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Hours and FAQs

We are open for tours on weekends (Saturday & Sunday only) from April through October!

Address: 2 Rescue Road (formerly 6 Epworth Lane), High Falls, NY 12440

 

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 April through October. If you are planning to bring a group of 10+, please visit our Group Tour page.

Q: Does it cost anything?

A: We are a nonprofit and admission is $10 adults, $5 kids/seniors/active military/veterans. Toddlers and members are free.

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 additional charge for a tour.

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 five tours per day on the hour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, so you can enjoy a vegan snack or shop at our Visitor’s Center while you wait for the next tour.

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 here, dogs are not allowed on sanctuary grounds, and you may not leave your dog in your vehicle.

Registered service animals are the only exception to this rule.

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: Can I bring my own lunch?

A: You can bring brown bag vegan lunch and/or snacks, and a water bottle. Please do not include meat, eggs, dairy, or animal by-products out of respect for the animals. 

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

A: Yes! We have a snack bar with sandwiches and prepared foods at our Visitor’s Center.

2017 Visiting Season Starts:  Saturday, April 1

2017 Visiting Season Ends:  Sunday, October 29

Visiting Hours: 10:30am – 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays only*

No reservation necessary!*

*Except for sanctuary festivals:

June Jamboree (June 17th)

HalloWoodstock (October 28)

when we charge a bit extra at the door for admission. See our Events Page for more info/to purchase tickets in advance.

Weekend Tour Times (Hourly, starting at 11am with the last tour at 3pm)

11:00 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

(Price of tour included in admission.)

Please be prepared to walk/ambulate in the open air for about a mile and half, and to endure whatever weather Mother Nature sends our way!  Tours run for about 90 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!

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