NEW!!! If you plan to hold a photo session outside our office hours, you can purchase a photo pass online. At the website, select "register for activity". Print your receipt as your pass.
Photographers: check in at the Activity Barn before your shoot.
All those taking photos (professional or amateur) please check in at our office to receive a copy of the rules and a photo pass.
Professional photographers (those who are paid for their services), are requested to pay a $10 fee for each outdoor photo shoot. Our office is open from 9AM - 6PM, Monday - Saturday. We do have staff here 7 days a week and you may be asked to show your photo pass.
Any Photo Shoot for a Website, Commercial, Catalog etc. ... must be pre-approved with a request in writing. Email request
Wheeler Historic Farm is a very popular location for photography backdrops.
We are glad you are considering Wheeler Historic Farm to capture life's moments. Our natural landscape and historic buildings make for great photo opportunities.
Although the space to the south of the Activity Barn is a public park; the entire property including the woods, structures and farmland are on the National Historic Register. It is our responsibility to protect the site for generations to come.
Our goal is to maintain and improve facilities, protect the animals, historic landmarks and items frequently used as props. For example, the porch and railings on the 113- year-old historic home have become more fragile as time goes on. Having people sit and climb leaves a mark. And, sadly, we have had irreplaceable artifacts in our displays damaged or destroyed by photographers who did not respect the space.
Interior photo shoots require rental of building space. We do not allow photos in the historic farmhouse.
Rules for taking pictures at the Farm:
No pictures are to be taken on the roadways. If a Farm vehicle (tractor/ wagon /golf cart) comes toward you, please move to the side of the trail and let them pass. Please do not move equipment including but not limited to: saddles, benches, buckets, farm equipment, etc, and please do not harass or upset the animals.