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Some of these farms still have fields, some have been pared down to only the house, at some you can do hands on activities and at others costumed interpreters perform farm chores as they used to be done.  But all give a feel of the time when most Americans lived in small towns or rural areas instead of today's suburbs and cities.  Please tell us of other sites that give visitors the same experience.  
 

Farm  Illinois - Indiana

 
  Farm pages:  AK-CT, DE-IA, IL-INKS-MA, MD-NC, NH-OH, OR-RISC-TXVA-WY  
 

 

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Illinois
Decatur
Homestead Prairie Farm
Address
Decatur IL
Phone
Web Site 
www.fgi.net/~mccd/homestea.htm
Description
Type of Resource 
Museum
Primary Focus Agricultural
Building Type  Farm

Mari-Mann Herb Farm
1405 Mari-Mann Lane
Decatur IL  62521
Phone
217 429-1555
Alt Phone  217 429-1404
Web Site  www.marimann.com
Toll Free  800 779 HERB
Description  large commercial herb garden with gift shop & greenhouse
Type of Resource  Activity
Primary Focus  Agricultural
Building Type  Farm

Rock Springs Center for Environmental Discovery
3839 Nearing Lane
Decatur IL  62521
Phone 
217 423-7708
Web Site
Description 
1300 nature center with 1860 Homestead Prairie Farm providing natural & cultural heritage information
Type of Resource Nature
Primary Focus Agricultural
Building Type  Farm
Nature of Group or Site  Nature Center
Era   1860

 

 

 

 

Illinois
Lafox
Garfield Farm Museum
3 Garfield Road
Lafox IL  60175
Phone 
630 584-8485
Web Site  www.elnet.com/~garfarm/
Description
Type of Resource 
Museum
Primary Focus  Agricultural
Building Type  Farm
Era  19th

Schaumburg
Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary and Volkening Heritage
1111 East Schaumburg Road
PO Box 68283
Schaumburg IL  60168
Phone 
847 985-2100
Web Site  http://www.springvalleync.org/index.html
E-mail  mailto:webmaster@springvalleync.org
Description  nature preserve which contains farm -- costumed interpreters on occasion
Type of Resource  Nature
Building Type  Farm
Nature of Group or Site  Nature Reserve

  South Holland
  Van Ooostenbrugge  Homestead
 
444 East 157th Pl
  South Holland IL  60473   
 
Phone  708 596-7860
  Web Site  *****
  Description
 
Type of Resource  House Museum
  Building Type  Farm
  New or Updated:  07/28/2003

Illinois
Winfield
Kline Creek Farm at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve
County Farm Road
Winfield IL
Phone 
630 876-5900
Web Site  http://www.dupageforest.com/EDUCATION/klinecreek.html
Description  original farm structures, re creations, livestock & activities on 1100 acre preserve
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Building Type  Farm
Kind of Activity  Living History
Era  1890

  Wood Dale
 
Wood Dale Historical Society
 
850 N Wood Dale Road
 
Wood Dale  IL  60191    
 
Phone  630 595-8777
 
Web Site  *****
 
Description  local history on historic farmstead
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Farm
 
New or Updated:  08/28/2003

    Indiana
 
Lowell
 
Buckley Homestead - Living History Farm
 
3606 Belshaw Road
 
Lowell    IN
 
Phone   219 690-0769
 
Web Site  http://www.lakecountyparks.com/buckley.html
 
Alt Web  http://www.alllake.org/listings/index.cfm?catID=2&substart=M&subend=S
 
Description  rural life in southern Lake County
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Agricultural
 
Building Type   Farm
 
New or Updated:   3/31/2004

Rochester
Fulton County Historical Society Museum
37 E 375 N
Rochester IN  46975
Phone 
574 223-4436
Web Site  http://www.icss.net/~fchs/
Description  17 room museum with period rooms, Round Barn museum on site with agricultural tools & machinery, two old houses - one being renovated as medical museum
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus Building collection
Building Type Farm

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