By 1812Blockhouse

The arrival of May signals the launch of summer hours for many Richland County attractions. That is certainly true at Malabar Farm State Park, where visitors can experience a working farm, exhibits, and a house filled with history.

These are the 2023 Summer Hours at Malabar Farm:

Farm Tours (May – October)

  • Duration: 45 to 60 minutes
  • Transportation: Wagons for larger groups, golf carts for 4 or fewer
  • Weather permitting
  • Cost:
    • Adults & Youth: $3
    • Seniors: $2.70
    • Children 5 and under: Free
  • Dates/Times:
    • May 1 – Memorial Day: Tue-Sun, 12:30pm & 3:30pm
    • Memorial Day – Labor Day: Daily, 12:30pm & 3:30pm
    • Labor Day – October 31: Tue-Sun, 12:30pm & 3:30pm
    • Note: In October, farm tours are replaced by scenic hay rides

Big House Tours (April – December)

  • Duration: 75 to 90 minutes
  • Not recommended for small children
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $6
    • Seniors: $5.40
    • Youth: $4
    • Children 5 and under: Free
  • Dates/Times:
    • April: Sat-Sun, 11am & 2pm (most weekends, call ahead)
    • May 1 – Memorial Day: Tue-Sun, 11am & 2pm
    • Memorial Day – Labor Day: Sun-Thu, 11am & 2pm; Fri-Sat, 11am, 2pm & 4:30pm
    • Labor Day – October 31: Tue-Sun, 11am & 2pm
    • November & December: Sat-Sun, 11am & 2pm (most weekends, call ahead)
    • Closed: December 24, 25, 31, and January through March

Louis Bromfield Visitor Education Center

  • Exhibits: Agriculture, wildlife, energy, conservation, recycling, and literature
  • Interactive displays

Gift Shop

  • Malabar Farm products, Ohio-made products, souvenirs, fudge, snacks, refreshments, books, and memorabilia
  • Hours:
    • April: Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm
    • May 1 – Memorial Day: Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm
    • Memorial Day – Labor Day: Daily, 10am-5pm
    • Labor Day – October 31: Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm
    • November & December: Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm
    • Closed: January, February, and March

Visitor Center Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5pm
  • Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm

Important Notes

  • Malabar Farm reserves the right to cancel tours, limit tour size, and change tour times
  • Reservations recommended for groups of 10 or more: (419) 892-2784
  • No tours on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Day
  • Facebook Page– Learn more about the history, workings of Malabar Farm, and activities during your visit
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