Due to the unanticipated public health challenge that we find ourselves in as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and in an effort to assure the health of our visitors, staff, and volunteers at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, some difficult decisions have had to be made.

As of today, April 30, 2020 the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency is suspending all special events that have been planned for the 2020 visitor season. Included is the Family Days in June, History Alive in July, and Evening on the Canal in August. The October Fall Celebration and Christmas on the Farm in December will be determined by conditions as we move forward. This is a decision that has not been taken lightly, but is determined to be in the best interest of everyone and aligns with the State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Health's responsible protocols in regard to mass gatherings and social distancing.

Our current focus will be preparing for the regular Thursday through Sunday hours when it is determined acceptable to resume operation in a way that is safe to do so. For the most current site information, please visit our website often. As future guidance from the State is modified, we are prepared to adjust appropriately.

We look forward to the future when we can once again share Ohio's rich history with the public in a safe and engaging way.

Andy Hite, Historic Site Manager
Johnston Farm & Indian Agency

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The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency celebrates 2,000 years of Ohio's rich history from prehistoric Indians to Ohio's canal era. The focal point of the peaceful 200-acre park is John Johnston — farmer, public official, and U.S. Indian Agent for western Ohio from 1812 to 1829. Today, visitors enjoy the home and farm of this most extraordinary man much as it appeared in 1829.

Not far from Johnston's farm is a modern museum, which was constructed to resemble the blockhouse style of Fort Piqua, General Anthony Wayne's 18th-century supply post. Exhibits trace the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio and the Pickawillany village site. Guests also may enjoy a ride aboard the General Harrison of Piqua, a replica 70-foot-long canal boat often used for transportation of passengers and cargo in the 19th century. Costumed guides direct the mule-drawn boat to provide an authentic and memorable experience for all.

In 2011 the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency was fortunate to add a new interpreter to our staff. Steve Greggerson came on board to share the history of Ohio's canal era with our student visitors. Since then, he told stories of canalagators and other various tales, some of which were even true. Every student who visited our canal room during that time left with a great memory of a wonderful storyteller. Each student was named "Bob" as long as he was with Steve, and he, too, became "Bob" to each student. Steve came to us after a very successful 31 year career as a teacher, coach, and Teacher of the Year for Piqua City Schools. He continued to give back to Piqua Schools by serving one term on the Board of Education. On January 1, 2020 Steve passed away and will be greatly missed by all who have had the good fortune to spend some time with this enthusiastic and enjoyable individual. In canal terminology "headway to you Steve Greggerson".

Contact Info

Hours of Operation:

April, May, September and October

Monday — Friday 9 AM — 2 PM for school
groups. The public is always welcome when
a group is here. Best to call ahead to confirm
the schedule for that day.

June, July and August

Thursday and Friday — 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday — 12 PM - 5 PM
— Closed Holidays —

House Tours:

10 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM,
2:30 PM, 3:30 PM

Canal Boat Rides:

12:30 PM, 2:30 PM and 4 PM

  9845 N. Hardin Rd. Piqua, Ohio 45356


Free Parking
Credit Cards Accepted

Adult — $9.00
Children — $4.00  under 5 FREE
Seniors, Military and AAA Members — $8.00
OHS and Johnston Farm Friends members    —  are admitted FREE.
— Call for group rates —

Events -
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all
special events are suspended.

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