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Blackberry Farm opens for the season May 1st

Blackberry Farm Train
Blackberry Farm Train
Fox Valley Park District

Blackberry Farm, located in Aurora, IL, opens for the season Saturday May 1st.

General Information about the farm

Blackberry Farm is a living history museum that is situated on 54 acres. It includes a lake, ponds and a stream. The grounds also contain an arboretum with more than 200 variety of trees, flowers , and historical agricultural gardens.

Blackberry Farm has 5 museums including a Carriage House, The Farm Museum, The Early Streets Museum, and The Huntoon House.  These contain a facsincating array of 19th century artifcats that were used in every aspect of life back then.

You can also engage in many period craft demonstrations including blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, sewing, and pottery.  You will also be able to visit a one room school house, an Aurora home that dates back to the 1840's.

Enjoy a ride on the train, the carousel, or partake in a picnic in the picnic grove.

Hours And Admission

Huntoon House: Mon-Fri 10:30am- 2:30pm and Sat-Sun Noon-4:30pm

School House,Blacksmith House,and Pottery Shop: Mon-Fri 9:30am-1:30pm and Sat-Sun 11:00am-3:30pm

Wagner House: Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm and Sat-Sun Noon-4:30pm

Pioneer House: Mon-Fri 9:30am-2:30pm and Sat-Sun  11:00am-4:30pm

Weavers: Mon-Fri 10:30am-2:30pm and Sat-Sun Noon-4:30pm

Admission for residents is $3.75, Non-Residents $6.00 Children 2 and under are free

Season Passes are available starting at $25.00 for residents.

Blackberry Farm is located at:

100 S Barnes Road

Aurora,IL, 60506


Visit the Fox Valley Park District website for more information.


  • Jenn, SA Budget Grocery 5 years ago

    This looks like a good time -- I always think historial re-creations are fun outings. Inexpensively priced, too.

  • Kimberley Zagoren Infant Health Examiner 5 years ago

    Looks like a great idea for some family fun. Thanks for sharing :)

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