FAQ

How do I become a Friend of the Farm and what do Friends get?

Friends receive discounts to many MHF events, including Camp Wetu, and are welcome to visit the Farm when we are closed to the public. As a nonprofit, MHF depends on generous friends for financial support. We ask our visitors to become Friends to help us maintain this special 127-acre Farm for our children and grandchildren.

 

How can I contact you with questions or to reserve an Inn room or book an event?

First, check out this page on our website. If you still have questions, email is the best way to reach us. We get so many calls and emails that visiting our website often is the fastest way to find answers you need.

For your convenience, feel free to use our website to reserve Inn rooms and send us an email or call 401.254.1745 if you have questions about the Inn at Mt. Hope Farm.

You can also find us on Facebook and sign up for newsletter updates to alert you to changes, additions, special events, etc.

 

Do we need tickets and what are your hours?

MHF permits visitors daily from opening at 9:00am until dusk, except for occasions when the Farm is closed to the public or when the weather causes a safety hazard.

When a private event is being held at the Barn, Governor Bradford House or Cove Cabin, that location is closed to all except event guests. After dusk, only Friends of Farm and Inn guests are permitted on the property.

Tickets are required to attend special events and may be purchased on our website.

 

Where do I park?

Please park only in marked locations. Cars are not permitted beyond the gate by the Governor Bradford House or past the parking lot on the South Field.

In the winter, the Farm will be closed to the public before, during and immediately following a snowstorm to allow our staff to safely handle snow removal.

We have a large field for you to park in. Although we do not expect your car to get stuck, if you do for whatever reason, you will be responsible for calling and paying for towing.

 

May I bring food or picnic on the property?

Friends of the Farm are welcome to picnic at the Farm during daylight hours. Feel free to bring your own food, but no alcohol, please.

Situated on the ancient lands of the Pokanoket Tribe of the Wampanoag Nation, Mt. Hope Farm is on the National Register of Historic Places. Please be respectful of this treasured property and remove all your trash. Picnics are not permitted when a MHF event is being held and all picnics must be over by dusk.

 

Are you handicap-accessible?

This is a working farm with animals, gardens, shrubs, stonewalls, fences, trees, pastures, meadows, woods, marshes, ponds, streams, and rocky shores along Mt. Hope Bay. Although we are accessible, it is not always easy to maneuver. The farm is not paved, it can be uneven, and muddy if wet.

If you are attending an event and someone in your party requires special assistance, please inform the parking attendant at the main entrance and they will be happy to help you.

 

What is your pet policy?

Well-behaved dogs accompanied by their owners are permitted on the property during daylight hours, provided they are leashed. We cherish our goats, sheep, donkeys, chickens and pheasants, as well as the wildlife that that we protect on our 127-acre farm. Please do not walk your dog near our animal pens or fields containing animals.

We ask dog walkers to pick up and remove any dog leavings. Mutt Mitts and trash bins are provided for your convenience.

Mt. Hope Farm reserves to the right to ask any person walking a dog off leash, or otherwise disobeying the rules, to leave.

 

How do I reach you if I have other questions?

Please feel free to email us at info@mounthopefarm.org