address

1510 Wagner Rd.
Glenview, IL 60026

contact hours

Heritage Center
Daily | 10 am – 4 pm
Grounds open daily, dawn – dusk

Play, explore and learn on the farm!

  • Collect eggs, step inside a two-story silo, and browse a 1930s grocery story while exploring the interactive exhibits in the Heritage Center
  • Dig in a sandbox, swing on a tire, and learn as you play at the Ag Adventure area, a unique hybrid between a traditional playground and an interactive agricultural education exhibit
  • Observe livestock and poultry in pastures, sheds, and coops
  • Learn about the seasonality of produce and crops by discovering what’s growing on the farm
  • Visit the 1920s farmhouse and help out with the domestic chores (days and hours vary throughout the year)
  • Participate in a guided program
  • Attend a special event
  • Shop the Glenview Farmers Market each Saturday from June – October

Take the Farm home with you, or consider a unique, local gift for a loved one! The Farm offers sale of fresh produce, eggs, cakes, pies, and other food products that are produced onsite. We have limited quantities of these kind of items, and seasonal availability. To learn about what products are currently available, please call our gift shop.

Historic Wagner Farm sits on 18.6 acres of land and is one of the few remaining farms in north suburban Cook County. It was once part of a larger farm owned by the Wagner family, who worked the land until the last surviving member, Rose Wagner, died in 1997.

Following Rose’s death, a group of local citizens approached the Glenview Park District and asked its leaders to buy and preserve the property. In 1998, Glenview residents affirmed their commitment to this proposal when they voted to pass a referendum allowing the Park District to purchase the property. The Park District, assisted by representatives from the community, then embarked on a master planning process to set guidelines regarding the future uses and development of the farm.

Today, Historic Wagner Farm represents one of the historic and educational jewels of the North Shore community. Through programming, partnerships, and daily activities, Historic Wagner Farm provides opportunities for visitors to learn about local agriculture, both past and present.

Birthday Party Packages

Party ’til the cows come home with our special farm-themed birthday celebrations. Birthday parties book up fast, so don’t delay!
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Heritage Center Rental

In search of a venue for your next event, one your guests won’t stop talking about for months? Historic Wagner Farm’s award-winning Heritage Center is the place.
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Animal Interactions

For their health and safety, feeding the animals is prohibited. The farm is not a petting zoo and we discourage visitors from trying to touch animals through their enclosures for your own protection. Please check our program offerings and events for opportunities to interact with the animals in a safe, supervised way.

Photo/Video Permits

Due to the historic nature of Wagner Farm as well as active farming operations, the Glenview Park District has adopted specific policies governing still and video photography. Filming and photography permits are now required for any commercial filming and photography including family portraits, wedding photography, any film that will be used in the production of any marketing materials, public service announcements, documentaries, training films, commercials, television films, or series, student films, feature films, or commercial art. Permit fees for professional portraits and candids is $50 per hour plus a refundable security deposit. For more rates, information, and to obtain the required permit, contact wfparties@glenviewparks.org or call 224-521-2202.

Dog Policy

No dogs allowed onsite. Service animals trained to assist a person with a disability are welcome at Historic Wagner Farm. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted on the property.

Accessibility

Historic Wagner Farm continually works to make the Farm more accessible and welcoming to all visitors. If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact us at 847-657-1506.

Mobility
The Heritage Center and much of the grounds are accessible to visitors who may use mobility assistance devices. Our pathways are a mix of paved and crushed limestone surfaces with gradual slopes. The Ag Adventure Playscape has a rubberized surface and is accessed via a paved sidewalk.

Visitors may be dropped off at the north side of the farm for easier access to the Heritage Center by car. Additionally, there are two handicapped parking spots available on the north side of the building.

The Historic Farmhouse is not wheelchair accessible and may be hard for people with mobility assistance devices to navigate.

Multi-Senses Opportunities
The sensory garden (located just north of the Ag Adventure area) provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the farm using a variety of senses. Visitors are encouraged to look, touch, smell, listen, and even taste in this space.

Neurodiversity
The sounds, sights, and smells on the farm can be overwhelming for some visitors. The representative at the front desk in the Heritage Center may be able to help find a quiet space for visitors.

sweets & treats ice cream parlor

Located inside the Heritage Center is a charming ice cream parlor serving delicious scoops of Homer’s Ice Cream during the summer months.

Historic Wagner Farm

Kendra Strubhart

Program Manager

224-521-2189 kendra.strubhart@glenviewparks.org

Blake Lanphier

Farm Manager

224-521-2191 blake.lanphier@glenviewparks.org