Tours of Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres
When you visit Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres shelter, you’ll know right away that it is a special place. Our sanctuaries are home to 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. Animals who began their lives abused and neglected now spend their days digging in the dirt, basking in the sun, and napping in the straw. Each animal is given the freedom and attention needed not only to recover but to thrive.
During your visit to our sanctuary, you can take an hour-long tour of the shelter with one of our tour guides, meeting the sanctuary animals along the way! After meeting our farm animal friends, visitors can browse through our gift shop, which contains literature, cookbooks, apparel, and other souvenirs.
Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres is open to visitors on Sundays from April through November. Guided tours are held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., and the gift store will be open one hour before and one hour after each tour. These tours start promptly at the designated times. Please plan to arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your tour. Reservations are not required. To visit with the animals, you do need to join a guided tour.
Due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Acton area, Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres is closed to visitors from December through March. We encourage you to get to know our animals through our online videos and animal rescue stories.
Please note that we will be closed for tours on Sunday, May 4 2014 due to Hug a Farm Animal Day.
Children under 12: $3
Children 3 and under: Free
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. 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’s Animal Acres, please make sure that you have someone to watch them while you are touring our shelter. Thank you for your cooperation.
Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres offers special tours for groups with 10 or more people. If you are a teacher or group leader and would like to arrange a special tour or want additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Please note: For safety reasons, group tours are limited to ages of 12 and older.