Tours of Farm Sanctuary’s Northern California Shelter

N. CA farm animal sanctuary

The 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 Education Center, filled with literature, videos, displays, and cruelty-free gift items.

Tour times

Self-guided Tours
We offer self-guided tours of the Orland sanctuary to Farm Sanctuary members all year between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During these tours, you are able to stroll through the sanctuary grounds and observe the animals from outside their enclosures. You do not need a reservation for these tours. Simply stop in at the People Barn upon your arrival to the sanctuary and one of our staff will assist you. If you are not a member, you can become a member with a donation of $20 or more.

We will not be offering guided tours for the foreseeable future.

Companion Animals

For their safety and the safety of our animal residents, companion animals are not allowed 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. Please do not leave companion animals inside your vehicle while you are visiting because 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. Thank you for your cooperation.