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Hours and FAQs

WFS is presently CLOSED to visitors.

 Opening Day for the 2018 visiting season is Saturday, April 7.

There will be a Members Only Day on Sunday, April 1.

We look forward to seeing you!


Visitor FAQ:

Q: Do I need to make a reservation to visit?

A: No, we are open 10:30 am – 4 pm on weekends only. The open season is the first full weekend of April through the last full weekend of October. If you are planning to bring a group of 10+, please email info@woodstocksanctuary to let us know.

Q: Does it cost anything to visit?

A: We are a nonprofit and admission is a suggested donation of $10 adults, $5 kids/seniors/active military/veterans. Toddlers and members are “free.”  Please visit our Admission page for a list format.

Q: Am I required to take a guided tour?

A: It’s highly recommended but not mandatory. For your safety and the animals’ you will not be able to enter the pens and pastures without a guide. There is no fee for a tour, and you do not have to sign up.  Just be at the Visitor Center 5 minutes prior to tour time.

Q: How long are the tours?

A: They generally run about 75 minutes.

Q: What do the tours consist of?

A: You will be taken from species to species and enter the pastures and yards with many of the animals. We’ll tell their rescue stories and but also talk about the impacts of industrialized farming on their lives. Woodstock Sanctuary has a strong educational mission and during the tours we are very frank and don’t sugar-coat the realities of modern animal agriculture.

Q: Are the tours child-friendly, or do you have special kid tours?

A visit to the farm is appropriate for children. They will get to meet all sorts of animals, and many enjoy being touched or scratched. The sanctuary is an environment of respect and compassion and there are no graphic pictures. We do discuss in detail where these animals and those just like them originally came from, and we do not shy away from pointing out that a pig like Patsy would have been the source of bacon and ham.

Q: What if I miss the beginning of a tour?

A: We have four tour times per day on the hour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm, so you can enjoy a vegan snack or shop at our Visitor’s Center while you wait for the next tour.

Q: Why doesn’t your address of “2 Rescue Road, High Falls, NY 12440” show up on my GPS?

A: Try using “6 Epworth Lane, High Falls, Ny 12440” instead.  We changed the road name when we moved to this location and not all of the systems have caught up yet.

Q: Where can I find directions?

A: Please click on the Visit tab on our menu above and then click on Directions.

Q: Can I feed the animals?

A: Many of our animals are on special diets, so please do not feed any food to the animals at the sanctuary.

Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: For the safety and security of our rescued animals, dogs are not allowed on sanctuary grounds.

Registered service animals are the only exception to this rule, and must be kept on-leash at all times.

Q: But what if my dog stays in my car and I park in the shade with the A/C running?

A:  Per NYS law you may not leave your dog in your vehicle and this includes with the A/C running because in NYS it is also illegal to leave an unattended car’s engine running.

Q: I’m from out of town; is there any way that I can come during the week?

A: If you can only come during the week, please click on the Join tab on our menu above and then click Volunteer.  We need volunteers all year round and that is a great way to visit while we are closed to visitors.

Q: Do you have overnight accommodations?

A: We do not currently have accommodations on site, but check out our Overnight Accommodations page for local places that we suggest.

Q: Will there be vegan food and drinks available for purchase?

A: Yes! We have a vegan snack bar in our Visitor’s Center.

Q: Can I bring my own food?

A: Yes, but please do not include meat, eggs, dairy, or animal by-products out of respect for the animals. 

Address: 2 Rescue Road, High Falls, NY 12440

Visiting Hours: 10:30am – 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays only.  No reservation necessary!*

See our Events Page for more info/to purchase tickets in advance.

Weekend Tour Times (Hourly, starting at 11am with the last tour at 2pm)

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

(There is no fee to take a tour.)

Please be prepared to move-about in the open air for about a mile and half, and to endure whatever weather Mother Nature sends our way!  Tours run for about 75 minutes. We reserve the right to limit or cancel tours during dangerous conditions like lightning, very high winds or extreme heat.

*We are closed on holidays that land on Monday (but still open on those Saturdays and Sundays): Memorial Day,  Independence Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day

Click here to view the sanctuary map and rules!

Visitors make friends with Panther, Marty, and other rescued chickens!