Tours

Tours of Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter

visit the farm animal sanctuary in Watkins Glen

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

Tour Times

The New York Shelter is open to visitors from May through October with the following tour schedule:

May, September, and October
Saturday – Sunday:

The Gift Shop and Visitor Center are open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 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 5:00 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.

Prices

Adults: $5
Children under 12: $3
Children 3 and under: Free

Companion Animals

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. Thank you for your cooperation.

Group Tours

Farm Sanctuary offers special tours for groups with 10 or more people — including schools, environmental clubs, and other groups. If you are a teacher or group leader and would like to arrange a special tour, please call please call 607-583-2225 ext. 291.

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