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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 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:

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Earth Day Gardening at Chellberg Farm

Date: Saturday, April 20
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Spend the morning helping the Chellberg Farms garden get off to a great start. Gardening is a great way to spend a morning outdoors.

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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 Park's historic Chellberg farm. The farm's current residents include cows, pigs, and chickens.

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Bailly/Chellberg History Hike

Date: Sunday, May 26
2-4pm (CT)

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

Date: Sunday, May 26
4:30-5pm (CT)

Help feed the farm animals at the historic Chellberg Farm.

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Chellberg Farm Camp

Dates: June 11 - June 25, 2019
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Historic Chellberg Farm is the backdrop for this day camp where kids can interact with the animals, explore the forest, and play games to learn more about life at the farm. Kids ages 5-6.

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Chellberg Farm Camp

Dates: June 13 - June 27, 2019
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Historic Chellberg Farm is the backdrop for this day camp where kids can interact with the animals, explore the forest, and play games to learn more about life at the farm. Kids ages 7-8.

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Midsummer Celebration

Date: Saturday, June 22
1-3pm (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.

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Chellberg Farm Camp

Dates: July 09 - July 23, 2019
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Historic Chellberg Farm is the backdrop for this day camp where kids can interact with the animals, explore the forest, and play games to learn more about life at the farm. Kids ages 5-6.

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Chellberg Farm Camp

Dates: July 11 - July 25, 2019
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Historic Chellberg Farm is the backdrop for this day camp where kids can interact with the animals, explore the forest, and play games to learn more about life at the farm. Kids ages 7-8.

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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.