Welcome to Stearns Farm


We are doing our very best to keep our farm animals safe and healthy during this COVID crisis.  As we navigate the guidelines to reopen, we appreciate any and all donations to help feed and care for our farm animals.  Donations can be mailed to PAHS, PO Box 29002, Parma OH 44129.   Your donation will be acknowledged as a ‘farm friend’ on facebook.
Our ‘adopt-an-animal’ program is also available if you are interested in sponsoring a particular farm animal in place of making a general donation.  For details on ‘adopt-an-animal’ click on Lend a Hand tab.
We continue to update our facebook page on a regular basis with photos and video of the farm and farm animals.
As always, thank you for your support.
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Come spend an afternoon at Stearns Homestead, the last working, educational farm in Parma, Ohio. This forty eight acre farm has lots of animals – always a favorite with the children – as well as several historic museum houses and a Yankee barn, loaded with antiques and historic items.

We also have a country store and a farmers market throughout the summer and fall, where you can purchase homestead and locally grown produce,  local honey, baked goods and much more. Be sure to come early; our farm fresh eggs go quickly!

So, whether you’re a history buff, a teacher, parent or grandparent looking for a kid friendly fun and educational activity, come experience a slice of old fashioned farm life.

THE HOMESTEAD IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO ALL VISITORS DUE TO COVID 19.  Watch our facebook page for reopening announcements.

  •    May through Mid-October
  • Special events.
  • Weekday farm tours available to groups of 10 or more                                    advance reservation required  $ –                                                                       email StearnsHomestead@gmail.com for more information
  • Contact us for cabin rental available dates

You can contact us by e-mail at StearnsHomestead@gmail.com.          This e-mail address is checked at least every other day.

56 thoughts on “Welcome to Stearns Farm”

  1. I was told by a previous owner of State R. Tavern (has a new name) corner of State Rd. and Woodrow across from AutoZone was once a school house. It still has a bracket on the front for a flag.

  2. Hello, my wife & I often walk the trails at the West Creek Reservation here in Parma. We walk the same trails that are also used by mountain bikers. I’ve noticed that there are large sections of old chain link fencing with barbed wire on top. The fencing looks like its been there a very long time. Can you tell me what that fencing was used for? I love local history!
    Thank you!

  3. Hi Richard – Thanks for your inquiry.
    The type of fencing you mention was probably used for containing livestock. The previous owners of Stearns Homestead, the Gibbs family, used to raise Angus beef on the property during the 1940’s to early 60’s. Most of that fencing has been replaced, however, some can still be found on the outer edges of the homestead property. Mr Gibbs would herd his cattle down Ridge Road to the West 65 livestock auction building where they would be sold. We have several pieces of memorabilia and photos of the Gibbs family and their prize Angus for viewing in the Gibbs house, the larger of the two homes on the homestead property. Once we are able to reopen, we hope you will stop by for a visit.

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