Kline Creek Farm

This restored DuPage County Farm has costumed interpreters that work on the farm using historical tools and techniques. School groups can learn about the lives of an 1890s farm family, visit the animals, and learn about the historical buildings. Older learners will enjoy the Evolution of Agriculture program, where they will examine tools and machinery, tour the farmhouse, and discuss the changes in farming and farming communities over the past century. Scouts can learn about farm animals, beekeeping, sugaring, and other seasonal topics. Some tours let groups participate in farming chores such as harvesting crops and stacking bales of hay.
Contact Info 
Address: 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago, IL 60185. Cook County. Tel: 630-876-5900. Email: kcf@dupageforest.org. Website: www.dupageforest.org. Hrs: Thurs.-Mon. 9AM-5PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee/Free.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue