Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm is a heritage education museum owned by Henderson County Public Schools.  It is managed by volunteers and Friends of the Farm through the Henderson County Education Foundation, Inc.  It offers school field trips, historic home tours, nature trails, picnic tables, animals and 10 historic structures on 15 acres of forest, fields and streams.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a North Carolina Cultural Treasure.  Only three school systems in the US own a farm.

Want to see the Farm? Watch our informational video.

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Summer Events for Kids

We have two kid friendly events coming up in August that you don’t want to miss. Our annual LEGO Blast Competition, open to 2nd-6th graders, is a great summer morning activity. Read more about it here and register your student here.

The annual Teddy Bear Tea Party is perfect for a younger crowd (ages 4- 10) but is open to all. Bring your favorite stuffed friend and enjoy games, crafts, stories and more. Read more about the event here and RSVP here.

If you still have questions you can always call the farm office at 828-891-6585.

Farm Hours

Johnson FarmJohnson Farm is open to the public Monday – Friday, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm*  September to May. The Farm is closed on Fridays June through August. Tours of the farm house are given at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. You must be on a guided tour to see the farm house. Visitors are welcome to tour the grounds on their own. The Farm follows the Henderson County Public School schedule of  holidays and closings. Weekend tours of the Farm are available by appointment only. For information about holiday closings, check out our calendar.
* Buildings close by 2:30 pm; grounds remain open until 4 pm.

Farm Location

Johnson Farm is located at 3346 Haywood Road in beautiful Hendersonville, NC.


Public tours of Johnson Farm include a tour of the 1876 farm house, a visit with the Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists and a brief walk around the grounds. Tour days and times vary throughout the year. Find out more information about the tour schedule and fees. The grounds are free and open to the public for walking on operating days.

School Tours, Field Trips and Group Tours

School group tours and field trips are available free of charge to teachers and students of Henderson County Public Schools. A fee is charged for students from other counties as well as private and charter school students and other summer or after school programs. Tables are available in the meadow for carry-in picnic lunches . Sorry, no concessions available. Call 828-891-6585 to schedule a tour or field trip.
The farm is also an ideal setting for outings for senior groups or other organizations. We have a special rate available for group tours. Please call the farm office if you would like to schedule a tour. A small gift shop gives you the opportunity to bring home a piece of local heritage.

Upcoming Events

August 3 – Lego Blast Competition
August 10 – Teddy Bear Tea Party
October 7 – Family Pumpkin Carving

Christmas Open House dates TBA

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Our latest annual report:  Johnson Farm  Annual Report 15-16
Contact Us:  828-891-6585