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Wolf Sanctuary of PA offers guided educational tours to view the wolves and learn about gray wolf conservation and biology. The only way to visit Wolf Sanctuary of PA is by visiting for a guided tour or event. All tours require a reservation. 

During a guided tour, our knowledgeable and passionate volunteer tour guides lead you through the sanctuary to get a glimpse at the hidden lives of wolves and to introduce you to the unique personalities of the rescues who call the sanctuary home. We open availability for Private Tours on the 1st of each month when our tour guide schedules become available. Public Tour availability is opened to minimum capacity at the beginning of the year, then additional availability is added on the 1st of each month if we have additional guides available. 

The Gift Shop is open during tour ours or by appointment. Items from the Gift Shop can be ordered through our online gift shop or by contacting us.  All proceeds from tours and gift shop sales also directly benefit the wolves.

Important Guidelines

  • Please wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather. Tours and events are held outside and the walking trails are natural rocks, grass, and dirt. There is one moderately steep hill halfway through the tour. The tour is held rain, snow, or shine. Check our facebook page for extreme weather cancellations.
  • Pets are not permitted on the property
  • Smoking is only permitted in designated areas
  • Alcohol is not permitted on the property
  • Running is not permitted on the property
  • Video recording is prohibited.
  • Photographs are permitted but lenses must be no longer than 5 inches in length for most tours. Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not permitted.

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Limited availability for the Public Tour is opened at the beginning of the year and sells out quickly. If a tour date says “sold out” check back at 10AM on the 1st of each month – once we know our volunteer tour guide schedules we typically are able to add more availability.

Learn more about our different tour options

Guided Public Tour (Advanced Booking Required)

Public Tours are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays by reservation. Check our booking calendar for availability.
During the Public Tours, guides lead guests around to several of the packs, providing information about the wolves here as well as information about their biology and conservation. The pace of the tour is set by the guide, and all visitors must stay with their group at all times.

Advanced booking required. If online booking is full, check back on the 1st of the month as we may have more spaces becoming available at that time once we know our volunteer tour guide schedules. Guests of Speedwell Forge B&B, please reserve your Weekday Public Tour through your Innkeeper. 

  • WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10AM Year round, Saturdays and Sundays 10AM May through September, 12PM October through April
  • COST: $25 adults; $17.50 children age 11 and younger; $20 seniors age 63 and older
  • DURATION: Tours last approximately 1-1.5 hours
  • TOUR SIZE: Each Tour Guide takes approximately 30 individuals for the tour, the overall total that we can accommodate each day depends on the number of guides available.
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Wolf Awareness Day – October 26, 2024

Advanced booking optional. Book ahead or pay on arrival.

  • WHEN: Saturday October 26, 2024, 11AM – 2PM
  • COST: $20 adults ages 12+; $15 children age 4-11; Infants and Toddlers 0-3 free
  • EVENT FEATURES: Self-guided wolf tours, pumpkin painting, live music, food trucks, educational games and activities and more! 
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Private Tours (Advanced Booking Required)   

Private Tours offer an opportunity to view all of the wolves at the sanctuary.

Your guide will lead you around the entire sanctuary to view all of the wolves. They will stop for a few moments at each pack to introduce them and provide information on conservation and biology.

Advanced Booking Required. Private Tour availability is released on the 1st of each month. If online booking is full, check back at the beginning of each month as we may have more spaces becoming available at that time once we know our volunteer guide schedules.

  • WHEN: Private Tours are scheduled Saturdays and Sundays in the morning or early afternoon, and Mondays and Fridays at 10AM.  Check our booking calendar for availability.
  • COST: $45 per person
  • DURATION: Lasts approximately 2 hours
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Full Moon Fundraiser (Advanced Booking Recommended)

Our Full Moon Fundraisers are a bit different. This is our only age-restricted event – visitors must be 16 or older with proof of age to attend. The event features a roaring bonfire (weather permitting) and educational tours. Along the tour route, guides provide information on the wolves at the sanctuary as well as facts and information about wolf conservation and biology. Bring a blanket, a flashlight, a chair, maybe something warm to drink (non-alcoholic beverages only). Reservations recommended. Plan to arrive at 7:00 PM, gates close promptly at 7:15 P.M. and the tours start at 7:30 P.M. We hope you will come. We always have fun, and it’s always about the wolves.

  • WHEN: see below for the Full Moon schedule
  • COST: $35 per person (age 16 and older only)
  • DURATION: Approx 1.5 – 2.5 hours

Advanced Booking Recommended. If online booking is full, check back on the 1st of each month as we may have more spaces becoming available at that time once we know our volunteer guide schedules. 

