Visiting the Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum

What to Know Before You Go

Visitors stand outside the Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum


We want you to have the best experience while visiting the NC State Dairy Farm. We’ve put together a few tips that will ensure safety, comfort — and fun!

  • Wear proper clothing for the weather.
  • Wear sneakers or closed-toed shoes as you will be walking on rough, uneven terrain. We will provide shoe covers to prevent contamination.
  • We operate a bio-secure farm and ask that no one touch the animals so that diseases are not transmitted to and from the animals. 
  • If you have been outside of the U.S. in the past two weeks, please advise us before you arrive.
  • Please be quiet during the farm tour. Our cows are accustomed to people; however, they can be startled by loud noises. 
  • This is an operating dairy farm with machines in use. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and do not leave your group.
  • The farm can smell differently at times. If you can’t tolerate the smell, notify a tour guide and they will escort you back to the museum.
  • You must wash your hands after the tour. Bathrooms are available in the museum.
  • Listen actively to your tour guide at all times.
  • Ask questions. We encourage questions to help you better understand where your dairy products come from.