Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Preserving Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Heritage
A historic working farm that is operated as an open-air museum today, the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is an excellent stop for any student groups visiting the Poconos.
This 114-acre farm is open seasonally, allowing guests to come to watch costumed interpreters operate the farm and explain family life from the 1760s to 1913. The farm is considered to be a national historic district, reflecting a 19th century Pennsylvania German family farm. Observe animals, heritage crafts, gardens, historic buildings, and typical daily tasks during your visit.
Travel back in time and experience the sights, sounds and feel of life on a traditional 19th-century farm.
Actors in period clothing portray descendants of Johann Depper, and they will show you around the property, some highlights being the 1850s bank barn, original farmhouse, spring house, ice house, smokehouse, and more. There are several animals you will see along the way such as rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, cows, pigs, and more. The land itself is farmland, pastures, woodlands, and streams.
Student groups will have an educational workshop and tour options, as well as various special hands-on-history opportunities.