When you visit on weekends, make time to take a self-guided tour of the two houses at the homestead. The houses are museums, furnished in the period style they were occupied. The Stearns House, built in the 1850s and the Gibbs House, built in 1940 are furnished with original antiques.
A walk around the pond out back of the barnyard offers a quiet, peaceful place to watch ducks swim, turtles sun themselves, and hear frogs croak.
Sit a spell on the benches just past the cabin and under the shade of the big oaks, overlooking the horse pasture.
Animal feed is sold on weekends – only animal feed sold at the homestead is allowed to be given to the farm animals.
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.
The Country Store offers hand-made items, childrens’ books, antiques and collectibles along with ‘penny’ candy, beverages and snacks for sale. A Stearns Homestad t-shirt might be the perfect gift for that someone special.
Our farmers market stand will feature our own produce from our gardens, local honey and fresh chicken and duck eggs. Be sure to shop 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.