What to See and Do

Come spend an afternoon at the Homestead.

The Stearns house and the Gibbs house are both museums that are open most weekends for tours.  The Stearns house provides a view of how farm families lived in the 1850’s.

The Gibbs house has many original antiques, giving us insight to the Gibbs family and how they lived at the homestead from the 1930’s until the property was sold to the City of Parma.

Our tour guides will provide family and homestead  history as you view both houses.

The red Yankee-style barn was the first building erected at the homestead.  The barn construction is a history lesson in itself and continues to provide shelter for the many farm animals at the homestead including horses, ponies, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens and geese.

Animal feed is sold at a very minimal fee so visitors can interact with the farm animals; please note we ask that you not bring food from home for our farm animals.

Stearns Country Store is a museum as well as a store. The shelves are lined with interesting items from yesteryear, as well as new items in a country vein, available to purchase. Stop in for unique gift items – many of them homemade –  old fashioned candy, beverages, and ice cream.

The farm pond is a tranquil place to sit and enjoy the ducks, geese, turtles and frogs.  Take a walk around the pond and enjoy a different view of the homestead.

The homestead is an ideal place for photos; bring your camera and create great family memories.

Bring a picnic lunch weekdays or purchase food and snacks from the country store and cabin on weekends.

goats eating cone

Goats eating cone

Horse in pasture

Horse in pasture

ducks in pasture

Time for a swim

Also see the Our Animals page for a list of our animals.