Announcements

Our Red Barn Discovery Center will be open on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm through October. It is also available for private reservations on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Check our Calendar of Events for availability.

 





What to do Today
Guided Tours
While Tours of the Historic House are suspended, we invite you to take a Virtual Tour.
Upcoming Events

Red Barn Discovery Center – Reservations

  • October 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our most popular Discovery Center is now available for private experiences!

Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The building also has an interesting exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

We offer two 90-minute exploration sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Each session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. These experiences are free, but reservations are required.

Please leave your pets at home – only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email.

 


  • October 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Red Barn Discovery Center – Reservations

  • October 27, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Our most popular Discovery Center is now available for private experiences!

Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The building also has an interesting exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

We offer two 90-minute exploration sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Each session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. These experiences are free, but reservations are required.

Please leave your pets at home – only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email.

 


  • October 27, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Red Barn Discovery Center – Reservations

  • October 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our most popular Discovery Center is now available for private experiences!

Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The building also has an interesting exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

We offer two 90-minute exploration sessions every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10am and 2pm. Each session is a private experience for your family group of up to 15 people. These experiences are free, but reservations are required.

Please leave your pets at home – only service animals are allowed in our buildings.

If COVID-19 related regulations change, and we are forced to cancel this event, you will be notified by email.

 


  • October 28, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
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