One of our favorite field trips this year was Johnston Farm. We enjoyed the museum and canal boat ride.
Johnston Farm Museum
Exhibits trace the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio and the Pickawillany village site.
We loved learning about the Native Americans of the area.
The exhibits were very respectful of and educational about how Europeans exploited the Natives.
There were several sections about Indian stereotypes throughout history and how we still exploit them today in sports and advertising. It’s so infuriating.
We learned all about Ohio canals. Then we got to ride in one!
General Harrison Canal Boat
A replica 70-foot-long canal boat used for transportation of passengers and cargo in the 19th century.
Adena Indian Mound and Earthwork
- Farmhouse – 1815
- Double Pen Barn – 1808
- Springhouse – 1815
- Cider House – 1828
Hours of Operation
April, May and September, October: 9 AM to 2 PM — Monday – Friday
June, July, and August: 10 AM to 5 PM — Thursday and Friday
and Noon to 5 PM — Saturday and Sunday
Closed Holidays and November through March