Travel back in time and experience the sounds, smells, taste, and feel of life on a traditional 1800s farm homestead. Costumed guides, using first-person interpretation, portray the lives and demonstrate the skills needed on a farm.  Explore how the farm changed throughout the 1800s with the advent of new technology.    Experience life in the past through hands-on demonstrations and activities that are fun for the whole family.

We have special tour packages available for larger groups, so please call our office 570-992-6161 to plan your group visit.

Allow approximately three hours to complete a full tour of our farm. We recommend arriving no later than 2:30pm to complete all of stops and activities.

  • Quiet Valley has a number of historic buildings that helps tell the story of life through a century.  Buildings include:  1820s Granddaddy Cabin, 1820s cellar kitchen, 1850s Bank Barn, 1820s farm house bedroom,  1850s bank barn, 1850s addition to the farm house including a parlor and kitchen and 1893 one room school house. In addition, Quiet Valley has a number of outbuildings, gardens, animal enclosures, gift shop, and demonstration areas.
  • Demonstrations and activities take place in many of the historic buildings to better show what life was like during the 1800s.
  • Our interpreters often use first person interpretation; this means that they are pretending to be a person living in the 1800s to create a more interactive historical experience for you, our visitors.
  •   Throughout the summer, there are special events and highlight demonstration.  Visit our Summer Highlights page to find out what special activities are taking place the day you visit! 
  • Some days throughout the summer horse and wagon rides are offered. These are weather dependent and for a small additional fee.

Helpful Hints and Tips

  • There is a picnic pavilion on site which you are welcome to use. Cold drinks and snack items are available for purchase during the summer tour hours.
  • Pathways between buildings are macadma or paving stones.  There are sitting areas throughout the farm and in many of the buildings.
  • Strollers are permitted on the grounds but because of the small size of historic buildings, may not always be allowed in buildings.
  • We recommend wearing closed-toed shoes while visiting the farm.

Some things to keep in mind when you visit: 

  • There is no smoking, gum, or alcohol permitted on site.
  • Please do not feed, pet or harass the farm animals. Our animals are highly skilled, professional, working animals and are not pets.  Supervised petting opportunities can be provided.
  • Unless you have a passion for replacing historic windows, ball playing is not permitted among the historic buildings.
  • Some of our animals are cage free.  Please do not try to pet or chase the geese.
  • Under Pennsylvania State Law you assume all the risk of equine activity.
  • The only animals permitted on the farm with visitors are service animals. These animals must be on standard, non-retractable leases at all times.