Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm
Address 1: Mineral Springs Rd, between U.S. 20 and U.S. 12
Zip Code: 46304
Alt. Phone: 219-926-7561
Hours: Homes open during programs and open houses only. Call or visit website for more information.
Directions: Lat: 41.6239 Long: -87.0926 Follow US Rte 12 east of State Rte 149. About 2.4 miles from State Rte 149, turn south (right) on Mineral Springs Rd. Travel about 0.75 miles to the parking lot on the right side of the road.
Lat/Long: 41.6239, -87.0926
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.