Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village

Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village, Eatonville: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village Reviews: 4/5

Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village

Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Take a journey back to the 1880s to relive the times of homesteaders in Washington State or experience life in an Indian Village, through narrated tours through a reconstructed pioneer farm, schoolhouse and trading post.
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Chelcie B
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Memories from 20+ years ago!
Jul 2019 • Family
I went here on a class field trip in the second grade.
I am now 29 and still remember how much fun it was.
I ended up searching for it online and found it. Looking forward to going back some day with my kids. Great place for it to have such a long lasting impression!
Written June 12, 2020
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nursiejill
Rio de Janeiro, RJ23 contributions
An amazing hands-on place for kids to experience living history!
Jul 2019
This place is 5 stars! I have traveled to many history museums and this one was so amazing because almost everything was hands on for the kids! They were truly able to experience the pioneer lifestyle! They rotated us through different areas. Outdoor area to visit the farm animals, horse rides and jumping into a haystack. There was also a blacksmith station, pounding nails, old fashioned saws to try out. It all seems "dangerous" but hey kids need to have experiences and not live in a bubble! Just provide parental supervision! Lastly we went into an old farm house replica to learn chores and all about the pioneer lifestyle. Well worth the money spent - the only thing that could make it better would be more time in each area. The next time we are in the area we will definitely visit again! (My kids ages 8, 10 and 13). We didn't have time to go to the Indian area because we were there too late in the day and they had already closed down.
Written December 15, 2019
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Rehsinup19
Kent, WA1,926 contributions
Really fun and interesting
Sep 2019 • Family
We really enjoyed this. It is well worth the price of admission. Viewing all the old pioneer cabins was really interesting. The skills demonstrations and chance to practice some of the skills your self were amazing. Their was a demonstration of blacksmith techniques, using 19th century carpenter tools, different kitchen appliances and techniques, combing out wool and milking a cow. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to hammer out a horseshoe on an anvil and work the bellows of a blacksmith furnace. The staff provided a fun and interesting tour. The mercantile was also worth seeing, we bought some cool old fashioned toys for our son.
Written October 16, 2019
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Laura M.
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Time well spent, as you time-travel back!
Sep 2018 • Friends
I'd taken a small group of friends from L.A. to Mt. Rainier the very last day of September, but alas, it was supposed to SNOW already at Paradise(!), so we recalculated and drove to this Farm instead! Wow, what a good SAVE! Since it was a Sunday, we happened to have the whole place to ourselves! A private tour, by a grandson of the originators of the farm, took roughly an hour, but we spent much longer just looking around after the tour and enjoying our picnic lunch on the grounds. They provide a great outdoor picnic area so you can sit at a table but feel like you're "out in the woods." No hot food service, but the Trading Post does serve up coffee & cocoa, and has some bagged chips & nuts. We brought our own lunch, and still supplemented it with drinks & chips from the Trading Post.

