Choose Between Two Options
- $30 for Halloween lantern tour and trail admission for two, valid Thursday or Sunday ($44 value)
- $35 for Halloween lantern tour and trail admission for two, valid any day ($44 value)
The 45-minute tour runs at the top of the hour from 7-10 p.m. Tours begin with a guided tour of the mansion, before groups guide themselves through Farnam Estate’s wooded lands to experience a mix of history and mystery. Read more about the tour here. The first option is valid for Thursday, October 23 and 30 and Sunday, October 19 and 26.
Farnam Museum wasn't always a museum. Originally, it was a manor built by Everett Farnam in 1834. He and his wife raised five children on the premises, and plenty of flora, too—one pine tree planted in the 1800s still shades the property today. Over the years, the Western Reserve-style manor has weathered plenty of ups and downs. At its peak, it housed a lively Danish restaurant; at its nadir, it fell into such deep disrepair that snakes took up residence in its rooms.
Today, it's open to the public as a museum, thanks to the preservation efforts of the Farnam Foundation. Modern visitors learn about watershed moments in American history, like the War of 1812 and the Civil War, all through the lens of Farnam's life. They also mingle at the manor's seasonal events, like the haunted tours of the grounds held around Halloween.