Maple Farm Animal Sanctuary - Mendon MASS
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Maple Farm Sanctuary is open for tour season!

MFS welcomes visitors for public, private and group tours. Visitors interact with many of the animal residents while learning about their stories and the history and mission of the sanctuary.

Important Note: For the safety of the public and our animal residents, we do not allow walk-in visitors. All visitors to the sanctuary must register for a public, group or private tour in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Public Tours

We run public tours on most weekends in May-October. You must purchase tickets in advance to reserve your space on a tour (tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children, and ticket purchases support the care of the animals at the sanctuary). There are a limited number of spaces for each tour, and tours usually become fully booked a week or more in advance. Please see our ticket forms:

Public tours are held rain or shine! We rarely cancel a tour - only in the case of an extreme weather event. You will be notified by email if this occurs and can receive a refund or choose an alternate tour date.

All tour participants are required to sign a waiver for liability purposes. If possible, please print and fill out your waiver beforehand and bring it with you to the tour.

Email if you have any questions about MFS tours.

Group & Private Tours

Please contact for information about planning a group or private tour.

What to expect when visiting Maple Farm Sanctuary

Visiting an animal sanctuary can be a profound experience for many people. Interacting with animals typically seen as food can be life changing. Often visitors leave with a new perspective and respect for our animal friends. The sanctuary is quite different from a zoo. It is home for the animals, a place for them to feel safe and be cared for. We ask that all visitors treat the animals with respect and courtesy.

Please wear appropriate clothing for being outdoors and proper footwear for being among farm animals. The barn floors are cleaned daily, but the animals leave "presents" whenever they need to!

For the safety of our animals and yours, companion animals are not allowed at Maple Farm Sanctuary. Please do not leave companion animals inside your vehicle as temperatures can reach dangerous levels quickly, even with windows open.