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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

About

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.

Events:

Feeding at the Farm - Sundays has been added to your travel planner!
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Feeding at the Farm - Sundays

Dates: October 07 - October 28, 2018
4:30-5pm (CT)

help feed the farm animals at the historic Chellberg Farm.

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Halloween Fun & Cemetery Flashlight Hike

Date: Saturday, October 27
5-8pm (CT)

Family-friendly Halloween fun, games, and a night hike to the Basilly Cemetery. Wear spooky costumes!

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

Date: Saturday, November 17
9am-noon (CT)

Join staff and fellow volunteers in helping to care for your local national park. All equipment and protective gear including gloves and eye protection will be provided.  

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Maple Sugar Time

Dates: March 02 - March 03, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Warm up with an early taste of spring at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's annual Maple Sugar Time. The historic Chellberg Farm will be bustling with the activities of maple sugaring on the weekends of March 4 & 5 and March 11 & 12. 

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Maple Sugar Time

Dates: March 09 - March 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Warm up with an early taste of spring at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's annual Maple Sugar Time. The historic Chellberg Farm will be bustling with the activities of maple sugaring on the weekends of March 4 & 5 and March 11 & 12. 

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 26 - October 27, 2019
4:30-5pm (CT)

Come help a ranger feed the farm animals every Sunday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's historic Chellberg farm. The farm's current residents include cows, pigs, and chickens. The animals are at the farm through a partnership with the Dunes Learning Center, the Friends of Indiana Dunes, 4-H Club of Porter County, and the FFA of Westville.

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Indiana Dunes Apple Festival

Dates: September 14 - September 15, 2019
11am-4pm (CT)

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.