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Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

Address

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

Contact

Phone: (219) 395-1882

Alt Phone: (219) 926-7561

Fax: (219) 395-1767

About

These two historic sites sit nearly side-by-side within the Indiana Dunes National Park. 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.

Events:

Help Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Help Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm

Dates: May 05 - October 27, 2019
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Help a ranger feed the farm animalsevery Sunday at Indiana DunesNational Park's historic Chellberg Farm. This summer, everyone is welcome to come out on Sunday afternoons to help care for the farm's cows, pigs, goats, chickens, and turkeys.

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Bailly/Chellberg History Hike

Dates: August 04 - August 25, 2019
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Explore the grounds of both historic homes. Learn about early settlers and farmers who came to the region in the 1800s. This history hike will be offered every Sunday during the month of August.

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Bailly/Chellberg History Hike

Date: Sunday, September 01
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Explore the grounds of both historic homes. Learn about early settlers and farmers who came to the region in the 1800s.

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Feeding at the Farm - Sundays

Dates: September 01 - September 29, 2019
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Feed the farm animals at the Chellberg Farm.

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Indiana Dunes Apple Festival

Dates: September 21 - September 22, 2019
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This family-friendly event features seasonal activities such as free tractor pulled hayrides, a Kid's Corner with games and crafts and even apple-chucking catapults. You can help make cider using an apple press, learn how to cook apples for applesauce and apple butter, ferment apples into vinegar, make apple pomanders and discover dozens of other uses for apples. Free tasting of most of these products will be available. You can also purchase lunch or a snack from one of several food vendors and a farm stand market featuring local produce. Enjoy your treats while listening to local musicians on stage and the Northwest Indiana Storytellers.

Explore the historic farmhouse and then check out the resident animals in the barn and chicken coop. Kids can even help feed the animals at 3:30 p.m. each day of the festival. Both the farm animals and the Apples Festival are made possible through the generous help of the Dunes Learning Center and the Friends of Indiana Dunes.

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Feeding at the Farm - Sundays

Dates: October 06 - October 27, 2019
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Help feed the farm animals at the historic Chellberg Farm.

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Fall Colors Hike

Date: Saturday, October 12
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Enjoy a ranger-led hike through the gorgeous maple trees in full fall colors at historic Chellberg Farm. The hike begins in the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm parking lot. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

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Fall Colors Hike

Date: Saturday, October 19
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Enjoy a ranger-led hike through the gorgeous maple trees in full fall colors at historic Chellberg Farm. The hike begins in the Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm parking lot. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, October 19
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Join the staff and fellow volunteers in helping to care for your local national park. Wear comfortable clothes, work gloves and equipment will be provided. will be provided.