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Visit the Sanctuary 

Through public and private events, we’re able to raise money for the continued care of our residents, provide educational opportunities, and help others in need. We are not open to the public; however, we offer guided tours throughout the year. Check our Upcoming Events Schedule below for these dates.


Private tours for small groups may also be scheduled by appointment only.


Guided Tours

Bring your friends and family for a guided tour of the sanctuary. Meet our residents, hear their stories, and see how we care for them on a daily basis.

Please understand the sanctuary is a forever home for our residents. This is the place where they live and feel safe. Many residents have special needs, come from traumatic situations, or just do not like to be touched. This is not a petting zoo but a place where we respect their space and treat them with kindness. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 


After your visit, shop the Sanctuary Store for HHFS merch and souvenirs. 100% of profits go towards the continued support of our residents and sanctuary grounds. 

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Private Tours & Events

We offer private tours for small groups by appointment only.  We also welcome small, private events such as parties, corporate retreats, and intimate weddings. These events include a sanctuary tour, animal meet n’ greets, access to portable toilet/wash facilities, and trash cans for cleanup.

As a sanctuary, we put our residents first. That’s why we require that any food brought onto the grounds must be vegetarian or plant based.  For an additional charge, we can also assist in arranging catered food and beverages. 

As a safety precaution for our residents, all celebratory decorations must be approved prior to your event to avoid the possibility of debris getting into the animal areas.

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Is the sanctuary open to the public outside of scheduled events? 

  • No. Outside of scheduled events and booked tours, HHFS is a private sanctuary where animals coming from situations of neglect or abuse are able to live peacefully.

Is there a fee for tours or events?

  • Yes. Fees are based on the number of guests, event type, and time on the grounds. All fees go directly to supporting the residents and furthering the sanctuary’s efforts.

What should I wear?

  • Wear comfy clothes and old, closed-toe shoes. You might get dirty!

Can I feed the animals?

  • Of course! We have plenty of sanctuary-approved snacks available for you to feed the animals. Do not feed the animals your own food.

Are there restrooms?

  • There is a portable toilet and handwashing station available for guest use.

Where are you located?

  • Our sanctuary is located in the beautiful river country outside of Oregon, Illinois - about 1.5 hours from the Chicago NW suburbs or Madison WI, and 1 hour from Clinton IA.

Make A Donation

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Harmony Hill Farm relies entirely on the support of donors and volunteers. Whether you’re booking a private tour, attending our public events, shopping our resident-themed merchandise, or making a monetary donation, there are endless ways to support our cause.

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