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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:

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Help Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm

Dates: June 03 - October 28, 2018
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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Bailly/Chellberg History Hike

Dates: July 01 - July 29, 2018
1-3pm (CT)

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 months of July.

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Feeding at the Farm - Sundays

Dates: July 01 - July 29, 2018
4:30-5pm (CT)

Feed the farm animals at the Chellberg Farm.

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Bailly/Chellberg History Hike

Dates: August 05 - August 26, 2018
1-3pm (CT)

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 months of August.

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Feeding at the Farm - Sundays

Dates: August 05 - August 26, 2018
4:30-5pm (CT)

Feed the farm animals at the Chellberg Farm.

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Bailly/Chellberg History Hike

Date: Sunday, September 02
1-3pm (CT)

Explore the grounds of both historic homes. Learn about early settlers and farmers who came to the region in the 1800s.

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

Dates: September 02 - September 30, 2018
4:30-5pm (CT)

Feed the farm animals at the Chellberg Farm.

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Indiana Dunes Apples Festival

Dates: September 15 - September 16, 2018
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.