Wheeler Historic Farm Salt Lake City
Where is it at?
Wheeler Historic Farm
6351 South 900 East
Salt Lake City
Tel: 801 264-2241
Where are we going today?
Ever wanted to know what a turn of the century dairy farm would be like? It's your lucky day! Wheeler Historic Farm is just that!
This fun family attraction represents the rural lifestyle that would have been experienced in Salt Lake County from 1980 - 1920. Kids will be taken back in time with the historic demonstrations and exhibits, and they can discover that old time farm lifestyle what was once common for most families - quite different to how you live now we imagine!
There is so much to do for kids at Wheeler Historic Farm! It's a farm, so of course there are animals! From sweet pigs, quacking ducks to happy horses, kids can experience these sweet animals. But remember, this is still a working farm so it's not like a regular petting zoo, so make sure you don't try and feed them otherwise they may think your finger is a carrot!
Hop aboard! It's only Wagon Rides - so sit back and enjoy the 40 acres of natural landscape are you get pulled through Wheeler Woods! These fun rides that depart on the hour and the half hour are always super popular with kids!
Wheeler Historic Farm is historic, so how about some history!
The Victorian home begun construction in 1896, and was resorted into a museum much later. It's still an amazing museum with over 6000 historic artifacts from the 1890s right up to the 1940s, and for the hour long tour you can find out all about the history of the house and the family that once lived there!
There are 75 acres of landscape around the farm, so feel free to walk, jog or ride around the trails. Great family farm fun!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree admission to grounds. $4 for house tours. $2 wagon rides
- ChildrenFree admission to grounds. $3 for house tours. $2 wagon rides.
When can we go?
Dusk til Daw every day.
All year round. Some attractions seasonal.
The farm are happy to offer school tours and field trips! They can accommodate all group types, and they have individually priced tour options. .
They have a farmers market breakfast on Sundays from 9am - all local produce! Of course, you are welcome to bring your own picnic and enjoy it on the lawn! .
All of the produce that you can get at the Farmers Market is great, healthy and fresh produce. You will be amazed at the flavors! .
Any Top Tips?
They offer a fun summer camp for 6 to 10 year olds, where they can spin wool, groom animals, garden, collect eggs and milk cows! A fun experience! .
Doing our bit
The farm have beautifully restored this farm, and want to stay true to what life was like, and what the family would have wanted..
Need a little extra help?
The wagon rides are wheelchair accessible, and the lower level of the house is accessible. .
Can I get one of those?
The Rosebud Country Store is closed between November and April, but you can get some great games, toys, and farm related items! .
They sometimes have fun events so keep and eye out so you don't miss out - especially around the seasonal holidays! .
What people are saying?
by Renae Weder
What a great setting for a wedding. If you have a vision of what you want for your wedding this is the place to hold it. Our daughter wanted a very relaxed, fun celebration with friends and family. We could bring in our own caterer and the price was great. Staff was very helpful.
You do need to plan on setup and take down time.
by Karin Livingston
We enjoyed meandering around this historic property full of shady trees, and especially enjoyed the barn full of old equipment. This is a good start on a historical stop, but they need to get rid of the metal panels in the animal pens, the tall chain link fence around the historical house, and keep the modern ATV's in hiding when not in use. Signage in the planted areas would also be welcome, as would more explanatory signage in general. The main barn roof looked in need of repair and the house needs restoration. We did not have time to take the...Read More
by Aaron Klapheck
Nice place to bring children to learn about farming.
by Stephenie Kozlowski
I love this place!!! I can spend hours here!
by Troy Wixom
Kids love the animals and the new play ground.
by Karin Livingston
We enjoyed meandering around this historic property full of shady trees, and especially enjoyed the barn full of old equipment. This is a good start on a historical stop, but they need to get rid of the metal panels in the animal pens, the tall chain link fence around the historical house, and keep the modern ATV's in hiding when not in use. Signage in the planted areas would also be welcome, as would more explanatory signage in general. The main barn roof looked in need of repair and the house needs restoration. We did not have time to take the fee-based house tour. The store staff were very nice, but the staff working outdoors did not say hello or try to welcome people, and they appeared unkempt and never smiled. Favorite attractions for children seemed to be the horse pen and floating things in the rock-lined irrigation ditch, as well as climbing the ladder to the non-historic tree house. You can also buy "activity" tickets to do things, most notably milking a cow if you are there at the right time. The hay ride in a wood trailer on modern car tires looked popular, but we did not try it. I love my purchase of the turn-of-the-century recipe booklet, and I learned that boxelder trees can be tapped for sap just like their relatives, the maples. We found the antique small-animal treadmill, used for powering appliances and small farm equipment, very unusual.