The Farm

Experience The Farm at The Schiele!

Sponsored by Gaston County Farm Bureau, Inc., The Farm is open for visitors to explore.

For thousands of years, humans have nurtured crops and relied on animals for assistance, transportation, food, clothing, companionship, and recreation. All of the plants and animals found on our farms were once wild, and the story of their domestication is part of the history of our civilization. Farming has changed dramatically over time in the Piedmont, and The Farm experience explores the natural, ever-changing relationships between people, plants, and animals on our local farms across the history of our region.

  • New and expanded gardens to showcase a variety of plants and growing techniques.
  • Agricultural equipment past and present, to demonstrate how technology on the farm has changed over time.
  • A milking cow and other activities for hands-on learning.
  • Live animals! Visit with chickens, goats, pigs, sheep, bunnies, bees, a turkey, and miniature Hereford steer.

$3 per person ages 4 years+


The Farm may occasionally be closed to the public for educational programs or events. Call 704.866.6900 to confirm exhibit availability. Dogs are not permitted within The Farm.