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Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm

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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.

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Events:

Snowshoe Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Snowshoe Hike

Date: Saturday, January 07
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Meet a ranger at the Bailly/Chellberg contact station for a quick lesson on using snowshoes and then take a guided snowshoe walk to enjoy the beauty of winter. A limited number of snowshoes are available. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead.

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Snowshoe Hike

Date: Saturday, January 21
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Meet a ranger at the Bailly/Chellberg contact station for a quick lesson on using snowshoes and then take a guided snowshoe walk to enjoy the beauty of winter. A limited number of snowshoes are available. If there is not enough snow, a nature hike will be offered instead.

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Maple Sugar Time

Dates: March 04 - March 05, 2017
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 11 - March 12, 2017
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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Midsummer Celebration

Date: Saturday, June 24
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Take part in an afternoon of traditional dance, children's activities and other summer fun as you learn how the area's Swedish immigrants celebrated Midsummer, the longest day of the year. A highlight of the event is the raising of a newly decorated Maypole at 1:15 p.m. (CST). You can bring flowers from home and help in the age-old custom of decorating the Maypole. Enjoy colorfully-costumed performances by a local children's dance group.

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Summer Solstice Evening Concert

Date: Saturday, June 24
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (CT)

Enjoy the end of the longest day of the year with an early evening concert at the historic Chellberg Farm. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and possibly a picnic for your family and friends. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.

 

 

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Apples Harvest Festival

Dates: September 16 - September 17, 2017
11:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Celebrate apples through cooking and preserving demonstrations, traditional music, crafts and activities. Try your hand at an old-fashioned apple cider press before enjoying a free sample.

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Historic Halloween Fun

Date: Saturday, October 28
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Join some very "spooky" volunteers at the historic Chellberg Farm as they prepare for Halloween. Watch as cooks use a wood stove to prepare holiday treats and decorate the farmhouse the old-fashioned way. Learn the legend of the "jack-o-lantern" while carving your own pumpkin. There will be a limited number of free pumpkins available at the farm for kids to carve, but assistance from a parent or guardian is required. Then listen to ghost stories, play historic games, color paper jack-o-lanterns, and join in singing holiday songs. Historic Halloween Fun is presented in partnership with the Friends of Indiana Dunes.