Pennsylvania

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

 
Quiet Valley is a non-profit, historic museum and working farm set on 114 acres in eastern Pennsylvania. Our mission is to preserve and present agricultural and rural life of 19th century America. We offer programs with meaningful, engaging educational content. Groups can visit the 1800s farm and watch re-enactors in period clothing as they engage in hearth cooking, spinning, weaving, animal husbandry, and more. Outreach programs are also available. Reservations are required.
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. Monroe County.
Tel: 570-992-6161.
Hrs: Vary - check website or call.
 
SCHOOL
During spring and fall visits (Sept.-Oct., Apr.-mid Jun.) to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, students can learn about the Depper family that started the farm, observe farm animals, visit one room school, and more. Winter programs (Nov.-Mar.) offer such things as a fiber program with spinning, weaving and interaction with a sheep or an 1893 school day.
 
Contact Info
Name: Program Director.
Phone: 570-992-6161.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: Varies.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Spring/fall max. 8 groups of 30. Winter call for info.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
 
Outreach
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm’s traveling programs allow students and youth groups to learn about life on an early Pennsylvania-German farm. Programs focus on how Pennsylvania settlers preserved food, how they lit their homes before electricity was invented, and how they used trees found in the forest. Farm animals Henrietta the Hen and Molly the Sheep can also travel to your location for educational programs. Learn more about outreach programs.
 
Contact Info
Name: Program Director.
Phone: 570-992-6161.
 
Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Guided Activities, Presentations, Demonstrations.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-4 hours.
Cost: Fee.
  
 
SCOUTS
Hands-on programs at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm allow scout to work on a variety of badges, including Art and Nature. Activities include creating folk art, learning to identify trees, planting seeds, making traditional candy, and more. Activities vary by season.
Contact Info
Name: Program Director.
Phone: 570-992-6161.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Art, Social Studies, Science, Technology, Ecology.
Topics Covered: Varies.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can enjoy a variety of fun programs at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. During the spring, homeschoolers can work on their public speaking and social skills while demonstrating historic crafts and showing the farm’s animals to visitors on tours. This program may involve parent attendance or children ages 10 and up. Training and commitment carries over a 5 month period. Hands-on History programs are also available to homeschool groups, which focus on topics such as simple machines, 19th century clothing, and the traditions that the Pennsylvania-Germans brought with them to America. Learn more about homeschool programs.
 
Contact Info
Name: Program Director.
Phone: 570-992-6161.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Social Studies, Science, Technology, Art.
Topics Covered: Varies.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trip, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available.
Cost: Fee.

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