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.
Quiet Valley’s Maple Sugaring Day took place Saturday February 25 and 85 members came out to enjoy this popular program. They learned about tapping maple trees, the history behind the process and sampled last year’s syrup on both buttermilk and buckwheat pancakes. A tasty way to spend time on the farm.
The farm is closed for the winter season other than for Workshops, Educational Programs made by reservation, and Member Activities like Maple Sugaring.
What’s New at the Farm
19th CENTURY DAYS
Thursday & Friday, April 20th & 21st
Last year over 150 students ages 6-18 had the opportunity to explore the lifestyle of a 19th century homestead. Each day featured two workshop slots with over 25 different workshop offerings from small and large animal husbandry to carding, spinning and weaving are all designed to meet the new Pennsylvania STEAM-based educational curriculum guidelines. The list of workshops and presenter bios are online. Click here for the list of workshops, presenters and more information. Call 570-992-6161 to register.
We’ve started a blog about life on the farm! Click here to find out more!