Take a step back in time by driving 40 minutes to just outside of Stroudsburg, PA. At Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm you'll see period-dressed "family" members re-enacting the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who lived on the the farm when it started in the early 1760's. The Depper famly left their home in Germany to start a new life in America and settled in Quiet Valley near modern day Stroudsburg. Two hundred years later Alice and Wendell Wicks along with their daughter and son-in-law restored the farmhouse and on July 13, 1963, opened it to the public as Quiet Valley Farm Museum. Since 1974 Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm has been owned and operated as a non-profit, educational corporation governed by a board of directors.
This weekend, May 22nd & 23rd as well as the weekend of May 29th & 30th, they'll have their Farm Animal Frolic! This is a unique opportunity for children (and grown-ups) to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. Meet Quiet Valley's cow, Bossie, and get to know the Belgian workhorses, Sheri and Lori who will take you on a 20 minute long wagon ride!
On Saturday May 22nd, they'll also have sheep shearing at 10:30AM. Daily Activities include Old Time Games, Hay Jumping, Duck Sliding, Egg Hatching, and a Children's Show each day at 1PM. There will also be a plant sale with vegetables and herb plants featuring many heirloom varieties. Supply is limited so come early for the best selection.
The fun takes place on Saturday the 22nd and 29th from 10AM to 4PM and on Sunday the 23rd and 30th from noon until to 4PM. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children ages 3 thru 12.
On their website they warn against using Internet mapping sites such as MapQuest, Google, & Yahoo, and that GPS systems may lead you astray! They do provide detailed directions for you to follow.
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