (historic buildings remain locked) 
– A self-guided tour with access to the interior of the schoolhouse, church, 1930s farmhouse and blacksmith shop = $8/adult; $5 for kids; free for kids 2 and under.
– Private, guided tours led by a trained interpreter are available for $10/adult; $7/kid ages 3-12 years; Free for kids 2 and under.

How do I pay?
Payment through PayPal online (you don’t need a PayPal account to do so) or pay cash in our lockbox onsite by the Visitor Center. Access to the site is free for Farmamerica members and pass holders; please still register online so we know you will be on site.

How do I cancel my reservation? 
Should you need to cancel your time at the farm, we ask that you do so no later than 6 hours prior to your tour time. If you would like to cancel or reschedule your tour, please email smeyer@farmamerica.org or call 507-461-4297. We are unable to refund free-will donations made through PayPal if you cancel your time on the farm.

If you miss your tour, unfortunately, we are unable to refund your purchase and it will be filed as a donation. 

Can I snowshoe or cross country ski at Farmamerica?
Yes, if you bring your own equipment.

Can I snowmobile at Farmamerica?
No, for the safety and enjoyment of bicyclists and walkers, the only motorized vehicles allowed on the Farmamerica walking path are those of authorized Farmamerica staff.  

Can I bring a bike, a stroller, rollerblades on the trail?
Yes, bikes, strollers, and in-line skates are welcome at Farmamerica on our ¾-mile long walking path called Time Lane. We have a gravel and paved trail.

Can I bring a motorized bike, car, or ATV on the trail?
No, for the safety and enjoyment of bicyclists and walkers, the only motorized vehicles allowed on the Farmamerica walking path are those of authorized Farmamerica staff.  

Can I bring my pet on the trail?
Yes, we are a pet-friendly trail as long as you pick up after them and keep them out of the buildings.

Can I ride my horse on the trail?

Is there food for sale at Farmamerica?
Food is only for sale at Farmamerica during special events that advertise a food truck on site. You are always welcome to bring your own snacks and a picnic lunch. 

Can I bring my own food to Farmamerica?
Yes, please. You are always welcome to bring your own snacks and a picnic lunch to enjoy at Farmamerica.

Are picnic tables available?
No picnic tables are available during the winter months. 

Do you have water fountains?
No. Access to our water fountain is not available as a result of COVID-19. Please bring your own drinking water.

Do you have farm animals at Farmamerica?
During the winter we do not have farm animals on site.

Are there tractor/wagon rides (tram rides) around the site?
Not in the winter. 

How many people can be in my group?
Please follow Governor Walz’s latest Executive Order on limits to group size.

Do I need to wear a mask at Farmamerica?
Yes, when you are indoors at Farmamerica, the State of Minnesota mandates that everyone 5 years and older wear a mask if they are physically able to do so. When you are outside, please enjoy the fresh, farm air without your mask.
For your safety,  the Farmamerica staff will be wearing masks when indoors as well and when they are outdoors but unable to remain socially distanced. 

Does Farmamerica have hand sanitizer I can use?
Farmamerica will have hand sanitizer available. Farmamerica has two hand-washing stations around the 3/4-mile Time Lane walking trail and also in the Visitor Center restrooms if it is open. We encourage you to bring your own hand sanitizer as well.

Do you disinfect before I come?
Yes. And some high-touch areas with historic artifacts that cannot be easily sanitized will remain off-limits to visitors at this time unless a private, guided tour is booked in which case those areas will be disinfected and open for said group.

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