Planning Your Visit

Planning a visit to our farm? Here are some helpful tips and information.

We are located at:

stearns historical sign Stearns Homestead
6975 Ridge Road
Parma, OH
Map & Directions.

Phone us at:

  • General number: 440.845.9770
  • Cabin Rental: 440.845.9770
  • Barnyard & School Tours:  send email to StearnsHomestead@gmail.com

Hours and days:

    We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon until 4pm, May through October.

  • See our events list for event hours and days.
  • We hold a Farmers Market on Saturdays, June through October 9am- 1pm.
  • On opening day in May we usually feature a demonstration of our sheep being sheared.
  • Our youth group members are usually on hand to teach facts about the animals and tell of their experiences caring for their project animals
  • The two historic homes are museums and are open on weekends for a guided tour.
  • The animal caretakers are all volunteer staff who take great pride in the animals at the homestead and at least one is always on hand to answer questions about the animals and even tell some of the stories of how we acquired them.
  • You can stay as long as you like! There is a lot to see and do around here!

Best deal ever!  There is no admission fee!

Parking:

We have a large parking area to the south of the homestead and a very limited area in front of the barn – on the main drive- which we reserve for handicap parking only.

Group Farm Tours:

  • Upon request, we do weekday farm tours for school and other groups (advanced reservations are required).
  • A farm tour fee is charged per person.  Details are available via email: StearnsHomestead@gmail.com

Safety issues for you and for our animals:

  • We have wild Canadian geese at the acre pond, so make sure children feed them carefully. Geese can bite.
  • Make sure to feed animals only with the food that we sell. Feed is sold in front of the red yankee-style barn.
  • We are wheelchair accessible to the general store and cabin area and to some extent the barnyard area – the historical houses are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at various locations throughout the homestead.

Food & Beverages:

On special event weekends, hot dogs and hamburgers, bakery and other treats are sold in the cabin.  On regular weekends, the general store is the place to purchase old fashioned candy, pop, water and ice cream.

There are lots of family friendly restaurants nearby. Here are a few.

What to wear:

  • Casual clothing / dress to be outside most of you visit.
  • Close-toed shoes are recommended – sandels and flipflops are NOT recommended.

Camera usage:

Photos may be taken of the animals. If you forget your camera at home, we always have them for sale at our general store.

Bathrooms:

The city provides portable outhouses that are cleaned weekly by the company that supplies them.

Child visiting farm