3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

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Visiting Stratford in 2021

With community safety in mind Stratford will offer limited visiting hours for the public.  We also encourage you to check out our 2021 programs under the “Programs & Events” tab.

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Stratford Market Days

The 3rd Saturday of the month (March – December)
9 am – 1pm (on the date you register, you can visit anytime between the hours of 9am and 1pm)
By online registration here>

Please make your reservation online before your visit and to review Stratford’s visitor/Covid guidelines.  During your visit you are welcome to visit the farm animals, tour the garden, hike the trails and visit the pond and prairie.  The Farm Market will be open to purchase you-pick produce in the greenhouse, Stratford maple syrup, Stratford honey, fresh farm eggs, pasture raised meats and hand-made soap.  A suggested donation of $6 per family is appreciated.

Stratford is a no smoking property and and pets are not permitted on the premises. Please follow all posted COVID guidelines.

If your preferred Market Day date is full, email info@stratfordecologicalcenter.org to be put on a wait list.

2021 Farm & Field Trip Days
We invite your class, homeschool group or scout troop or any group of 10 or more children for a guided experience on the farm. Available Fridays by request only. Click here for details>

Self Guided Learning Pod Experience
Bring your group of 10 or less to Stratford’s 236 living classroom to facilitate you learning goals. Click here for details>

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Visitors are welcome to explore the land, hike the 4 miles of nature trails, visit the livestock, tour the gardens and greenhouses, explore the creek, pond, prairie, and swamps of the State Nature Preserve.

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OR: Get the Stratford App!

1.) Go to the App Store on your smart phone
2.) Hit the search button and type in Stratford Ecological Center
3.) Click to download – then you’ll have the SEC logo on your home screen!

Directions to Stratford Ecological Center

Stratford is located just south of the city of Delaware, Ohio – a short distance west of the junction of State Route 23 and State Route 315.

From State Route 315, turn west onto Bunty Station Road and follow for 1 mile (Gabby’s Place, a small carry-out, is at the corner of 315 and Bunty Station Road). At the stop sign, turn north onto Liberty Road. Stratford is a quarter of a mile on the right – watch for our sign! Follow the gravel drive through the woods to the parking lot next to the Education Center.

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