1495 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD 21921
(410) 398–1349 -- (800) 684–3000

Educational Tours at Milburn Orchards

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Fall Tours are available Monday-Friday, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm, and by reservation only.

Now with Online Reservations! Click the link at the bottom of this page to schedule your tour now. You may start booking fall tours starting in early June. You will need a Visa or Mastercard credit card to schedule your tour even if you are choosing not to pre-pay by credit card. There will be a $25 cancellation fee charged to the credit card if you are booked and decide to cancel…so be sure of your date and time! We will be happy to do a re-scheduling for you at no charge.

2008-05-06 21.36.30_previewABOUT OUR TOURS

Group tours will be introduced to specific information about the growth of apple trees and the importance of farm animals. If there are any concepts or ideas you would like to have mentioned, please let us know. We’ll be happy to include this along with the tour. Our goal is to provide a memorable experience as well as an educational opportunity for you and your students/group participants. We can even adjust your tour according to the age of your group! Want to schedule an all adult tour or a tour for a special needs group? No problem! Just let us know ahead of time so we are ready for you when you get here!

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Tours are $6 per person ages 3 and up. One adult is free per 20 children, and ages 2 and under are free. There is a 15 paying person minimum (or $90). We staff your tour by the group size you enter during your reservation, so any more than a 5 person difference can impact the staffing. If you have changes in your numbers of more than 5 persons, please contact us within 48 hours of your tour so we can ensure the best experience possible.

For public schools, all adults and children should be included in your count. If you have many special needs persons with paraprofessionals, please contact one of our Event Coordinators at events@milburnorchards.com for approval and exclusions at the time of booking. Also, If you are NOT a public or private school, a $90 deposit will be due at time of reservation with a credit card. This includes child care centers, moms clubs, etc.


Cancellation Policy

There is a flat $25 cancellation fee once your reservation has been confirmed. Note to Schools: if you cancel your reservation without re-scheduling, you/your school will be responsible for the cancellation fee. If we cancel your tour due to inclement weather, there will be no cancellation fee. Otherwise, the full amount will be due for a same day cancellation. There will also be no refunds for “no shows”.

Tours are different according to the season, but fall tours include:

  • A Hayride through the beautiful orchards
  • A Tour of Packing House and Equipment
    (where our apples are washed, sorted, and packaged)
  • Demonstration of an apple picking bucket
  • Chilling walk through our gigantic Cold Storage
  • Walk through the farm market
  • Packing house on the School Tour at Milburn Orchards, Elkton, MarylandStroll through the Pumpkin House
  • Brief stop at The Johnny Appleseed Schoolhouse
    (Johnny Appleseed Tutorial)
  • Pick out an apple and a munchkin gourd for your “Goodie” bag! (Summer tours receive a free small cup of ice cream instead)
  • Visit to the Barnyard Buddies
  • Includes one free gallon of cider and pumpkin (if harvested) per group.
  • Your group is welcome to bring bagged lunches and use our picnic areas after the tour to play in the FarmYard Playground, visit our Gift & Souvenir Barn, or simply allow extra time to browse the farm market. We also have an Ice Cream & Lunch Deck with a picnic area.

22448503_771534969699289_2567273099382949807_nPlease have each child wear an identification tag which includes their name and the name of the school. Stress the importance of dressing properly. They may need to wear boots or coats, depending on the weather.

IMPORTANT: Be sure the bus driver knows how to get here. There is a map for viewing, or you can print out our “Directions” page for the drivers. All vehicles are required to park in the designated tour parking area, NOT the farm market parking lot.  For School and Group Tour Parking, please use the entrance 4 driveways north of the Market on the same side of Appleton Rd.  It is marked with signs and a scarecrow, and is the safest, most convenient parking for all tour participants.  Upon arrival please have your group’s organizer check in at the Tour Booth, located in the Tour Parking Area.


Schedule Your Group Tour Now!

We’re happy to help! An Event Coordinator is available to answer questions and address concerns by calling 410-398-1349, Monday through Friday afternoons, or via email; events@milburnorchards.com.


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– Remember, all tours are by reservations only. –

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