Visitor Information

Weekends at Stone Barns Center, April 16 - November 13

Planning a weekend visit? WE SELL OUT FAST! Get your tickets ahead of time. 

Experience what's happening on the farm,
meet our farmers and greet the season.

On a Saturday or Sunday visit to Stone Barns, participate in a variety of seasonal, hands-on activities and drop-in tours all included with your one-day admission ticket.

Adult (ages 16+): $20         Youth (ages 2-15): $10        Members: FREE*

TICKETS SELL OUT FAST!

This season on the farm
The field, gardens and greenhouse are bursting with the sight, sounds, crops and tastes of summer. Our chickens, geese and sheep are enjoying the pasture grasses, new pigs are rooting in the woodlands and goats are helping graze invasive species. A sample weekend day this summer will include:

Meet the: Bees: 10:00 – 10:45 am
Farm Chore: Egg Collecting: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Meet the: Blue Hill Chef: 11:00 - 11:30 am

Farm Chore: Garlic Harvest with a Farmer: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Making the Rounds Field Tour: 11:30 am (20 minutes)
 Adults
Foraging with a Farmer and Chef: 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Meet the: Chicks: 12:30 - 1:15 pm
Getting Grounded Tour: 1:15 pm (45 minutes) Adults
Make and Taste: Seasonal Slaw: 1:30 - 2:15 pm
Taste & Evaluate: Kohlrabi: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Hands-on: Grain Grinding 2:45 – 3:30 pm

Making the Rounds: Greenhouse Tour: 3:00 pm (45 minutes) Adults
Meet the: Sheep: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Getting Grounded Tour: 4:00 pm (45 minutes) Adults

Activities and details are subject to change.

Come ready for a day outdoors
Please come appropriately dressed for the weather (even when hot out, light pants are more suitable than shorts)—and wear closed-toed shoes.

Please note: you may not have a dog with you if you plan on participating in programming.

Free weekend passes are available for checkout at these Westchester libraries:
Warner Library, Tarrytown
Greenburgh Public Library, Elmsford
Mount Pleasant Public Library, Pleasantville
Chappaqua Library, Chappaqua
Ossining Public Library, Ossining
Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Briarcliff
Bronxville Public Library, Bronxville
Mount Vernon Public Library, Mt. Vernon
White Plains Public Library, White Plains
Croton Free Library, Croton-on-Hudson
Yonkers Public Library – Riverfront Branch, Yonkers
Yonkers Public Library – Crestman Branch, Yonkers
Yonkers Public Library – Grinton I. Will Branch, Yonkers
Scarsdale Public Library, Scarsdale
Irvington Public Library, Irvington
New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle
John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak
Rye Free Reading Room, Rye
The Field Library, Peekskill
NYMC Health Sciences Library, Valhalla
Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose

*Members enter FREE!
Take advantage of free admission among the many other benefits of membership and be a part of our mission to change the way America eats and farms. Click here to become a member and learn more.

We recommend visitors purchase their admission tickets online and in advance. Ticket sales end at 12:00 pm, on the day of this event.

Click here for more information on visiting Stone Barns Center.

Weather
All programming at the Center is rain or shine except during thunder and lightening, and blizzards. If you want to know if a program is cancelled due to inclement weather, please call 914 366 6200.

Cancellation policy
We have a 48-hour cancellation policy for all tickets. For a refund, minus a $1.25 processing fee, please contact us 48 hours prior to your visit at 914 366 6200 x131.


We continue to offer programs for teachers and farmers, and special events for kids, parents and the general public.


Directions
By Global Position System (GPS)

Enter address as 630 Bedford Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Scroll down for more detailed directions.


Group Tours
Private group tours of Stone Barns are available for adults on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Group size: Minimum of 10 / Maximum of 40

Designed for nonprofits, educational organizations or small community groups, these 90-minute tours cover the farm in its entirety and are led by knowledgeable staff members.

There are two private group tour options:

Option 1: Insider’s Tour
An intimate, behind-the-scenes view of the farm with a 90-minute in-depth tour. Learn about the Center’s methods of raising livestock and growing vegetables sustainably.  Walk through the greenhouse and growing fields, and meet the animals raised on the farm.  Understand more fully what sustainable and resilient farming means, and why we believe that good food, grown well, can change our food system.  Tour content changes with each season, as does life on the farm.

The Insider’s Tour fee is $250 for groups of up to 10 people and $25/person for groups of 11 to 40 people.

Option 2: Dig In Tour
A 90-minute experience on the farm, which includes an in-depth guided tour and a hands-on farming activity led by one of our farmers.  Seasonally relevant explorations of our vegetable growing areas and our livestock habitats will help participants to get closer to the sources of their food.  In addition to an extended tour of the farm, a spring visit might involve helping the farmers with egg collecting, or harvesting spring greens in the vegetable field.  A fall visit might include a chance to herd our turkeys to pasture, move our flock of sheep or harvest root vegetables. Content changes with each season, as does life on the farm.  This tour option is an enjoyable and informative way to get participants outside and get their hands (a little) dirty.

