Miami County Ohio Visitors Bureau

Johnston Farm and Indian Agency

Taming Ohio’s Frontier

Johnston Farm and Indian Agency

An Ohio Historical Society Site

Born in Ireland in 1775, Colonel John Johnston immigrated with his family to America in 1786. Stand on his land and see how it was in the early 1800’s when he lived there with a large family as a working farmer, a Federal Indian Agent, and as a community leader who facilitated the building of the Miami-Erie canal.

If you step into the parlor it seems as if the family has just walked out for a moment. Perhaps they are in the springhouse, or the barn-which is the oldest log barn in Ohio.

While you are here, learn about the Woodland Indians who made their home in the area we now call Ohio, ride the mule-drawn replica of an 1840’s canal boat with the costumed crew on a restored mile-long segment of the Miami-Erie Canal, and see John Johnston’s shillelagh in the kitchen.

The Johnston Farm and Indian Agency offers a unique opportunity to partake of several cultures in one setting with costumed interpreters, and craft demonstrators combining for a realistic visit to the first half of the 19th century.


April, May, September & October; open hours are Mon-Fri 9am-2pm
June, July & August; open hours are Thurs & Fri 10am-5pm, Sat & Sun, noon-5pm

Closed November through March


Admission: Adults-$8.00
Children 6-12-$4.00
School groups - $3 per student
5 and under-Free
Groups by appointment



9845 North Hardin Road
Piqua, Ohio


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