Where memories are collected
Farmtown Park is the home of the Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage in Stirling, Ontario, which celebrates the culture of rural Ontario and the importance of agriculture and the farmers who provide us with safe, local food.
Find out about cheese and butter making and the development of farm machinery. Walk through Heritage Village, our unique country town from the 1930’s. Visit our one-room school house and explore the Discovery Centre with the amazing collection of toy trucks, tractors and cars. Listen to stories and and watch videos at A Growing Heritage.
We are open May Two-Four Weekend to September 30, 10-4 (last admission at 3). We are accessible and have wheel chairs.
Take a Video Tour
The history of Hastings County and the surrounding area comes alive at Farmtown Park; from the early days of cheese making, through the evolution of farm machinery to the unique Heritage Village, which depicts a typical village of the nineteen thirties and forties.
Take a video tour of Farmtown Park with Roy Bonisteel.
The idea for the Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage was born in 1986 at the International Plowing Match here in Stirling as a way to capture the history of agriculture and rural life in Hastings County. More than thirty years later the ‘agmuseum’ at the Stirling Fair Grounds is an amazing facility showcasing rural life and our living farming heritage. The name Farmtown Park was added in 2012 to reflect all the new developments.