Visit our Sanctuary

Join us for a public or private tour of Heartland to learn more about the work we do, meet our rescued residents and experience the magic of sanctuary.

Public tours

Join us for a sneak peek of our new sanctuary in Stoughton! Now that all of our animals are here, we can’t wait to show you around. And while there is still so much work to do, you can be among the first to visit our rescued residents in their new home.

Public tours of the sanctuary are offered on Saturday afternoons. The first tour starts at 1 pm, and a second tour may be added at 2:30 if the first fills up. Public tours are one hour long and are for ages 5 and up. The fee is $15/person and all guests (including kids 5 and older) must be registered one at a time. During the months of January – April, November and December, our public tour fee is $12/person.

All guests must sign our visitor waiver before arriving at the sanctuary (parents sign on behalf of their children). Find the waiver here.

Please note that public tours are 60 minutes long and involve a lot of walking, talking and manure. 🙂 We want everyone to have a fun, enjoyable and safe experience while visiting the sanctuary, and we’ve found that children do best with appropriate adult support.

Private tours

Heartland Farm Sanctuary’s private tours give you a behind-the-scenes look at sanctuary life. Private tours are 90 minutes long, which gives you extra time to spend with your favorite rescued residents and allows access to certain animal areas not open on public tours. To schedule your private tour, please email with a few dates/times that would work for your tour group. Our private tour fees are dependent on the number of people in your party, and the time of year you schedule your tour. Fees are as follows:

During the months of May—October:

  • Groups of 1-2 = $125
  • Groups of 3-5 = $150
  • Groups of 6-10 = $175
  • Groups of 11-15 = $200

During the months of January—April, November and December:

  • Groups of 1-2 = $100
  • Groups of 3-5 = $125
  • Groups of 6-10 = $150
  • Groups of 11-15 = $175

Cancellation policy: Private tour cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Cancellations made after that time will be considered a tax-deductible donation.

Our new address is 424 US 51 Stoughton, WI 53589

Important notes about visiting us:

  • We are not open for drop-in visitors. All visits to the sanctuary must be scheduled ahead of time, as our staff are busy caring for our rescued animals and running our people programs.
  • All guests must sign our online waiver before arriving at the sanctuary. Parents can sign on behalf of their children. Find the waiver here.
  • If you are feeling ill or are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms (temperature, fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, etc.) PLEASE STAY HOME. You can find Heartland’s updated Covid policies here.
  • Please arrive on time for your scheduled tour time, and follow the signs to park in our large gravel parking lot.
  • Conditions at the sanctuary can be muddy and slippery. Please wear appropriate, close-toed shoes or boots and watch your step!
  • All food and snacks should be left in your vehicle.

Muddy Boots Disclaimer:

Conditions at the barn are sometimes muddy. Wear appropriate (close-toed) shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Long pants are best. You may want to bring along a filled water bottle for hot days. Tours are held rain or shine!

Feel like bringing a little something?

We always need paper towel, cans of pumpkin, sliced bread, 55-gallon trash bags & more! Check out our full Sanctuary Wish List here. Thank you!​

Change Lives With Your Gift

Your tax-deductible donation to Heartland Farm Sanctuary allows us to care for farm animals in need and operate our unique people programs that inspire compassion for all beings.

Heartland is hiring for multiple positions, from animal care to content creator to therapists/social workers. Now's the time to join our compassionate team!

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Your gift - of any amount - helps us provide care for farm animals in need and operate our unique people programs that inspire compassion for all.