We're all adults (Retired & Semi-retired), yet we thoroughly enjoyed climbing into the hayloft, petting the pig, and playing with some of the old toys & gadgets in the longhouse! The tour includes a one-room log schoolhouse, the schoolteacher's "suite" (ha ha - more like a tiny studio!) next door, a replica of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie," a longhouse stocked with hands-on learning activities for kids (of all ages), a blacksmith's shop, a working barn of live farm animals, a "rich person's" home (to compare with the lower class one), and a working Trading Post (gift shop). Yes, the bathrooms are out-houses -- but how fitting, and they didn't smell! Kind of quaint, really! We didn't see the Indian side, but were all quite impressed with the Pioneer Farm. It shore ain't L.A.! What a great way to kick-start our PNW vacation!
Written December 14, 2018
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Sarah
Port Orchard, WA530 contributions
Safety is NOT First
Jul 2018 • Family
While visiting the barn on the Pioneer side, Larry told us that we could go in Bacon Bit's, the pig's pen, but to climb over the side instead of opening the gate because Bacon Bits was an escape artist. My seven year old daughter went in and immediately the pig started to bite her dress and her leg! I pulled her out, saw a red mark on her thigh and went and told Larry what happened so he would be aware and could warn others not to go in there. His calm reply upset me. It was, "Yah, we've been having some issues. He's getting too big so we're getting rid of him Monday and getting a piglet."
They knew there had been issues and they still allowed children to go in there without warning them?! I told Elizabeth, another employee, and she replied similarly saying they're just suppose to watch closely. Well no one was watching closely when my daughter was bit.
I want to like Pioneer Farm because it is such good, educational fun, but I honestly don't want to take my family back because what secret, safety concern will there be next time?
We also visited the Indian side, which my ten year old son really liked. The three seasonal areas (Spring and Summer are together) are in the woods, therefore shaded, which was nice on such a hot afternoon.
It's about $20 per person to visit both the Pioneer and Indian sides.
Written July 15, 2018
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Nancy P
Bellevue, WA54 contributions
What a great find
Jul 2017 • Family
Wish I'd found this spot earlier. A big trek from Seattle but very very worth the effort! We visited the main farm. We didn't have time for the Indian section. We will be back!
Farm animals were well taken care of and most of them you could visit in the barn stall. Also a blacksmith forge and carpentry section. Then we went to the daily life section with homestead cabins where kids could do daily chores: grinding coffee, wheat berries, cinnamon. Wash clothes, make butter, etc. etc. Our five year old boy loved both sections. We had two guides- one for the first section and another for the second. They were outstanding. The best at explanations, helping kids participate and setting appropriate limits.
Advice: wear closed shoes (you'll be around animals). Only outhouses (there are jugs of water but I brought hand wipes). Bring drinking water if it's hot weather. Parking is easy and right there. Few folks were there on Sunday afternoon but I think a number of school groups come here so weekdays might be hectic. Best advice: GO HERE! You'll love it!
Written July 10, 2017
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Jim G
Centralia, WA63 contributions
Even adults can take a turn jumping into a pile of hay.
Jun 2017 • Family
This is a pretty neat place for those who enjoyed TV shows such as "Little House on the Prairie". There are several cabins and other very old structures placed about the property depicting how an 1800's farm might have looked. Many of the buildings are very old and have been transported from other properties to this site. This is the real deal.

A tour guide dressed in period attire leads you to each building and tells you its history. In the largest building are various household tools you would have found back in the day such as a coffee grinder, glass lanterns which are actually lit to provide light, dirty clothes to wash and hang up...oh yes, you get to actually wash clothes and pound the dust out of a rug. There are many other items that are hands on. This room will keep children occupied for a long time.

Another tour guide will take you to the working blacksmith's shop where you can actually grab a hold of red-hot iron with a long handled tool and pound it with a heavy hammer. Children can do this with an accompanying adult. This same guide will also take you to probably the most popular building, the barn. There you will find a horse that will not let you caress its face/nose, but will allow you to pet its jaw. There is a very soft bunny to pet, a pig to pet, if you are willing to climb over a low fence into its pen, a cow to milk, well not this time. She is pregnant. So, in place of the cow, is a five fingered glove filled with milk. The tip of each finger has a small hole to allow the milk to be squeezed out as you would an udder. There are some other animals to visit with if you so desire. An unusual attraction in the barn is a tall pile of hay that you can plunge feet first into from an elevated platform. Be prepared to find hay in every nook and cranny of your clothing.

Restroom? There are several outhouses for your comfort. These aren't the kind you find in State or Federal parks. These are real outhouses that aren't too bad. There are a couple of hand-washing stations too.

The tour lasts about 1-1/2 hours, Wear clothes and shoes suitable for a farm setting. Rainy days might be a bit uncomfortable as all of the paths are dirt.
Have fun!
Written June 28, 2017
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Angel S
Bear, DE31 contributions
How Cool!
Jun 2016 • Family
I went with my daughter's class group and every kid had a blast learning about how they did things in the pioneer days.
The tour teaches how they used tools, made things, and lived in general.
The staff was knowledgeable of the history of the area and how to make it fun for kids as well as adults. :)
Written November 20, 2016
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Melissa C
11 contributions
must see
Mar 2016 • Family
its pretty cool to take a step back in time and live a day like our old settlers/pioneers... lots of school trips here
Written October 17, 2016
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AAZ
Seattle, WA12 contributions
Great experiences with a lot fun!
Aug 2016 • Family
I brought my kids there twice, and they love it! There are so many activities that the kids could learn and practice. The staff are knowledgeable, nice and helpful. My kids wants to go again.
Written August 28, 2016
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