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Johnston Farm & Indian AgencyFrom ancient mounds to Ohio's 19th-century canals, explore 2,000 years of history at this peaceful 250-acre site rich in history
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  • Admission
    • Adult: $9
    • Seniors: $8
    • Military: $8
    • AAA Members: $8
    • OHC Member: Free
    • Children (6-12): $4
    • Johnstown Farm Friends Members: Free
    • Student for School Groups: $4
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    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
    • Settlement & Statehood
    • Transportation
    • Archaeology
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    • Northwest Ohio
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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 Friends Council.
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