3 Ways to Visit: Select one for more information
All visits must be scheduled in advance
It is important to note that you must have permission to be on the property each and every time you come to the property, a waiver must be signed and someone must be present to gain you access as well as to lock up once you are ready to leave.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate visitors who stop by without scheduling visits a minimum of 72 hours in advance.
Due to the large amount of trespassing and burglary we have had in the past, we cannot tolerate anyone found on the property without following these guidelines.
We are glad you are excited about The Old Game Farm, and are looking forward to meeting you during your visit! Please keep in mind that we do not live on the property and we are going to be taking time out of our day and often times work schedules to meet with you then staying on the property while you are here (for liability purposes). After signing up, if for some reason your schedule changes we would appreciate you letting us know as early as possible.
Please read through the following before you sign up to visit:
-We are requesting donations for the opportunity to walk The Old Game Farm. Although the average donation (per person) is between $20-100, the amount you donate is, of course, entirely up to your discretion. All donations go towards maintaining insurance (making it possible for self guided tours), having a portable restroom available for visitors as well as helping clean up the property to make it safer you. We also appreciate any old souvenirs or memorabilia anyone would like to donate to go in our Inn and/or Museum once they are open!
-You can feel free to take photos with your cell phone while visiting. If you would like to take photos with anything more than your cell phone, we ask that you either sign up for Abandoned America's Workshop (see here for more information) OR for at least an $80 donation per person taking photographs (or video), we understand the workshop isn't for everyone. As you can imagine, insuring an abandoned zoo in order to allow visitors to go into buildings etc is not an easy task, your donation goes towards maintaining insurance to allow this. We also need to be fair to the photography workshops as they are a cornerstone in keeping the property open to the public.
-Once you have set up a time to visit we will send you a map of the property (PDF version of map shown above). Please note there are certain buildings and areas labeled as private, there will be no tolerance for anyone going into these buildings or areas. They are our private spaces, we keep the buildings locked. We highly recommend, if you are able to, that you print this map to bring with you. We have heard many regrets from visitors due to not having it on hand while they were walking around.
-The African area has several moats you should be aware of. The fencing which used to protect the public from them is no longer intact. It is very important you are aware of their locations (please see map).
-We do not allow large back packs (or anything similar) when you are walking around, unfortunately we have had things go missing so we can no longer allow this. You are more than welcome to come back out to your car if you need to at any point. We do make some exceptions to this, please let us know if we need to discuss these.
-There will be a porto-let (regularly cleaned and maintained) available from April 4th – November 5th.
-We will also send you our hold harmless form we will need filled out and signed before you arrive, if you choose not to do this in advance, we will have copies when you arrive. We will need one completed for each person coming that day-including children.
-When bringing children please be aware that many of the areas which were not designed for the public, as well as much of the protective fencing on the property, no longer exists. Please keep a close eye on your children,do not let them roam without supervision and do not let them climb on anything, as it may be unsafe for them.
-If you intend on bringing dogs please note we have a dog who is sometimes loose on the property, we will not lock him up if your animal is not friendly with others, please don't bring them. Also, we also have 3 cats, some other animals and some non-animal friendly locations on the property so please keep them leashed at all times if you choose to bring them.
2019 SIGN UP DATES:
Saturday April 27th
Saturday May 25th (Memorial Day Weekend)
Saturday June 29th
Saturday July 27th
Sunday September 1st (Labor Day Weekend)
Sunday October 6th
Saturday November 2nd