The Dig In tour fee is $400 for groups up to 10 people and $40/person for groups of 11 to 40 people 

Group Tour and ‘Taste of Stone Barns” Lunch
An optional 1-hour buffet lunch for is available non-profits, educational organizations or small community groups between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm for an additional fee (group size for buffet lunch: minimum of 10/maximum of 40).  The buffet lunch must be paired with one of the tours listed above.  Contact grouptours@stonebarnscenter.org for pricing information.

Click here to complete a group tour request form. Please understand that submitting a group tour request form is not a confirmation of your reservation. Once your group tour request form is received, a member of our staff will get back to you via email to schedule your trip (dates and times for private group tours are subject to availability). For questions, please call 914 366 6200 x137 or email grouptours@stonebarnscenter.org. 

For corporate group event options, please contact our partner Blue Hill at events@bluehillfarm.com or call 914 366 9606 x226 for more information.


Detailed Directions

630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY 10591 (if using a GPS enter Tarrytown, NY 10591)
Wednesday-Sunday

10:00 am-5:00 pm

From points South

  1. Take 87 North (New York State Thruway) to Saw Mill River Parkway North to Exit 23, Eastview.
  2. At the light make a left.
  3. At the stop sign, make a right onto Lake Road.
  4. Lake Road will merge onto Route 448. Continue for approximately 0.8 miles.
  5. Entrance will be on the left.

 

From points North

  1. Take Saw Mill River Parkway South to Exit 23, Saw Mill River Road/Eastview.
  2. At the light, turn right.
  3. At the stop sign, turn right onto Lake Road.
  4. Continue straight onto Route 448/Bedford Road approximately 0.7 miles.
  5. Entrance will be on the left.

 

From points North

  1. Take the Taconic to the Route 100 exit (Millwood), then go south on 100/117 to Route 448
  2. Continue on Route 448/Bedford Road approximately 1.7 miles. Entrance on the right.

 

From points East

  1. Take I-287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) West. I-287 will merge with I-87 (New York State Thruway).
  2. Take I-87 North to Exit 9, Tarrytown. This is the last exit before the Tappan Zee Bridge.
  3. At the end of exit ramp, turn left onto Route 119.
  4. Take Route 119 to the end.
  5. Turn right at the traffic light onto Route 9.
  6. Take Route 9 North through the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow approximately 1.7 miles.
  7. Make a right onto Route 448/Bedford Road.
  8. Follow up hill and make a left at the stop sign, continuing on Route 448.
  9. Continue approximately 0.5 miles. Entrance will be on the left.

 

From points West

  1. Take Tappan Zee Bridge East to Exit 9, Route 9. The exit is immediately after the toll plaza.
  2. Proceed to the end of the ramp and turn right onto Route 9 North.
  3. Continue with directions from “points East,” via Route 9 North above.

 

By Train

  1. Take the Metro North Hudson line to Tarrytown.
  2. For scheduling and additional train information, visit www.mta.nyc.us.
  3. Taxis are usually available at the station.

Looking for a weekend getaway? The Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel is offering a special Stone Barns Package that includes an exclusive rate, admission to Stone Barns and travel on Metro North. Learn more, here.


Cancellation Policy
We have a 48-hour cancellation policy for all tickets, except tickets for fundraisers. For a refund, minus a $1.25 processing fee, please contact us within 48 hours of your visit at 914 366 6200 x131 or farmstore@stonebarnscenter.org.

Dog Policy
Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted in any growing areas; this includes the Field, Pastures, Barnyard, and Greenhouse. Please note: you may not have a dog with you if you plan on participating in programming.

Bike Policy
Visitors are welcome to bike to the Center, but bike riding is not permitted on the grounds of Stone Barns Center or on the Rockefeller State Park Preserve trails. Please leave and lock your bike at the rack by the gatehouse entrance. 

Weather
All programming at the Center is rain or shine except during thunder and lightening, and blizzards. If you want to know if a program is cancelled due to inclement weather, please call 914 366 6200.

Farm Attire
Please come appropriately dressed for the weather (even when hot out, light pants are more suitable than shorts)—and wear closed-toed shoes. 

Visitor Health and Safety
Stone Barns is a working farm. Many of our activities are seasonal, weather dependent and variable. We advise you to wear clothing appropriate for a day out on the farm. You may encounter uneven terrain, farm equipment and unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells. We encourage you to explore but ask you to respect our farmers’ work, and our animals and crops by keeping a safe distance. Please remember that many fences are electrified for our animals’ protection. Do not pet our animals. Whenever possible, but always before eating, clean your hands by washing and lathering vigorously for at least 20 seconds before rinsing. Wipes and sanitizers are not adequate protection. Children under 5, the elderly, pregnant women, and individuals with heart disease or compromised immune systems should exercise caution while visiting any farm.

Photography Policy
Upon entering the property, you grant to Stone Barns Center and its employees, agents and assigns the right to photograph you and your dependent(s) for use in Stone Barns Center print, electronic, and digital media and publications. Visitors are welcome to take photographs of Stone Barns Center for their own personal use.

Professional photography shoots (personal, engagement, wedding etc) are not allowed at Stone Barns Center.  For commercial photography on site, advanced permission must be secured. Commercial photographers should contact 914 366 6200 x118 to request permission before visiting Stone Barns.

Closures
The Center is closed to the general public on Mondays and Tuesdays. In addition, Stone Barns will be closed on the following dates in 2016:

November 24
December 24-December 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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