Abbott Farm School Tours
Abbott Farms School Tours are 1 ½ hours long and include a wagon ride. We subtract the tour fee for 1 adult chaperone per each 6 children; ask about arrangements for special needs kids. We expect designated chaperones to stay with the children, help them pick, clean up trash, help with hygiene, and attend closely to our tour guides. Other adult visitors might have a few moments free to visit the country store.
Fall tours with deposit paid by September 1 receive a $1 discount per person. Fall tours booked for September dates can receive another $1 discount. You don’t have to know the exact size of your class to start the booking process, so please plan ahead and call early.
Nearly half of the tour is a wagon ride around to the orchard fields. We may walk to visit the animals in the barnyard, the tunnel slides, or the cider press. Please come dressed for a farm; wear sturdy shoes, a warm jacket, and clothes that can get dirty or wet. We give tours rain or shine. Tours are by appointment only and Normal start times are 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm most weekdays.
We make our own cider on-site in an observable pressing room. Cider is available in gallons and reusable, apple-shaped 8-oz. Sippers. You’re welcome to bring a lunch. If you do, you must reserve the party barn, greenhouse, or outdoor picnic tables for an extra fee. If you leave trash on-site, you will have to sort it: food waste only, metal & glass, and other (with all liquids poured out). Our country store is open during tours for shopping, baked goods, ice cream, bulk foods, and beverages.
To book a tour, download the Tour Registration spreadsheet and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-refundable $50 deposit or copy of BOCES application is required. We take payment by credit card, cash in our store during normal business hours, or by mailing a check to Abbott Farms Tours, 3275 Cold Springs Rd, Baldwinsville, NY 13027. You will receive e-mail confirmation of your tour and deposit. Full payment is required the day of the tour except BOCES Arts in Education customers.
Tour phone: (315)530-3246
By Bethani McCarthy
Abbott’s Farm is lots of fun.
You can run and play in the sun.
When you look out at the field,
You will see a plow,
Then go see a little cow.
You can say “Hi” to everyone that passes,
Then make fun of my Grandpa’s glasses.
At Abbotts’ there is no way you’ll be sad.
When the day is done,
You can tell your mom
How much fun you had.
Your tour guide here is definitely Jim,
And he’ll be sure to tell you
To watch out for the tree limb.
I know it feels like we just said “Hi,”
But now it’s time to say “Good-bye.”
No, just kidding, we have much more time,
And I hope you enjoy this little Rhyme!