577’s Phase Reopening Updates - 9/01/2021

577 is a place of joy, wonder, and coming together for each other. We emphasize the importance of watching out for those around us.

The health of 577’s employees, instructors, volunteers, and visitors guides the decision-making process for our phased re-opening.

We kindly ask that all visitors maintain social distancing outside and everyone (regardless of vaccination status) MASK UP INSIDE all open buildings. It’s a continued sign of respect and care for others who may not be able to receive the vaccine.

The 577 is open seven days a week, 9am to 5pm. Open to all.
Come on in! What’s Open?
  • Grounds and Gardens
  • Nature Play Areas
  • Did's Dig
  • Flutter House
  • StoryWalk®
  • Log Cabin
  • Bee House
  • Geodesic Biodome

The Book Center is currently open during the monthly Book Fairs (+Pottery) ONLY. Please see the upcoming dates below.

Book Fair (+Pottery) & Donation Days
  • Wednesday, September 15, 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturday, September 25, 9am to 1pm

Take a class! Hybrid, Zoom, and Outdoor Programs are happening now. Find your next adventure at

Take a Class

Joyful Emergence: Join Our Community Art Installation

In commemoration of the past year, the metamorphosis it inspired within each of us, and our opportunity to emerge back into the world, The 577 Foundation invites you to participate in a community art installation featuring origami butterflies folded by and for each other.

Click here to learn why we chose the butterfly.

Folding stations are available inside the Log House and Bee Room. If you'd like to fold at home, pick up an origami-to-go kit for yourself or your family at the pop-up folding station during any of our Book Fairs (+Pottery). Paused until further notice:
  • Guided Tours & Field Trips
  • Meeting Reservations
  • Professional Photography

Given the recent resurgence of COVID transmission and positivity rates, we know that COVID is still in our community. We are monitoring these developments and holding steady at our current state of reopening until further notice.

Please stay vigilant and safe until we've declared Victory Over COVID.

In the meantime, click here to read what is staying the same at 577 (for now).

Thank you for your patience and care! Let’s work together to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Take care,

Heather Gallant
Executive Director
The 577 Foundation

"Where people learn to like the land"
                          - Virginia Secor Stranahan

Mission Statement: Founded by Virginia Secor Stranahan, The 577 Foundation is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the historic property at 577 East Front Street in Perrysburg, Ohio.

The Foundation, open to all, is an ecologically sensitive place that encourages diversity and seeks to foster exploration, experimentation, personal enjoyment and creativity in education.

The Foundation nurtures innovative ideas and will change to reflect the interests of the community.

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Coronavirus Guidelines

Open Monday-Sunday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Winter Weather Policy

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Parking is limited.
If your group is larger
than one family car-full,
please call us prior
to your visit to confirm
we’ll have space for you.

Board of Trustees

Paul Croy
Paul Fenton
Peter Gwyn
Walter Krueger
Michael Miller
Kitty Beth Millhon
Martin Nagy
Frances Parry
Dick Sipp
Chuck Stocking
Mary Stranahan
Kelli Daniels
Jennifer Hildebrand
Erica Parish
Jay Secor

Open Monday - Sunday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

Groups larger than a family,
please call for reservations


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