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Johnston Farm & Indian Agency

2,000 years of history at this peaceful 250-acre site
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  • Admission
    • Adult: $8
    • Seniors: $7
    • Military: $7
    • AAA Members: $7
    • OHC Member: Free
    • Children (6-12): $4
    • Johnstown Farm Friends Members: Free
    • Student for School Groups: $4
    Hours & More

    April, May, September, October
    MondayFriday: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. by appointment

    June, July, & August;
    Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m

    Farmhouse Tours: 
    Canal boat rides: 12:30, 2:30 & 4:00

    Saturday and Sunday: Noon–5 p.m

  • Historical Topics
    • American Indian History
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    • Northwest Ohio
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    • All Audiences

Visit

Celebrate 2,000 years of Ohio's rich history from American Indian mounds through Ohio's canal era. The peaceful 250-acre site includes the John Johnston farm, where you can tour the home and several outbuildings to gain an understanding of Ohio in 1829. A museum that traces the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians in Ohio and a mule-drawn ride on a replica canal boat on a restored section of the Miami and Erie Canal complete your visit. Average visit time: Allow 2+ hours

History

Johnston Farm and Indian Agency was once the center of activity in the small settlement community of Piqua, Ohio. John Johnston, a Federal Indian Agent, settled at this site with this family in 1811. Johnston was well respected by American Indians and his peers. He performed Washington’s eulogy, was well acquainted with William Henry Harrison, served as a Ohio canal commissioner, was president of historical and philosophical societies in Ohio, founded Kenyon College, served on the board of trustees of Miami University and was a member of the board at West Point.

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency is locally managed by the Johnston Farm Friends Council.