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Experience America’s most famous farm, the 900 acre country estate of Pulitzer Prize winning author, farmer and conservationist, Louis Bromfield. Our Visitor Center is full of interactive displays, and home to the Malabar Farm Gift Shop featuring unique Ohio-made items, Bromfield’s books, farm fresh products, and our homemade fudge. Walk through the barn and visit the animals, ride a farm wagon and tour the home where Hollywood stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married. Stop at the Roadside Farm Market for some fine produce or dine at the Malabar Farm Restaurant featuring delicious meals prepared fresh with local ingredients in an upscale yet comfortable setting.

Malabar Farm offers family friendly events and workshops throughout the year, including the Maple Syrup Festival held each March and the Ohio Heritage days Festival every September.

Admission: House Tour: $5 Adults, $3 Children (6-18), $4.50 Seniors (55+). Wagon Tours: $3 Adults/Children (6-18), $2.70 Seniors (55+). Combo Ticket Prices: $6 Adults, $4 Children (6-18), $5.40 Seniors (55+). Ages under 6 are free for all tours.

Park Office: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm (Year Round). Gift Shop/Visitor’s Center: On days Open (hours vary seasonally) 11:30am-5:30pm. House Tours: (On days offered, offered seasonally) 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm. Wagon Tours: (On days offered, offered seasonally) 1pm & 3pm. Closed Holidays.

Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX

While visiting the park, enjoy the free hiking trails, fishing ponds, Spinning & Weaving Guild demonstrations (Every Monday) and special events throughout the year. In the winter, cross-country skiing trails available.

Farm Tour Times

Memorial Day thru September 30th
Every day (weather permitting)
1 PM & 3 PM

October
Saturday & Sunday Only
(Weather Permitting)
1 PM & 3 PM

November – April
Wagon Tours Not Offered

May
Saturday & Sunday
(Weather Permitting)
1 PM & 3 PM

Farm Tour Fees

$3.00/Person (Ages 6+)
FREE for ages 5 and under
Golden Buckeye Discount Given

Tours are guided and last 45 – 60 minutes. Tours may be canceled due to low numbers and weather conditions. Golf Cart used for groups under five (5).  Call ahead, 419-892-2784, for group (10 or more) reservations.

We are closed most State & National Holidays. Open on Memorial Day , 4th of July , and Labor Day.

House Tour Times

Memorial (Beginning) – Labor Day (Ending)
7 Days A Week
12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM

September 1st – October 31st
Tuesday thru Sunday
12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM

November 1st – April 30th
Saturdays & Sundays
12PM, 2 PM, 4 PM

May 1st – Memorial Day
Tuesday thru Sunday
12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM

Closed Legal Holidays
(Exceptions: Open Memorial Day , 4th of  July and Labor Day)

House Tour Fees

$5.00 per Adult (Ages 18+)
$3.00 per Youth (Ages 6-17)
Free to ages 5 and Under
Golden Buckeye Discount Given

Tour times are subject to change without notice, we reserve the right to cancel tours, limit numbers and change tour times. We suggest that you call ahead (419-892-2784) for current tour times and group (10 or more) reservations.

Malabar Farm State Park grounds are always open to the public free of charge during daylight hours.

House Tours only offered as guided tours

James Whitmore (Brooks) and Clancy Brown (Captain Hadley) were both taken on a personal tour of the Big House at Malabar Farm by local tour guides. You can tour the 32-room home of Louis Bromfield, Pulitzer Prize winning author.  Pugh Cabin, located on the grounds of Malabar Farm State Park, was used as in the opening scene of The Shawshank Redemption.

Visit ShawshankTrail.com for a list of all filming sites.

Experience America’s most famous farm, the 900 acre country estate of Pulitzer Prize winning author, farmer and conservationist, Louis Bromfield. Our Visitor Center is full of interactive displays and home to the Malabar Farm Gift Shop featuring unique Ohio-made items, Bromfield’s books, farm fresh products, and our homemade fudge. Walk through the barn and visit the animals, ride a farm wagon and tour the home where Hollywood stars Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married.

Malabar Farm offers family friendly events throughout the year, including the Maple Syrup Festival held in March and the Ohio Heritage Days Festival the last Saturday and Sunday in September.

