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Malabar Farm State Park

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 until October 1st
Every day (weather permitting)
1 PM & 3 PM

October
Saturday & Sunday
(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 State & National Holidays including Easter & 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 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.

Haunted Mansfield

General Scoop & History:  Experience America’s most famous farm, the 900-acre country estate of Pulitzer Prize winning author, farmer, and conservationist Louis Bromfield. The Visitor Center is full of interactive displays, and home of unique Ohio-made items, Bromfield’s books, farm fresh
products, and homemade fudge.  See farm animals in the barn, 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 fine produce or dine at the Malabar Farm Restaurant featuring delicious meals prepared with an upscale yet comfortable setting.

Night Haunts at Malabar Farm:  May 5, June 30, July 28, August 25, 2018. Come enjoy an evening from the normal to the paranormal at Malabar Farm State Park. The program starts at 8:00 p.m. and lasts till 11:45 p.m. The evening will begin with the haunted stories of Malabar Farm. The group will then ride on a covered wagon through the evening to the famous Ceely Rose. In 1896, Ceely Rose murdered her entire family inside of this little Pleasant Valley home.  The night concludes with a rare candlelight tour of the Bromfield Mansion where haunted stories will be told. 25-30 people so register soon to insure your spot. $30.00 p/p. 419-892-2784.  (Night Haunts are not paranormal investigations).

Haunted Testimonials & Tidbits:  A visitor who was from the Philippines and who had never been to the US and knew nothing about Malabar, visited the Big House. Upon entering one of the upstairs bedrooms that had belonged to Ann the eldest Bromfield daughter, said the hair on the back of her neck stood up and she did not want to go into that room. Many visitors have had the same experience in that area of the house.

A photo was taken by one of our employees while trying out his new camera one summer evening. Much to his surprise upon scanning through the pictures the next day there was a ghostly figure of one of Bromfield’s many boxer dogs. Others have felt and heard dogs in the house. One visitor actually felt a dog sniffing her, and this was before she knew Bromfield had dogs.

Ghostly sightings have been reported by workers and visitors of the historic farm. Tales of flickering lights and appearances by Mr. Bromfield in the big house intrigue ghost hunters.

What to Expect: A general tour of the Malabar Farm home will be given to participants and known hotspots and paranormal occurrences will be pointed out. Guests are then welcome to proceed with their paranormal investigation.

Seen On: SyFy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” in February 2014.

Hours, Pricing & Contact:  Paranormal Investigations are $400/hour with a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 participants. Investigations will be permitted between 8pm and 2am. All investigations must be done under Park Staff Supervision. Individuals/groups can organize a private investigation by calling Joe James, Paranormal Investigator, at 419-295-5002 or paranormalace@ymail.com.

Visit HauntedMansfield.com for information on all Haunted sites.

Groups

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 Malabar Farm Restaurant featuring delicious meals prepared fresh with local ingredients in an upscale yet comfortable setting.

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.

Contact
Siera Marth
4050 Bromfield Rd.
Lucas, OH 44843
419892-2784 or 419-892-3988
www.malabarfarm.org
malabar.farm.parks@dnr.state.oh.us

House Tours: $4.50 p/p
Wagon Rides: $2.70 p/p
Hour and Wagon combo: $5.40 p/p

Meeting Facilities

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 between 8am and 11pm year-round. RESERVATIONS may be made by calling the park office Monday-Friday, (8am-5pm) at (419)-892-2784. AM rental: 8am – 3pm. PM rental: 4pm-11pm. All day rental; 8am-11pm

Amenities: Credit Cards Accepted

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

 

 

Largest Meeting Room:
660 Sq. Feet

Total Meeting Space:
1714 Sq. Feet

Dinner Seating Capacity:
50

Theater Style Seating Capacity:
50

Hotel Rooms Available:
No overnight accomodations

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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

September 2018

October 2018

Haunting at the Harvest

Haunting at the Harvest

New Event at Malabar Farm State Park!! Guests will experience a haunted hay-ride and hike around the harvest fields of Malabar! Families can also find fun-fall activities! Food Concession Available. ...
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:00pm

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until October 20, 2018

Haunting at the Harvest

Haunting at the Harvest

New Event at Malabar Farm State Park!! Guests will experience a haunted hay-ride and hike around the harvest fields of Malabar! Families can also find fun-fall activities! Food Concession Available. ...
October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:00pm

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until October 20, 2018

Haunting at the Harvest

Haunting at the Harvest

New Event at Malabar Farm State Park!! Guests will experience a haunted hay-ride and hike around the harvest fields of Malabar! Families can also find fun-fall activities! Food Concession Available. ...
October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 21, 2018 at 12:00pm

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until October 20, 2018

November 2018

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holidays! Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. 2018 Dates: Nov. 30 – 5:00-9:00pm Dec. 1...
November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holidays! Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. 2018 Dates: Nov. 30 – 5:00-9:00pm Dec. 1...
November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 5:00pm

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holidays! Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. 2018 Dates: Nov. 30 – 5:00-9:00pm Dec. 1...
November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 5:00pm

December 2018

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holidays! Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. 2018 Dates: Nov. 30 – 5:00-9:00pm Dec. 1...
December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 5:00pm

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holidays! Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. 2018 Dates: Nov. 30 – 5:00-9:00pm Dec. 1...
December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 12:00pm

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holidays! Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. 2018 Dates: Nov. 30 – 5:00-9:00pm Dec. 1...
December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 5:00pm

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Tour Louis Bromfield’s Big House all decked out for the Holidays! Enjoy freshly baked cookies and hot cider; you may even see Santa Claus himself. 2018 Dates: Nov. 30 – 5:00-9:00pm Dec. 1...
December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 1, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 7, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 8, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on December 2, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on December 9, 2018 at 5:00pm

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