Historic Johnson Farm

Historic Johnson Farm is a heritage education center 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, animals, tours, nature trails, picnic tables 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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Spring Festival Crafter Application 2016 and Spring Crafter Letter 2016

Spring 2016

Farm Hours

Johnson 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. Buildings will close by 2:30 pm but the grounds will remain open until 4 pm. 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 here.
* 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. Please click here for 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

Feb 19 – Lunch N Learn: “100 Years of Pisgah”
March 3 – Lunch N Learn: “Hendersonville’s Italian Sister City”
March 10 – Lunch N Learn: “Basic Calligraphy Techniques”
March 17 – Lunch N Learn: “History of Legos
April 30 – Farm Festival 2016
Click here for more!

Our latest annual report:  Johnson Farm Annual Report 2014-15
Contact Us:  828-891-6585