Fall – Spring Farm Tours

Historic Farm Tour Program runs 3 to 4 hours

Quiet Valley is an example of what life was like on a self-sufficient homestead in the 19th century.  Visitors learn about the Depper family and their descendants, who lived at this location from 1765 to 1913. Interpreters dressed in period clothing take you back in time to relive the story of this historic family and to observe the everyday activities of an 1800s farm. There are fourteen buildings, including both original and reconstructed on the farm which is comprised today of 114 acres.

During the tour observe the farm animals and learn about the role they played in the life of the farm. A hay jump in the barn provides added fun. As “family” members in the Granddaddy cabin demonstrate spinning and weaving, learn how the women made fabric for clothing. In the farmhouse watch hearth cooking and discover how everyday utensils and items such as candles were made.

Additional activities – one room school, small animals, gift shop

Academic Standards met by our Tour:
Pennsylvania History Standards
Pennsylvania Science and Technology Standards

Weekdays – mid-April through 1st week in June & Fall
Grades 1 and up
$5.00 Children, 1 Teacher free for each 10 children, $8.00 Parent chaperones
Minimum: $100.00

One Room School Experience Program runs 3½ hours

Our School marm begins the day with opening exercises typical in the year 1893: greeting, Pledge of Allegiance, and singing. Next, slate assignments are given, followed by recitation and arithmetic. At mid-day there is time for lunch (not included) and recess when children play old-time games. Geography, spelling bees, and penmanship are examples of afternoon activities that complete the day.

Our schoolhouse, a late 19th century reproduction, is furnished with slant-top desks, a pot belly stove and slate blackboards. Materials are available to use prior to your visit to prepare students for their journey back in time. Children are encouraged to wear period clothing.

Pennsylvania academic standards: History 8.2, Math 2.5, English 1.3, 1.4

Weekdays – November, January, February, March & Summer
Grade 3 and up
$6.50 per person
Minimum: $125.00

Molly the Sheep  Program runs 1 to 1½ hours
Come visit
Molly the Sheep on the farm. Students have an opportunity to card wool, spin and weave as they learn the story of making cloth. They will also have a chance to interact with a live sheep and learn all about Molly and why she is important on the farm.

Pennsylvania academic standards: Art 9.2, Science 3.3

Weekdays – November, January, February, March, early April
Grades 1 and up
$5.00 per person
Minimum: $100