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Our Story

1870 Farm is home to over 150 years of history. The farm's sunlit pastures and winding paths have a way of taking visitors back to a time when picking wildflowers or petting a sheep could happily take up the better part of an afternoon.


We created a free-range paradise for children where they can hang out with chickens, befriend a goat or two, pan for sparkling gemstones, get dirty in the gardens, fish for bass, and so much more!


We love creating farm-centered adventures and we're here for your celebrations, too! Our ancient oak trees and golden hour sunlight are a photographer's dream. The grassy fields and beautiful white barn are the perfect settings for family celebrations. We are here to share the farm with you. If you can imagine it, we will do our best to make it happen.


1870 Farm is conveniently located near the UNC Campus in the heart of Chapel Hill, not far from Carrboro. Our farm is your backyard - we can't wait to see you soon. 

"I recently held a small exercise session on the farm, which involved planting pumpkins. It was geared to seniors and it was amazing how some of my clients performed outside of the normal gym atmosphere, now they have no excuse when I get them back in the gym.

Bob Arrut

Personal Trainer

"I have watched animals on the  1870 Farm helping children and adults with social skills, and at the same time watching the animals improve their social skills with the help of visitors to the farm."


 Amanda McKee


"Each time we visit it we get something special from walking around, interacting with the animals and just watching others participate in all the wonderful programs you offer. You have been a blessing to the community and truly a place to disconnect."

Lillian & Howard Goldenberg

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