Carriage Hill MetroPark
Carriage Hill MetroPark
4.5
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Farm life in the 1880s comes alive at Carriage Hill MetroPark. Visitor Center exhibits start the journey back in time while demonstrations, reconstructed and historical buildings, and even period farm animals paint the picture. There are also acres of natural beauty to enjoy and a horseback riding center.
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Tammy48C
Washington Court House, OH61 contributions
Sep 2022
What a lovely home & farm!!! Its a nice place to stroll around taking your time to take it all in. Home, barn, out buildings, blacksmith shop, work shop, chicken coop, pig pen, vegetable garden, out stove, laundry room, & cooks kitchen.
It was locked up while we visited, I sure would have liked to gotten to go inside the home. There were no caretakers the day we went.
But you could roam the farm and see in most all the buildings.
The animals were friendly. I petted the 2 donkeys, a few sheep, & many of the chickens.
I thought it was cool the restrooms are hidden in what looks like s small farm building. I commend them on the cleanliness of their restrooms!!!
We also went on the other side of the park to Cedar Lake. What a beautiful place to sit in a swing gazing at the lake, and watching the wild birds.
We noticed many that were there were having a lunch in the park, it is just a perfect spot.
Written September 22, 2022
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LSB82
Clifton18 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
What a great place to visit! We just wanted a place to go for a walk but this historic working farmstead was more than we expected. Hannah was a wealth of knowledge and told great stories about the Arnold family. It is free but everything is very well done and presented. Perfect for history buffs, young families, or anyone interested in learning about Ohio farming. We spent two hours there but it is easy in and out with small children. We will be back!
Written May 23, 2023
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crackerman1981
Vandalia, OH56 contributions
Sep 2012 • Family
The park itself is great! They have an old fashioned, running farm, teaching you all types of things! I mostly do the free fishing at the pond when I have time. You don't need a license, just your pole and bait!
Written August 12, 2013
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HS_hstry_tchr
Dayton, OH32 contributions
This is park is part of the larger Five Rivers Metroparks System (which is one of the best parks systems around, I'd venture to say). Carriage Hill Metropark has a variety of walking trails through forest, prairie, and wetlands. It has a fishing pier and riding stables as well. But probably the biggest attraction here is the working historical farm. It is run in 1890s style, with plow horses and all. The kids love to wander and watch the animals, which you can get fairly close to, and my toddler loves to go over the bridge to the "Equipment Graveyard." They have a special event at least once a month, from a National Plowhorse Competition on Labor Day to bluegrass concerts, to blacksmithing demonstrations. A few weekends ago, they harvested ice from the pond to store in their ice house. On most weekends, you can find volunteers in period dress "doing their thing."

Not far from the historical farm is a museum and general store. It's worth a look. The teenager loves to go with a dollar or two and get some old-fashioned penny candy.

We love this place, and highly recommend it to everyone. The activities are great, and it's absolutely free!!!
Written January 31, 2010
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B-FCory
Virginia Beach, VA34 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
I can see how this park/farm is a great resource for locals, but I wouldn't describe it as a must-see for travelers, especially if you've been to Williamsburg, VA or anything like it. The visitor's center has a small display of items from 19th century farm life. The miniature schoolroom/kitchen is designed for fairly young children 2-6. The country store, which is downstairs in the visitor's center, is open Wednesday-Sunday and is cash only.
The farm house is a neat experience, and there were some associates in period clothing whittling and dyeing yarn.
The riding stable offers rides on Saturdays and Sundays; the minimum age is 8.
Written April 11, 2017
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DocMary1
Indianapolis, IN196 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
I'm getting to know Dayton by hiking in each of the MetroParks. I really enjoyed Carriage Hill. There is a lovely pond with a trail that goes all of the way around. The trail is grassy - wear shoes that can get wet if you go in the morning when there is dew. On weekdays at lunch, this park is relatively quiet and you can have a nice quiet picnic/hike.

There is also a historic farm. It has lots to see and do - although seemed to be aimed at families with kids.
Written November 11, 2014
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tshiverd
Dayton, OH8 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
If you ever wondered what it was like to live in the country in the 1800's, Carriage Hill is the place to come. Functioning Farm with animals, barns, fields, crops, crafts, etc... Perfect day trip!
Written May 31, 2014
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GoingGone2018
Dayton, OH59 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a very nice park for playing with the kids or hiking. Lovely little lake and paths through both fields and trees.
Written November 1, 2019
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Larry M
32 contributions
Sep 2019
OK? So here is the deal. I was a chaperone for my kids 4th grade class here. It is a great place! Worth a trip. Now, for the other shoe. I grew up on an 800 acre farm. We got there around noon after lunch and Carriage Hill was very quiet. That is not how it is in the morning. Roosters start crowing at around 4:30AM. Cows mooing to be milked. The chickens are wanting me to out my eggs in the egg basket, Do not even get me started on the pigs! What I am saying is that this is a fantastic place to visit. I have never met another person who grew up on a farm and liked it. Do not read this to your kids. I did not even tell this to mine. Would I go back? Yes. To Carriage Hill not my grandmas.
Written October 27, 2019
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DaytonWoman
Dayton, OH172 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
I take my grandson to Carriage Hill park. Started when he was 18 months. He loves seeing the animals and playing in the welcome center. There is an area set up like an old school classroom with slates and chalk. It warmed my heart when the older kids playing one day all stood and did the Pledge of Allegiance. It is a popular place for home school kids to go also. We have also fished in the pond several time. Can't say enough about this place if you like old working farms.
Written February 14, 2019
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