Guided tours are led by a farm staff member or student farmer and will include stops at our children’s garden, greenhouses, compost rows, production fields, livestock pastures, yurts and solar energy installations. Most tours take about one hour.
Directions to Dickinson College Farm: http://goo.gl/0cKypW
All tours start at the kiosk by the gravel parking lot. Please avoid parking on grass or along Park Drive, which limits visibility for other folks leaving the farm!
The Dickinson College Farm is a working farm. Parental supervision of children under the age of 13 is required at all times. Children may not move about the farm without appropriate supervision.
Schools & Educational Programs
The Dickinson College Farm is a production farm that supports the academic and educational interests of students at Dickinson College. We are also passionate about offering food and sustainable farming educational opportunities to area youth. We have worked with area partners to create 3 formal youth education programs: SEED youth workshops, Farm, Cook, Eat after school cooking classes; and the Discover Inquire Grow summer camp. We also work with area high schools to offer internships to self-motivated high school applicants who are interested in sustainable agriculture.
Throughout the year, we are able to offer a very limited number of guided tours to area elementary, middle or high school classes and educational programs. As of September 2013, the following guidelines have been applied to all school group visits:
- The minimum grade level for tours is 3rd grade.
- Our limit is 25 attendees (combined students and chaperones) per tour.
- We are unable to offer hands-on components such as planting or harvesting.
- We are unable to split groups into separate tours.
- All tours are limited to 1 hour.
- All schools, programs and classes are asked to pay a donation of $4 per student and $5 per adult.
- School groups may only visit the farm on days/times when we can schedule a guided tour. Self-guided tours are intended only for prospective Dickinson College students, families of Dickinson College students or Dickinson College alumni.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a guided tour for your school or educational program. Tour requests will be accepted or declined based on farm staff and student availability. Please contact us at least 3 weeks ahead of time.
Guided Tours Open to the Public
We are offering two ticketed tours for adults age 16 and over and youth aged 8-15. Pre-registration is required via the links below. Tickets are $4 for youth aged 8-15 and $5 for adults age 16 or older. These tours are ideal for groups interested in visiting the farm!
Sat., October 19th, 10:00am-11:00am Pre-register by October 17th: http://dcfarmtour1.brownpapertickets.com/
Sat., November 2nd, 10:00am-11:00am
Pre-register by October 31st: http://dcfarmtour2.brownpapertickets.com
Are you a prospective student or alumnus of Dickinson College who can’t make one of our guided tours? No problem! You may also consider taking a free self-guided tour during farm working hours, 8am-6pm Monday-Friday. Please email email@example.com to arrange a self-guided tour. Self-guided tour brochures are located in the kiosk by our parking lot.
Except for guided tours and special events, we are closed on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t forget to let us know you will be coming by sending us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
How about downloading our self-guided Audio Walking Tour and Walking Tour Brochure (hard copies available in the welcome kiosk by the gravel parking area at the farm) to your smartphone or other mobile device? This tour, which was created by Dickinson student farmers and takes about one hour to complete, will guide you to key areas of the farm and provide helpful information about what you see.