plan your visit
Hercules’ Haven is open for visitors during monthly Open Barn Days and scheduled events. Please check in at the Welcome Center when you arrive.
Dress for success, and by success we mean poop and huge feet. Poop is everywhere, so don’t wear your Sunday best. When escorted into animal enclosures and the barn, wear closed toe shoes. If attending a “creek stomping,” wear water shoes.
Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Guardians must be within “arms reach” children under 12. The Haven is also a smoke free facility. Wash your hands frequently and especially after touching an animal. Please, keep your pets at home when you visit the farm. They can add extra chaos to already busy days.
Approach animals with caution. Slowly approach enclosures. When having a guided experience with horses or goats, always approach from the front. Never approach an animal from the rear. Never chase an animal – they don’t like that.
Your Haven Host will escort you into animal enclosures. Never enter an enclosure without a host.
All our animal residents prefer quiet voices. No one likes to be startled. So shhhhh!
Unless part of a guided activity, please do not feed the animals. Do not approach animals if you possess beverages, food, gum or candy. Do not bring food into the horse pasture, barn or goat enclosure.
Schedule a Group Visit
Do you have a large group wanting to visit the Haven? Perhaps a classroom or daycare wanting to connect with the animals on our farm? Please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in contact shortly.
*Please note: We are currently unable to accommodate all private tour requests. In order to ensure that our small organization can adequately care for our property and our animals, we do request a per-visitor or per-group donation for private tours. The amounts requested vary on group size and activities requested, so please provide as many details as possible in your request so we can help you plan your visit!
Above photo by Kristie Burns.