Guided Tours

We offer guided tours of our pig and animal sanctuary!

Book a guided tour of Piggins and Banks, our 34-acre property devoted to giving a forever home to unwanted pigs and surrendered animals. We are located in the northwest corner of Virginia in Cross Junction only 20 minutes from Winchester.

An Airbnb cottage next to the sanctuary is also available to rent if interested in staying close to the pigs and animals! (Restrictions apply depending on guest count and child ages.)

Due to our small staff size and out of respect for the animals (all of which are rescues with some having suffered previous abuse and trauma), we are not open daily to the public. Booking a guided tour is required if you wish to visit.

Public tours offered April 1 – November 30 on select Sundays only. Pig sponsors are able to book a Sunday tour year-round (depending on availability of staff).

Remember, WE ARE NOT A PETTING ZOO, but a place where pigs who were not wanted or suffered abuse have been given refuge and a forever, peaceful home.

All proceeds from tours go directly towards providing food, shelter, and care to our pigs and animals.

Piggins and Banks Guided Tour

All tours are 1 hour long and include:
• Walking tour of all pig and animal areas.
• Meet and feed (but not touch) our rescued pigs.
• Learn about pigs, how special they are, and why we save them.
• Hear stories about each pig and how they came to live at Piggins and Banks.
• Pet and feed our friendliest pigs at “Mary’s Piggily Pleasant Pen for Friendly Pigs”.
• Digital gallery of photos taken during your tour by our staff included
• Bonus: See / pet our rescue cats and meet our horses (if they are not out to pasture).

Tour Rules

• Tours held on select Sunday afternoons only at 2 p.m.
• Children visitors must be age 6 or older.
• You must book your tour with us at least 48 hours in advance so we can be sure to have a team member available as your guide.
• Tours are capped at 10 attendees.
• Tours consist of walking approximately 1 mile in total. Terrain can accommodate strollers.
• Tours are held rain or shine. In the event of severe inclement weather, you will be contacted ahead of time.
• Dress for being outdoors (closed-toe shoes or boots recommended).
• All tours are guided by a Piggins and Banks team member. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
• No food allowed (to prevent our pigs from being fed something they shouldn’t have). Water or beverages are okay to bring. You may also bring fresh cut up vegetables if you would like to feed the pigs some extra healthy snacks.
• No smoking or vaping allowed.
• No dogs or other pets allowed.
• Tickets may not be resold. Please contact us in order to transfer your ticket holder.

Fill out the form below to request a tour at Piggins and Banks!

Once your form is submitted, a member of our team will respond to you via email to confirm your booking and provide a link for payment.

Scroll to Top