Carter Historic Farm
18331 Carter Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402

The Carter Historic Farm is a 1930s cultural history museum. The facilities are open for programming and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

The Park grounds are open from 8:00 am until 30 minutes past sunset.

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Life and farming in the 1930s is re-created through interactive programming, displays and special events. Programs include food preservation and canning, farm play, campfires, farm chores, demonstrations, Preschoolers in the Parks (PiPs) programs, Farm Summer Camp and so much more.

This is an excellent and free elementary school field trip location.

The Zimmerman one-room schoolhouse, dated to the 1890s, is located on the Carter property.

Zimmerman One-Room Schoolhouse

In post-Civil War America one-room schoolhouses played an important role in educating the young.  In these schools children were taught arithmetic, reading, spelling and writing.  Situated in independent local school districts, they promoted a democratic ethic and strong American community life.

The Zimmerman School of today is representative of its life from 1892 through 1923.  It is the third school on this site.  A fire took the first wooden school.  The second was moved to make room for the bigger brick building.

The Zimmerman school is open by appointment and for programming purposes.

To schedule a free tour of Carter Historic Farm and Zimmerman one-room schoolhouse (for groups of 8 or more), please contact Historic Farm Specialist Corinne Gordon (419) 601-3653.

About Donating

Thank you for considering a donation to Carter Historic Farm. The Farm’s collection is made up largely of artifacts donated by people like you, and we appreciate your desire to become involved in preserving Wood County history. The staff of Carter Historic Farm are obliged to make sure that every acquisition is meets the needs of the Farm, and that we have the resources to conserve and store donated objects appropriately. For this reason, we cannot accept donations without prior communication and approval. Please contact Historic Farm Specialist Corinne Gordon at (419) 601-3653 or cgordon@wcparks.org with information about the items you wish to donate.