Johnston Farm & Indian Agency

From ancient mounds to Ohio's 19th-century canals, explore 2,000 years of history at this peaceful 250-acre site

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency

9845 North Hardin Road, Piqua, OH, USA
Hours & More:

April, May, September and October


Monday — Friday 9 AM — 2 PM for school groups

The public is always welcome when school or other groups are here although it's best to call ahead and confirm the schedule for that day..

June, July and August
Thursday and Friday — 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday and Sunday — 12 PM - 5 PM
— Closed Holidays —
Adult - $10.00 Seniors - $9.00 Military - $9.00 AAA Members - $9.00 OHC Member - $0.00 Children (6-12) - $5.00 Johnstown Farm Friends Members - $0.00 Student for School Groups - $4.00

Masks are no longer required but please continue to practice social distancing wherever possible.

Visit

Explore 2,000 years of Ohio’s rich history at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, from ancient American Indian mounds through Ohio’s 19th-century canal era. This peaceful 250-acre site includes the John Johnston farm, where you can tour the restored Johnston home and several outbuildings to gain an understanding of Ohio circa 1829. Visit a museum that traces the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians in Ohio and take a ride aboard a 19th-century-style mule-drawn canal boat on a restored section of the historic Miami and Erie Canal. Average visit time: Allow 2+ hours

History

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency was once the center of activity in the small settlement 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 an Ohio canal commissioner, was president of historical and philosophical societies in Ohio, helped found 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 Council.

  • Audiences: K-5th Grade Students, 6-8th Grade Students, 9-12th Grade Students, Higher Education Students, Educators, Families, Government, Specialists, Tourists, Community Groups, History Enthusiasts & Sports Fans
  • Historical Topics: American Indian History, Archaeology, Settlement & Statehood & Transportation
  • Regions: Northwest Ohio
  • Site Activities: Self-Guided & Guided Tours
  • Museum & Site Type: Ohio History Connection Site