Interpreter spinning in cabinOur Mission –
Preserving Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Heritage

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, is a non-profit, living history museum preserving 19th century Pennsylvania German agricultural heritage. Period dressed interpreters portray descendants of Johann Depper, re-enacting daily life on the farm.  Plan a visit today.

Nestled in the Pocono Mountain on 114 acres of beautiful pastures, woodlands and streams, Quiet Valley hosts all the farm animals typically found in the 1800s.  Rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, a mule and Clydesdale draft horses live on the homestead. The buildings include an 1850s bank barn, the original farmhouse, a cabin, spring house, ice house, smokehouse, dry house and assorted smaller barns. Quiet Valley is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Group Tours, Bus Tours as well as School Field Trips can be scheduled by appointment by contacting the office at 570-992-6161. We are closed for regular public tours, but check out our events listed below.

 

On  Saturday February 16th,  our two draft horses, Wilhelm and Gunther, had fallen into the lake on Quiet Valley Road. With the dedication of Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder, Stroud Township Fire Company, Shawnee Fire Company, Wind Gap Fire Company, Northeast Search and Rescue, Portland PA Fire Company, Cross River Veterinarians, Quiet Valley Staff and Volunteers, and countless neighbors lending boats and towels the horses were rescued. An ice channel was cut allowing the horses to swim to shore. Gunther came out of the water at 9:33 followed a few minutes later by Wilhelm. Both have been brought back to the barn where they are under the care of Cross River Veterinarians.

They are improving and expected to make a full recovery. (Janie, their usual partner in crime, was not involved in the lake adventure and is safe in the barn.) We are collecting donations to help with medical and rescue expenses. Please donate through out donate page or by sending a check to Quiet Valley at 347 Quiet Valley Road Stroudsburg PA 18360.

As of 3:14 pm Monday February 18th, Wilhelm and Gunther are doing very well. They are enjoying their new roles as TV stars. We are receiving lots of media attention and while we love the community support this would have been a very different story without the work of the First Responders. Please support these organizations: the Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder, Stroud Township, Portland PA , Shawnee and Wind Gap Fire Companies; Northeast Search and Rescue, and Cross River Vet. Blue Ridge Hook and Ladder and Northeast Search and Rescue are holding fundraisers.

We are currently working on repairing and reinforcing the fencing in the pasture and paddock as well looking at long term solutions. We will be working closely with the vets to make sure Wilhelm and Gunther are having the best diet and health care for their recoveries.

Upcoming Events & Activities

Winter Walking Tours –
Join us on Tuesdays at 10:30am or 2:30pm through March for an hour and a half tour of the farm. Find out more here.

Paint and Sip-Thursday February 21st 6-9pm
Join us for a fundraiser at Creative Canvas Studios for a paint and sip fundraiser. Enjoy refreshments as you paint along to create a beautiful winter sunset scene. Space is limited. Sign up at Creative Canvas Studios.

Cabin Fever Workshop – March 9
Registration open – Still some spots available in the morning Scherenschnitte workshop, the afternoon Scherenschnitte workshop and the afternoon Sweet Treats workshop. See descriptions on the Workshop page under Discover & Learn.

We’ve started a blog about life on the farm! Click here to find out more!