We are now booking Field Trips for the 2018-2019 school year! Call 828-891-6585.
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.
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The grounds of Johnson Farm are open to the public Monday–Friday, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm. Tours of the farm house are given at 10:30 am. You must be on a guided tour to see the farm house. Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds, visit the animals, and take the audio tour on their own. The Farm follows the Henderson County Public School schedule of holidays and closings. Weekend tours and tours at other times during the week are available by appointment only. For information about holiday closings, check out our calendar.
HERITAGE WEAVERS AND FIBER ARTISTS
The Heritage Weavers and Fiber Artists (HWFA) occupy the 1920s boarding house at Historic Johnson Farm. HWFA is dedicated to preserving the Appalachian fiber crafts needed to support a frontier homestead in Western North Carolina. A visit to HWFA studio and gallery is included in your farm tour. Their gallery/gift shop is open Mon-Fri, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. They also offer a variety of classes, workshops and a kids camp throughout the year. To find out more about membership or classes visit their HWFA website or call 828-595-9475.
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We offer personalized tours of the 1876 farm house and a number of buildings at 10:30 AM Monday through Friday. We follow the Henderson County Public School calendar, so be sure to check our Event Calendar for holiday closings.
FEES & RATES
Fees: $5.00 Adults – $3.00 K-12 – Preschoolers Free
Group Rate: $3.00 per person for a group of 10 or more. Groups do not have to schedule for the 10:30 slot; they can schedule for whenever works best for their group, even on weekends!
Special Note: On many Wednesday and Fridays during the school year, we will have scheduled field trips touring the farm. On these days, the 10:30 tour will be a self-guided tour of the property. To check if we have a field trip, please see our calendar or call us.
Please call (828) 891-6585 to schedule a tour. Walk-ins also welcome.