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

2021 Hours

We will have limited hours for 2021. Please contact us to schedule a tour or event. As always, our grounds are open for social distanced use. Please join our mailing list or watch our facebook page 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 private 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. 

People of all ages love to step back in time as they tour the Philip Foster Farm.  We offer adult oriented tours for any size 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.  The following events have been canceled for 2o2o, but we hope most will return in 2021. 

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

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

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.