For a day trip that's both exciting and educational, visit Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Step back in time and into the lives of 19th century Pennsylvania-German farmers. Tour their buildings, meet their animals, and get a sense of what life was like before the convenience of electricity.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is open for summer tours from late June through Labor Day. Special events are scheduled throughout the year. View the photos below for a look at life on the farm, and plan your summer tour today!
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its buildings include the original farmhouse, an 1850s bank barn, a cabin, spring house, ice house, smokehouse, dry house, and several small barns.
Scheduled tours and re-enactments take place in Quiet Valley's farmhouse, schoolhouse, cabin, and barn. Period-dressed guides portray daily life on the farm and demonstrate tasks like spinning and weaving, hearth cooking, and candle making.
Quiet Valley is home to all the animals typically found on 19th century farms. There are cows, pigs, goats, sheep, Clydesdale horses, rabbits, chickens, ducks and geese.
In addition to its farmhouse, schoolhouse, cabin, and barn tours, Quiet Valley offers chicken and rabbit feeding, horse-drawn wagon rides, horse grooming and harnessing, and garden and ice house talks.*
*As available, weather permitting. Wagon rides are $3 each.
GIFTS AND CRAFTS
Quiet Valley's gift shop is filled with items featured in the farm tours. Wool, woven cloths, corncob darts and other treasures are available for sale.
Quiet Valley hosts seasonal and special events each year. On Saturday, July 9, 2016, Quiet Valley will host Music in the Valley, a celebration of traditional music featuring local performers, hands-on sessions, wagon rides, and children's activities.
See more Quiet Valley photos in our Day on the Farm album.
We visited Quiet Valley to film a Snapchat story on June 24, 2016. View the video below to see the story, and add PoconoTourism on Snapchat to see fun weekly features from the Pocono Mountains.