Photos courtesy of Robert Pence. See more photos at: http://www.robertpence.com/.
Salomon Farm Park
817 W. Dupont Rd.
Hours: Daily, 6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Salomon Farm Park was launched in 1996 through the generous donation of land by Chris Salomon. Mr. Salomon (now deceased), his daughter Lynn, and Salomon's late wife Maxine had discussed and conceived, perhaps twenty years earlier, the potential of their beautiful landmark farm becoming a historic working farm and park for others to experience. With the assistance and grateful acceptance of the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Department, the Salomon family wishes have come true. Construction on the Learning Center began in 2000 and was completed in 2001. Salomon Farm Camp was introduced in the summer of 2002 and sold out in its first year.
Photos courtesy of: Terry Winicker
The period selected for the operating theme for Salomon Park is the 1930s. This era is a very significant watershed in farm life, as the 1930s represent a lengthy era of similar aspects of agriculture and domestic life. It also is somewhat unique to the "museum" genre as an era with great personal interest to older Americans as well as great opportunities for appeal, education, entertainment, and recreation for younger visitors.
Salomon Farm Park offers many exciting programs and classes for adults and children related to nature.
Check out the upcoming events & programs tab for the seasonal list including Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Celebration, Needle Felting Workshops, Volunteer Orientation, Native Plant Sale & Monarch Waystation Planting, Hammer Heads, Field Trips and more.
Salomon Farm is the perfect location for walking, biking, bird watching and much more. Stop by for a visit and walk/bike along our fully paved 1.7 mile trail. Watch the Fun Times for programs and events. Call 260-427-6008 for more information. Also, join the Maumee Valley Blacksmiths at 9:00 am on the 4th Saturday each month to watch and participate in forging (18 years and up only). Find the blacksmiths in
the forge, just south of the gardens.
Please park in the first gravel parking lot after you enter the park.
817 W. Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Salomon Farm is located on the northern edge of Fort Wayne. From I-69, take the Dupont Road exit (#116) and head west on Dupont Road for 2.7 miles. Salomon Farm Park is on the left (south) side of the road. If you are coming from SR 3, turn east onto Dupont Road. The park is on the right (south) side of the road approximately 1/2 mile from the SR 3 & Dupont Road intersection. Click here for a Park Map.
Events at Salomon
Check out the Upcoming Programs & Events link for information on classes and special events including: Christmas on the Farm, Gardening classes, Nature Lecture Series, Screen Printing class, and Selling Your Homemade Edibles: Understanding the Rules held throughout the year!
Photography at Salomon Farm
Salomon Farm Volunteers
Salomon Farm Park is always looking for volunteers (individuals and groups) to help with activities and events at the Farm. If you are interested in getting involved, call Kellie at 260.427.6005 for more information.