Johnston Farm Extends its Season

The Johnston Farm has announced that it will be extending its 2020 season through the end of September. Beginning on Saturday, September 5, the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency will be open Saturdays and Sundays only through Sunday, September 27. Weekend hours will be Noon to 5:00 PM both days.

During those days the Indian and Canal Museum, the Johnston Home, and General Harrison of Piqua canal boat will be operating and available for visitors. The canal boat will have rides scheduled at 12:30, 2:30, and 4:00 PM each day. Due to the ongoing renovations of the Johnston Home, the winter kitchen and summer kitchen areas will be the center of activity there.

Our staff and volunteers are looking forward to seeing visitors during one of the prettiest times of the year at the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. If anyone has any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 937-773-2522 or visit us on the world wide web at

The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency will open for the 2020 summer season on Thursday, June 18. The hours of operation will be 10 AM - 5 PM Thursdays and Fridays and Noon - 5 PM Saturdays and Sundays. On Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, time will be designated as time for vulnerable visitors to enjoy the site, at which time face coverings will be required of all of our visitors. The Johnston Home will open 30 minutes after the gate, to allow staff to clean and prepare for our visitors. The museum will open 30 minutes late on Thursdays and Fridays only. Both areas will close at 4:30 PM to allow time to thoroughly clean.

The site will be closed July 4th to allow our staff and volunteers to celebrate with their families.

The very popular rides on the General Harrison of Piqua canal boat will leave the dock each day at 12:30, 2:30, and 4 PM. To help maintain social distancing, tickets will be required and available in the museum.

Due to the ongoing renovation project of the interior of the Johnston Home, visitors will be welcomed into the winter kitchen (with good social distancing) for a look at the family life of the Johnstons. The patio and summer kitchen area will be active with fiber preparation demonstrations, other aspects of life on the frontier, and the role John Johnston played in our history. The Johnston's spring house, cider house, massive double pen log barn, and the Adena mound and earthwork on the property will also be open to visitors throughout the day.

In order to help maintain the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, we are asking visitors to practice the following best practices when visiting:

  • Practice social distancing to limit exposure to other visitors, staff, and our volunteers.
  • Use everyday preventative measures (e.g., wash hands, don't touch eye/nose, etc.).
  • Credit/Debit or checks are preferred.
  • Hand sanitizers will be located around the site.
  • Consider wearing face coverings (masks), especially in areas of closer personal contact with others.
  • Bring your own water or soda (water fountain temporarily unavailable).
  • Health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority.

Admission: $9/adults, $8/seniors & AAA, $4/students 6-12, free for Johnston Farm Friends, Ohio History Connection members, and children 5 and under.

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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