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Farm Sanctuary Open for Public Tours starting today!

May 05th, 2018
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Farm Sanctuary, 3150 Aikens Rd , Watkins Glen NY
Phone: (607)-583-2225
Price: $10 Adults, $5 Children 4-12, Free Children 3 and under

The rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary love visitors as much as you’ll love touring our farm animal shelters! Our sanctuaries are home to hundreds of rescued cows, pigs, turkeys, and other farm animals — and each has a special story. Their stories of struggle and survival, against all odds, give the public insight into the realities farm animals face in the modern factory farming industry, but also introduce us to inspiring individuals through their heartwarming tales. After meeting our farm animal friends, visitors can browse through our Visitor Center, filled with literature, videos, displays, and cruelty-free gift items.


The New York Shelter is open to visitors from May through October with the following tour schedule. See below for special event days and closures:

May, September, and October
Saturday – Sunday:
The Gift Shop and Visitor Center are open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tours are held on the hour. The first tour is at 11 a.m., and the last tour is at 3 p.m.

Monday – Friday:
Farm Sanctuary’s visitor and tour programs are closed.

June, July, and August
Wednesday – Sunday:
The Gift Shop and Visitor Center are open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tours are held on the hour. The first tour is at 11 a.m., and the last tour is at 3 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday:
Farm Sanctuary’s visitor and tour programs are closed.

Due to weather and staffing the New York Shelter is closed to visitors from November through April. We encourage you to get to know our animals through our online videos and animal rescue stories.

Adults: $10
Children 4-12: $5
Children 3 and under: Free


Due to events that we are holding at the sanctuary, we will be closed to the public and will not be offering guided tours on the following days:

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 10, 11, and 12, 2018

We encourage you to visit our events page for details and registration information for these events.


Farm Sanctuary offers private tours for groups with 15 or more people.

School Groups: Admission charges will be waived for midldle school and high school children that are visiting Farm Sanctuary as part of a group tour. Adult chaperones are $10 per person.

Other Groups: Non-school groups pay an admission fee of $10 per person. The minimum admission for group tours is $150 to cover our staff time and resources.

Group Tours do need to be scheduled in advance and all minors will need to have a liability release signed by their parent or guardian before the tour. If you would like to arrange a group tour or want additional information, please contact Natalia Veinott at

For important safety reasons concerning our tour guests and the animals, group tours are limited to ages 12 and older.


For their safety and the safety of our animal residents, companion animals are not allowed on guided tours or on the shelter grounds at any time. Dogs are welcome in our Visitor Center provided they are on a leash; however they may not be left unattended in the Visitor Center. Please do not leave companion animals inside your vehicle while you are visiting as temperatures inside of a vehicle can reach life-threatening conditions very quickly, even with windows open. If you are planning to bring your companion animals to Farm Sanctuary, please make sure that you have someone to watch them while you are touring our shelter. If a companion animal is found unattended on shelter grounds or in parking areas, Farm Sanctuary staff may call the police to investigateThank you for your cooperation.


Farm Sanctuary does not discriminate against sanctuary visitors on the basis of a person’s disability and will work to provide reasonable accommodations to visitors who need such accommodations to ensure equal access to our tours, programs, services, events, and activities. We want to make sure that all of our visitors have a meaningful and safe experience and are comfortable during a visit to our sanctuaries. Therefore, we encourage individuals with disabilities who may have special accommodation requests to make a prior arrangement. To set up arrangements or for more information about accommodations we can make, please contact our Visitor Experience Manager, Natalia Veinott at


In order to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, visitors, resident animals, and visiting service animals, certain areas of the sanctuary are accessible only by staff, our resident animals, and visiting guests. A clean and safe area can be made available for a service dog during a guest’s visit to restricted areas. Please note that the restricted areas include all resident animal enclosures.

For any other species of service animal, please contact us so that we can determine whether accommodation may be made. Contacting us in advance to make arrangements for service animals is strongly encouraged to assist us in preparing appropriate accommodations for the service animal upon arrival. Please contact our Visitor Experience Manager, Natalia Veinott at

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