3 Ways to Visit: Select one for more information
All visits must be scheduled in advance.
We always do our best to accommodate your schedule!
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 in advance and due to the large amount of trespassing and burglary we have had we can not tolerate anyone found on the property without following these guidelines.
FOR YOUR SELF-GUIDED VISIT!
We are currently closed for the remainder of 2017
We will post dates for 2018 early next Spring, check back for updates or sign up for our E-Newsletter to recieve updates!
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 and staying on the property while you are here (for liability purposes). After signing up, if for some reason your schedule changes I 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 for visitors. 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!
-If you would like to take photos with anything more than your cell phone, we ask that you either sign up for Abandoned Americas Workshop (see here for more information) OR for at least a $100 donation per person taking photographs (or video), which is $40 less that the Photography Workshop but 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 regions. They are our private spaces, we keep the buildings locked and do not want people entering them. 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.
-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 during your visit. 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 (at the entrance of the park) from April 4th – October.
-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.
-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 and do not let them roam without supervision as it may be unsafe for them in certain areas of the park.
-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.
NEXT YEARS DATES WILL BE POSTED ONCE THEY ARE DECIDED
Plan your visit with the photographer of one of the leading collections of American ruins on the internet!
Matthew Christopher has been published twice for his amazing work.