Experience life on the Oregon Trail at the historic homestead of Philip Foster.

Responding to COVID-19

Due to the emergency, we will be open only for scheduled tours, events, and camps this year. Please contact us to schedule or cancel a tour or event. As always, our grounds are open for social distanced use. Please join our mailing list for updates.

Welcome to the Philip Foster Farm on the Oregon Trail.   This historic homestead has original and reconstructed buildings that allow visitors a hands-on experience of how life was in a real working farm on the Oregon Trail.  
Grounds are open dawn to dusk daily.
Buildings are opened only for scheduled tours, events, and camps this year, due to CoVid-19 consequences. 

Kids bring life to the Philip Foster Farm with many fun hands-on learning experiences.  Our week long day time Summer Camps teach kids about pioneer values and skill building.  If you are looking for a field trip, Pioneer Life Tours bring school groups for a fun filled day on the farm.  You can even build your own event at the farm such as Scout Days. 

Children and people of all ages love to step back in time and tour the Philip Foster Farm.   Pioneer Life Tours bring school groups for a fun filled day on the farm.   We also offer adult oriented tours for any age group.  Please schedule your tours ahead of time using the links below. 

The Philip Foster Farm hosts a hand full of annual events meant to bring you real life experiences in a fun historic atmosphere.   

Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party the Third Saturday of July from 1-4pm

Farming at the Farm Day the Third Saturday of August from 1-4pm

Cider Squeeze the Third Saturday of September from 10-4pm

Homeschool Days the First Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of October, from 10-2pm

Haunted Farm the Saturday before Halloween, from 6:00-8:00 pm

Christmas in the Country the First Saturday of December, 11-4:00 pm

Our charming store is a replica of Philip Foster’s original enterprise, stocked with toys, games, candy, household goods, books, textiles, clothing, etc. ranging from the 1800s to the early 1900s. We also stock hand-crafted and authentic items such as candles, knitted and woven goods, woodcraft items, and iron work. Enjoy a visit to the country store during open hours and tours.