Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm
618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter, IN 46304
Phone: (219) 395-1882
Alt Phone: (219) 926-7561
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.