GROUP TRAVEL CONTACT:
Lori Morey
419-892-2784 or 419-892-3988
malabar.farm.parks@dnr.state.oh.us

GROUP INFORMATION:
Group tour price: House Tours – $4.50, Wagon Rides – $2.70, Combo – $5.40
Payment policy:
Reservations required:
Open for special hours:
Length of time for tour:
Maximum # of motorcoaches at one time:
Motorcoach parking:
Escort & driver complimentary:
Handicap accessible:
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Located in the woods at Malabar Farm is a log home called the Pugh cabin. Built in the 1940s by a neighbor of Louis Bromfield, the cabin is the perfect retreat for meetings, conferences, receptions, and other gatherings which demand a natural, undisturbed environment. The log home features two enormous fireplaces fashioned from native sandstone, as well as two ornate chandeliers which once graced a bank in Mansfield. As a meeting place, the Pugh Cabin features an air conditioned main room which can accommodate fifty people, a lobby area, a modern kitchen and bath, a roofed porch in the rear, a grill, and outdoor tables for meetings and cookouts with a woodsy flavor.

The Pugh cabin is available for full day rental; 8am-11pm for $150. For rental of the Pugh cabin, the Maple Cabin (overnight), and the Shelter House, you may make online reservations on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website. For more information on other rentals at Malabar Farm, like the barn, please visit http://www.malabarfarm.org/, or call the park office Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm at (419)-892-2784.

MEETING PLANNER CONTACT:

SERVICES & AMENITIES:
Lodging property: Yes, 1 Cabin and Seasonal Primitive Campsites
Restaurant: Nearby
In-house catering: No
External catering permitted: Yes
Wifi Access: No
Projector available: No
A/V Screen: No
Handicap accessible: Yes

TOTAL SPACE/CAPACITY:
# of meeting rooms: 5
Total meeting space (sq.ft.): 1,714
Largest meeting space (sq.ft.): 660

Meeting Room SQ.
FT.
Width By
Length
Theatre
Seating
Classroom
Seating
Banquet
Seating
Reception
Seating
Pugh Cabin N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Main Meeting
Room
660 20 ‘x 33’ 50 30 36 25
Covered Porch 234 13 ‘x 18’ 30 24 24 24
Lobby 324 36 ‘x 9’ N/A 15 N/A 10
Welcome Center 500 N/A 40 25 N/A N/A

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½ pound of free fudge with a purchase of two Combination tours

Malabar Farm State Park

4050 Bromfield Rd.
Lucas, OH 44843

(419)-892-2784

Valid 7 days a week 
11:30 am – 4:00 pm

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

Malabar Barn Dance

Malabar Barn Dance

Join us in continuing a Bromfield tradition as we square and line dance with live music and a caller. Beginners are welcome! Food concessions are available! $2/person donation requested at the door fo...
July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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August 2020

Malabar Barn Dance

Malabar Barn Dance

Join us in continuing a Bromfield tradition as we square and line dance with live music and a caller. Beginners are welcome! Food concessions are available! $2/person donation requested at the door fo...
August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Malabar Night Haunts

Malabar Night Haunts

Dare to Explore the “normal to paranormal” while exploring murders, cemeteries and haunted houses. Enjoy with hot dogs and ‘smores while sharing stories around the campfire ending the ni...
August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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September 2020

Malabar Barn Dance

Malabar Barn Dance

Join us in continuing a Bromfield tradition as we square and line dance with live music and a caller. Beginners are welcome! Food concessions are available! $2/person donation requested at the door fo...
September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on July 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm

October 2020

Malabar Night Haunts

Malabar Night Haunts

Dare to Explore the “normal to paranormal” while exploring murders, cemeteries and haunted houses. Enjoy with hot dogs and ‘smores while sharing stories around the campfire ending the ni...
October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

One event on August 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Malabar Barn Dance

Malabar Barn Dance

Join us in continuing a Bromfield tradition as we square and line dance with live music and a caller. Beginners are welcome! Food concessions are available! $2/person donation requested at the door fo...
October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on August 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on July 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on August 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on October 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm

November 2020

December 2020

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holiday! Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. December 4, 5, 11, & 12      4pm-8pm Dece...
December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Candlelight Holiday Tours

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holiday! Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. December 4, 5, 11, & 12      4pm-8pm Dece...
December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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