Malabar Farm State Park

Malabar Farm is located in the heart of Ohio, surrounded by the rolling hills of Lucas. This farm has a rich agricultural legacy coupled with literary history. Coming here gives you a unique look into the life and legacy of Louis Bromfield, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and innovative farmer whose vision of sustainable agriculture was ahead of its time. Visiting this farm is just the beginning of what you can experience here! For even more ideas for the perfect Ohio getaway, be sure to request our Vacation Guide! Inside, you’ll find all of the best activities and attractions to enjoy. Now, let’s explore this iconic landmark!

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Journey Through History

Established in the late 1930s, Malabar Farm is a monument to Bromfield’s commitment to land conservation and sustainable farming.
Here, in the fertile fields of Lucas, Ohio, he mixed his writing skills with his interest in farming, creating a homestead that became famous worldwide. It was here that his ideas for new farming methods took flight.

Louis Bromfield

Bromfield was not just a bestselling novelist; he was an environmentalist. His pioneering work in organic farming and soil conservation was ahead of its time. He advocated for farming practices that are widely embraced in today’s modern world.

Visiting Hours and Location

You’re welcome to visit Malabar Farm State Park year-round. Come to 4050 Bromfield Road in Lucas. The visiting hours are from 6 am – 10 pm. The visitor center is open year-round, from 9 am-5 pm. Stop by the gift shop from April to December. Here, you can purchase homemade Malabar Farm products, souvenirs, snacks, and books from Louis Bromfield.

A Famous Wedding Venue

Malabar Farm graced the headlines as the wedding venue for silver-screen legends Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, adding a touch of Hollywood glamour to its rustic charm. The couple were united in matrimony by the double staircase in the Big House, and Louis Bromfield himself was Humphrey’s best man!

Educational Exhibits

Exhibits and tours at the farm detail his contributions to agriculture and literature. These showcase the evolution of farming, the importance of sustainability, and the beauty of living in harmony with nature. From the Soil to the Table, one of the farm’s exhibits summarizes Bromfield’s philosophy of holistic farming and being a responsible land steward.

Living Legacy

The stewardship of Malabar Farm has been passed on to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, ensuring that Bromfield’s legacy of ecological farming and his literary contributions continue to educate and inspire generations to come.

Seasonal Delights

The farm’s Maple Syrup Festival in March, Spring and summer wellness, birdwatching walks, and October’s spooky hikes are just a few highlights of the year-round festivities that celebrate the seasons and bring the community together.

Discovering Malabar Farm

Malabar Farm is where past and present merge, where the future of sustainable living is laid out before your eyes. Connect with the land and learn about the innovative spirit that continues to guide modern farming.

Experience the Charm of Malabar Farm

After a day of exploration at Malabar Farm, let the coziness of White Oak Inn welcome you home. Just a scenic drive away from Malabar Farm, White Oak Inn offers the perfect setting to unwind and reflect on your time learning about the visionary mind of Louis Bromfield. Browse our accommodations and find the perfect retreat! Looking for more, enhance your stay with one of our packages or add-ons. We can’t wait to welcome you to Ohio!

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