After months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heritage Farmstead Museum is opening its doors again Sept. 2. With the reality that the pandemic is ongoing, museum staff have put many precautions in place to ensure the safety of both employees and visitors.
“We are eager to welcome guests back to the farm. Our team has worked hard to offer creative and new ways for guests to explore the farm in a safe and comfortable way. We look forward to seeing you soon,” shared Heritage Farmstead Museum Executive Director M’Lou Hyttinen.
If you’d like to visit, you can choose between two reduced-capacity experiences. For $5 per guest, you can take the grounds tour on a Wednesday or Thursday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. With this ticket, you can explore the farm, see the animals, feed the free-roaming chickens, learn from educational displays around the property and check out turn-of-the-century farm implements. Feel free to bring a picnic or book to enjoy the grounds.
For $10 per guest, you can visit the farm on a Friday for a self-guided tour inside the late 1800s Ammie Wilson House and Young House. Tours will be happening at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.. The tour lasts about 75 minutes, and also includes the same benefits as the grounds tour, as well as a hay ride through the farm. It is encouraged that you reserve your tickets in advance for both experiences.
There is a new exhibit currently on display at the Young House, which was built in 1880, depicting an early rural Texas home, pre-electricity and pre-plumbing. The Ammie Wilson House currently has a Roaring Twenties and Prohition exhibit on display. Ten new lambs and a new pig have joined the animals living on the farm, and the chickens now roam freely about the grounds.
Masks are required inside all buildings at the museum as well as anywhere else on the property if you are interacting with someone outside of your group. Purchase tour tickets at the website below.Heritage Farmstead Museum >