We will be open by reservation only starting June 10, 2020, 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:
– 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. Please use the registration form to book your time on the farm, whether it is for walking, a self-guided or guided tour experience.

How do I book a tour or reserve time on the Time Lane walking path?
Book your tour online here. Tours from 9am to 2pm on Tuesday-Friday can be booked up to one hour in advance.
If you would like to book a tour or time on our trail between 3pm and 7pm on Tuesday-Friday we ask that you do so at least 24 hours in advance

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

Sunday           Closed
Monday         Closed
Tuesday         9 am – 7 pm
Wednesday   9 am – 7 pm
Thursday       9 am – 7 pm
Friday            9 am – 7 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 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?
No.

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?
Yes, a limited number of picnic tables will be set up outdoors around the Farmamerica site.

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?
Yes. Chickens, ducks, and sheep are onsite this year at the 1930s farm site.

What buildings will be locked for my safety?
The 1850s log cabin, schoolhouse, country church, 1930s farmhouse, feed mill, and blacksmith shop will be locked unless you reserve a self-guided or guided tour at which time the buildings will be opened.  Please follow the signage on the walking path.

Are there tractor/wagon rides (tram rides) around the site?
Your guided tour group of 10+ people can have a tram ride around the site, if you book a guided tour with smeyer@farmamerica.org.

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?
Farmamerica does not require visitors to wear a mask. The Farmamerica staff is strongly encouraged to wear masks when they interact with you for your safety.

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.

1930s Dairy barn

 

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