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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.

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Events:

Old Fashion Toys and Games has been added to your travel planner!
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Old Fashion Toys and Games

Date: Saturday, August 06
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Kids needed! No special skills required only a desire to have fun without being plugged in. So just gather the family together and head to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Chellberg Farm for some fun and old-fashioned way. There will be croquet, checkers, tic-tac-toe, pick-up sticks, nine pin, buzz saws, yo-yos, jump ropes, stilts, hopscotch, marbles and more.

In a Pickle or a Jam: "Preserving" The Bounty has been added to your travel planner!
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In a Pickle or a Jam: "Preserving" The Bounty

Date: Saturday, August 20
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Too many beets, berries, cukes, squash, tomatoes...! Join the creative Chellberg farm cooks to learn how to preserve the "garden's bounty" for future use.

Apples, Apples, Apples has been added to your travel planner!
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Apples, Apples, Apples

Dates: September 17 - September 18, 2016
11:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

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.

National Public Lands Day has been added to your travel planner!
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National Public Lands Day

Date: Saturday, September 24
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CST)

Your neighborhood National Park needs your help. Join others in projects around the park; improving trails, painting buildings, attacking invasive plants, repairing fences and more on the largest hands-on volunteer day on America's public lands.

Indiana Dunes History Scavenger Hunt has been added to your travel planner!
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Indiana Dunes History Scavenger Hunt

Date: Saturday, October 01
1:00 - 4:00 p.m (CST)

The Westchester Township History Museum will host its 5th annual History Hunt in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Clues in this Amazing Race-style event, will send participants throughout the National Lakeshore to solve puzzles and complete challenges to get to each historic location. A treat awaits those who complete the hunt.

In a Pickle or a Jam: "Preserving" The Bounty has been added to your travel planner!
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In a Pickle or a Jam: "Preserving" The Bounty

Date: Saturday, October 01
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Too many beets, berries, cukes, squash, tomatoes...! Join the creative Chellberg farm cooks to learn how to preserve the "garden's bounty" for future use.

Historic Halloween Fun has been added to your travel planner!
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Historic Halloween Fun

Date: Saturday, October 29
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Join some very "tricky" volunteers as they prepare the farmhouse for the holiday.