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Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm


618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter, IN 46304


Phone: (219) 395-1882

Alt Phone: (219) 926-7561


These two historic sites sit nearly side-by-side within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Honore Gratien Joseph Bailly de Messein, the first known non-native resident of northwest Indiana, set up a fur trading post here in 1822. The main house has been restored to its 1917 appearance and is open for scheduled tours during the summer. The Bailly Cemetery is a 0.8 mile hike from the homestead.