Historic Farm Spring Tour
Historic Farm Summer Tour 2020
On June 19th Monroe Co. PA will be in the Green Phase of the quarantine.
Saturday July 4th historic tours begin – Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays noon to 4:00pm; the grounds will be open until 5:00pm; closed Mondays except Labor Day
Admission – $10 Adults, $5 Ages 3-12
Tours will take place with some COVID -19 adjustments.
Come and experience farm life on a traditional 1800s homestead. Interpreters dressed in historic clothing portray the members of the Pennsylvania German family who lived at this site in the 18th and 19th centuries. Interpreters will share with you typical farm tasks such as spinning and weaving in the cabin, hearth cooking and food preservation in the farmhouse and animal husbandry in the barn. Learn interesting facts about the animals that live here, what crops are raised, how a bake oven works, what is used to make candles, how cloth was made, and much more.
Enjoy optional activities such as a wagon ride through our covered bridge to see our heritage apple orchard and pond (small additional fee), a tour of the traditional kitchen garden or a visit to the one room school.
Each week features different demonstrations of heritage crafts or historic trade skills called Summer Highlights that are included in the tour admission. Every Wednesday our quilters are in the Open Barn weather permitting and every Saturday our outdoor Bake Oven is in operation and is where folks can enjoy a sample of homemade bread. For other rotating highlights and special features click Highlights. Fun for the whole family!
Sheep to Shawl Fiber Arts Day on Saturday June 20th from 10am to 3pm. Watch the sheep being sheared and the spinners and weavers taking a fleece and transforming it into a beautiful shawl. This shawl will be raffled off at Quiet Valley’s Old Time Christmas event. Visit with some of the animals whose wool, fur or hair are some of what’s woven in the fiber arts world. The bake oven will be running and homemade loaves of bread will be sold to help raise funds for the farm museum. Come out and enjoy a day in the outdoors.
June 27th/28th Quiet Valley will be holding Flea Market Days
From 9am to 3pm come out and shop from a variety of tables with an eclectic collection of collectibles. The Friend of Quiet Valley will have their Timeless Treasures tables full of interesting and unique vintage items. On Saturday the outdoor brick bake oven will be selling loaves of bread. Some of the heritage craftspeople will have their wares for sale in the gift shop.
Fourth of July – On Saturday activities such as a reading of the Declaration of Independence, old fashioned children’s games and a one room school presentation will take place. On Saturday the outdoor bake oven will also be selling freshly baked loaves of bread.
July 4 & 5 – The 142nd Civil War Volunteer Company G Encampment
Learn about the history of a local volunteer group that served during the Civil War. Watch the 142nd as they go through drills and other typical activities involved in encamping.
Music in the Valley – July 18, 2020 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Music in the Valley features various groups performing traditional music at different locations on the farm. There will be a sing-a-long for the children and storytelling. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the musicians and learn about folk instruments and traditional music. Enjoy this special day of wonderful, old-fashion entertainment. The event will be held under tents, rain or shine. The day ends with a jam session around 3:30pm.
(Music in the Valley is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine; 10:00am to 5:00pm)
Heritage Craft Weekend – Saturday August 8, 2020 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
This day highlights many of the traditional trade skills and heritage crafts of our forefathers. Folks will be able to see the demonstrators at work and even try crafts out for themselves. With a whole day dedicated to crafts there will be plenty of time to learn about the techniques involved as well as some of the history behind them. There will be demonstrations such as basket making, spinning, weaving, egg etching, wheat weaving, black smithing and pottery. Everyone enjoys this true hands-on event so plan to spend as much of the day as you can and learn about historic folk crafts. You may be a future demonstrator “in the making”!
(Heritage Craft Day is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine; 10:00am to 4:00pm)
Children’s Day – August 15 – 10am – 4pm
A day of fun on the farm for the young folk. Various chores, crafts, and games will be taking place. There is no additional charge for Children’s Day activities.
Pocono State Craft Festival – Unfortunately cancelled for 2020
Quiet Valley partners with the Pocono Art Council and Pocono Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen for this event. A great weekend to shop for fine art and crafts. Watch demonstrations of various crafts and enjoy live music. Historic buildings will be open for viewing, but no regular tours will take place these two days. We will have wagon rides for a small fee, weather permitting, as well as a bake goods and bread sale. While you are here visit the one room school. The event takes place from 10:00am to 5:00pm both days.
$6 Adults, Under 12 free; this event is rain or shine
For more information click here Pocono State Craft Festival
Farm to Table Covered Bridge Dinner – Unfortunately cancelled for 2020
Historic Farm Fall Tours
The farm is open for tours Saturdays September 12 & 19 from 10am to 4pm, $8 Adults, $5 Ages 3-12
46th Annual Harvest Festival – October 10 & 11
10am to 5pm both days – Over 50 demonstrations and presentations of harvest activities, heritage crafts, trade skills; entertainments, wagon rides, children’s activities, & more
11th Annual Spooky Days on the Farm – October 23, 24, 25
Come enjoy some not so scary seasonal activities for families from 1pm to 5pm on the 24th and 25th; and then some spookier entertainment from 5pm to 8pm on the 23rd and 24th; the evening murder mystery is excellent, a real who-done-it!
5k Rooster Run/Walk & 1 mi Fun Run – November 14
Join our “rooster” for the annual 5K Rooster Run and 1 mile Fun Run! Participants will tour the Quiet Valley property over hill and dale past the farm pond, pastures, apple orchards and historical buildings. The course has varying surfaces including grass, dirt, gravel, and paved roads. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female overall, the top ones per age category, and the top master male and female. All participants who register by the t-shirt deadline will receive a free t-shirt! Don’t miss out on our raffle drawing taking place after the race! For details and registration check online at www.TimberHillTiming.com or call 570.992.6161. Click here for the registration form: Race and Fun Run 2019
PRICES AND SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.