The Andalusia farm complex is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays,
Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment seven days a week. There is no admission fee; however, we do suggest a $5 donation per person, which is most appreciated. Andalusia is closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day (January 1)
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Independence Day (July 4)
Christmas Day (December 25)
Our general approach to tours at Andalusia is to provide a short introduction, and then we allow our visitors to guide their experience, based on their own level of interest and knowledge of O'Connor and her work. We try to engage our visitors in conversation, driven by their questions primarily, to ensure that they have a memorable and enriching experience at the farm. Tours of the areas outside the main house are completely self-guided.
Visitors will see the main house, including O’Connor’s room, the dining room, kitchen, sitting room, and an upstairs guest bedroom. There is also a gift shop in the main house featuring several unique souvenirs along with books by O’Connor and about her work. Visitors are encouraged to walk around the farm complex to see the dairy workers’ house, the barns, water tower, old pump house, the milk-processing shed, and several other outbuildings. Visitors may also stroll around the pond or take a walk on Lower Tobler Creek Trail, all part of the Dr. Bernard Cline Outdoor Learning Center at Andalusia. Field trip tours can be arranged by calling 478-454-4029 or by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dogs are permitted on the outside the structures at Andalusia, but they must remain on a leash at all times. We do ask that visitors keep their dogs away from the peafowl aviary -- they tend to frighten the birds. Smoking is strictly prohibited anywhere on the property at Andalusia -- thank you for your cooperation.
From one of our Friends of Andalusia:
"In the late 1980's when we first attempted to visit Andalusia the entrance was blocked with a metal bar gate, and ominous "NO TRESPASSING" signs were everywhere. We could only stare wistfully down the winding drive imagining what we were missing. Now, thanks to the Foundation, we are able to visit every year and see firsthand the transformations that are continually taking place. Andalusia was, in a way, Flannery O'Connor's muse, the place where her genius flourished and made possible the stories that have inspired, awed and made us laugh out loud. It is our pleasure to support the Foundation in restoring this invaluable property." Becky and Lewis Browning -- Evansville, IN