Tour & Explore at Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge!

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Experience a magical animal haven during a self-guided tour of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge! Upon arriving each group will receive a colorful detailed map of the Refuge grounds. Wander at your own pace through woods and fields meeting rescued goats, sheep, ducks, geese, chickens and turkeys! Guides will be stationed throughout the Refuge to tell you enchanting stories of animal rescue, introducing you to each animal by name. While visiting don’t miss our serene animal memorial, our unique architectural designs, and our quaint gift shop. Please read the Q&A, and then book your tickets below for this exciting experience today! 

The next Tour & Explore date will be Saturday, April 17th, from 11 am – 2 pm (sold out). Arrive any time after 11 am and tour at your own pace, but please note that the Refuge will close to visitors promptly at 2 pm. Please note that you will not receive physical or digital tickets, but we will have a list of ticket holders at check-in.

Q&A:

Can I purchase tickets when I arrive?

No, please purchase your tickets in advance – a limited number of spaces are available for each date.

 

Are there COVID-19 precautions in place?

Yes. All visitors are required to wear a mask while on the premises, including children. The tour will be outdoors, but we still ask that all visitors maintain at least six feet of distance from other visitors who are not in their party. We are limiting the number of visitors in accordance with current regulations for outdoor events. We have hand sanitizer available, as well as restrooms.

 

How do I get there?

We are very close to the intersection of NC-87N and Chicken Bridge Road in Pittsboro, NC. GPS can mislead visitors so please follow our directions here.

 

Where can I park?

Please park along our driveway located at 7404 NC-87N, Pittsboro, NC 27312. There is a white mailbox and a red gate at the entrance.

 

Can I bring animal treats?

We will provide safe treats for you to offer to select animals. Please do not bring any food from home.

 

What should I bring?

During the tour there can be lots of mud, so rubber boots or hiking boots are highly encouraged throughout the year. Remember to bring a water bottle, but please no food. Bring your camera – visitors are encouraged to take photographs throughout the tour and share them on social media!

 

Is this experience good for kids?

Absolutely! Kids of all ages will enjoy walking the grounds and meeting the animal residents.

 

Can I bring my dog on the tour?

No, companion animals of any kind are not permitted on the grounds for safety purposes. We also do not allow companion animals to be left in vehicles. Please leave your pup at home.

 

If it rains will the tour be rescheduled?

We hold our tours rain or shine! Please come dressed appropriately for being outdoors and check the forecast before you leave home. If dangerous weather conditions develop, such as lightning, we will reschedule the tour with an option for you to be reimbursed.

 

How can I become more involved with the Refuge?

We are happily accepting volunteers to help with animal care, cleaning, socializing and other important duties! Learn more about volunteering opportunities: http://piedmontrefuge.org/membership/volunteer/

 

I want to bring a donation – what does the Refuge need?

The Refuge is always in need of monetary donations. You can give a donation via check, cash, or card at our check in/gift shop area. Other items that we always need include paper towels, toilet paper, non-latex disposable gloves, raisins, fresh kale, and any Mrs. Meyers brand cleaning products.

 

What is the accessibility of the Refuge?

Our tours take place on gravel roads, grass pasture, and other terrains, all of which may not be completely wheelchair friendly. If you have accessibility needs, please email us at info@piedmontrefuge.org to make arrangements.

Please email us at info@piedmontrefuge.org or call us at 919-533-4013 if you have any additional questions!