We recommend visitors bring the following:

  • The tour is held rain, snow, or shine, so dress accordingly. Check our facebook page for extreme weather cancellations. PLEASE wear good walking shoes.
  • Please bring water or non-alcoholic beverages to stay hydrated, especially on warm days. Alcohol is not permitted.
  • During Full Moon Fundraisers, you may bring chairs, blankets, non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks
  • Bring a flashlight as the tour will take place in the evening with limited light availability and you will be walking on uneven ground. Please avoid shining lights directly towards the wolves.
  • For teens and young adults visiting for the Full Moon Event, please bring proof of age – guests must be 16 or older for admission.
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2024 Full Moon Dates

  • January 27, 2024 — Wolf Moon (weather pending)
  • February 24, 2024 — Snow Moon (weather pending)
  • March 23, 2024 — Worm Moon
  • April 20, 2024 — Pink Moon
  • May 25, 2024 — Flower Moon
  • June 22, 2024 — Strawberry Moon
  • July 20, 2024 — Buck Moon
  • August 17, 2024 — Sturgeon Moon
  • September 14, 2024 — Harvest Moon
  • October 19, 2024 — Hunter’s Moon
  • November 16, 2024 — Beaver Moon
  • December 14, 2024 — Cold Moon

Frequently Asked Questions

At this time, all Public and Private Tours require advanced booking, whereas Full Moon Fundraisers and Special Events do not require advanced booking (it is optional).

For Public and Private Tours, you can book online, or contact us to place the reservation. If the tour is booked full online, check back at 10AM on the 1st of each month as our availability is updated at that time when we receive our volunteer tour guide schedules. Please also contact us to place the booking if you are a Speedwell Forge B&B guest.

All cancellations must be made no less than 48 hours before the start of the scheduled tour. Sales are considered final 48 hours prior to the scheduled tour time after which NO refunds will be issued. All cancellations must be made either via email (wolfsanctuary@gmail.com) or via the Contact Us page on our website. There will be no guarantee of refund if the cancellation is made by phone. If you contact us to cancel more than 48 hours before the tour, you can request only one of the following: donate the tour funds to Wolf Sanctuary of PA, receive a gift certificate to be used towards a future booking, or request a refund. Cancellations made less than 48 hours may request to donate the funds to the wolves or receive a gift certificate towards a future booking. Cancellations are subject to a non-refundable processing fee of 4% that will cover the transaction costs incurred by Wolf Sanctuary of PA. Refunds will be issued at cost of the tour reduced by the 4% processing fee. Please note that there is a nonrefundable booking fee charged independently by the online booking system which will not be included in any refunds. 

The only tour with an age restriction is our Full Moon Fundraiser since it is in the evening. For the Full Moon Fundraiser, children under age 16 are not permitted to attend. All other tours are open to visitors of all ages.

It typically depends on the age group. The tour may not be appropriate for children under age 5 due to the length and nature of the tour. The only age-restricted tour is our Full Moon Fundraiser – visitors must be 16 or older to attend this tour. All other tours do not have an age restriction.

Note also that there is no playground at the facility and children are not allowed to run, wander or behave loudly while visiting. To maintain a peaceful and serene environment for our animals and other guests, we require children to be monitored at ALL TIMES. It is imperative that parents keep their children close by and on the trails. Any parent or child not respecting our policies will be asked to leave immediately.

We no longer require masks to be worn during our tours or in our gift shop.

During the Public Tour guests have an opportunity to view a little over half of the wolves. During the Private Tour guests tour the entire facility and have an opportunity to view all of the packs. We never promise how many you will actually see as it is dependent on the mood of the animal and the weather that day. Thank you for your understanding. 

All guests and visitors view the wolves from behind/through 1 to 2 sets of fencing, with 3×3 to 3×6 inch wide gaps. Guests are not permitted to reach over or through any fencing in accordance state laws, insurance requirements, and our mission and goals.

There is no direct interaction between visitors and the wolves in accordance with state laws, insurance requirements, and our mission and goals.

Pets are not permitted on the property at any time.

Video is prohibited. Photos are permitted (and encouraged!) though lenses must be less than 5 inches in length for all tours. Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not permitted.

The trails are unpaved, natural grass, rocks, and dirt similar to what you might see at a public park. The majority of the public tour is on a relatively flat surface, though there is a relatively steep hill back to the parking area at the end of the tour. For some tours we have a vehicle option to transport visitors up to the parking area, and we also allow one member of the party to drive down to pickup others at the bottom. 

The length of the tour is approximately 1/4 mile and the pace is leisurely. Guides will stop at each pack for 10 minutes or so to provide information about the wolves here and about wolf conservation and biology. There are benches along the tour route as well, and though some areas are in full sun, other areas are in the shade.

Guests are not permitted to bring alcohol to the property at any time.

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. Smoking is not permitted near the wolf enclosures or bonfire area.

There is no picnic area or campground on the property. Guests are only permitted on the property during guided tours.

Payment is typically required at the time of booking, except for our full moon fundraisers and special events for which you can pay on arrival. Payment can be made through our online booking system or by booking over the phone. If you are a guest of the Speedwell Forge B&B please contact us to book your tour. All tour proceeds help the wolves.

All tour funds directly benefit the wolves.

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