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Blackberry Farm, Aurora

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Blackberry Farm is a living history museum on 54 scenic acres with a lake, ponds and a meandering stream. The grounds contain an arboretum with more than 200 varieties of trees, floral displays and historic agricultural gardens.

Blackberry Farm has five museums including the Carriage House, the Farm Museum, the Early Streets Museum and the Huntoon House. These contain an outstanding collection of late 19th century artifacts used in every facet of life. In the Carriage House, there are 40 carriages, sleighs and commercial vehicles. The Farm collection has many rare implements dating from the mid-1800s to 1910. The Streets Museum houses 11 late Victorian-era exhibit stores including a music shop, pharmacy, general store, photography shop and toy store.

Many period craft demonstrations bring Blackberry Farm to life. Visitors can watch demonstrations of blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, sewing and pottery, as well as visit a one room schoolhouse, an Aurora home from the 1840s, and a farm cabin. In each area, demonstrators depict activities and life of the bygone era.

Children and their parents will enjoy a ride on the restored miniature train to visit the pioneer cabin, where they can take an old-fashioned hay wagon ride along Blackberry Creek. Back at the village, they can ride the carousel, paddle boats or the ponies.

Food is available at the outdoor Summer Kitchen that overlooks a pond with a spraying fountain. Visitors may bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the picnic groves along the lake shore.

The Gift Shop, located in the town square, carries handcrafted textiles and pottery made in the park. Special orders are also taken. For more information or reservations, call 630-892-1550.
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  • considering everything except food for 1 price, it was a heck of a value. Pony rides, train rides, tractor rides, animals, museum, play areas, and much more. Wish it was a little closer to our home, o...  more »
  • We visited Blackberry Farms 3 times in July/August. Twice for their summer out door concerts on Thursday evenings and once for their Wine and Canvas. We had an awesome time for each event. The concert...  more »
  • I have visited Blackberry Farm two or three times per month for the past eight or nine years. My grandchildren have enjoyed it from age two or three to age twelve or so. The grounds are beautiful and ...  more »
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  • The people who work here are knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. The Weaver's Cabin is a personal favorite spot to visit; interesting and interactive for kids and adults alike. Almost all of the park is wheelchair accessible (except the back properties, Wagner House and the Log Cabin), and there are playgrounds, picnic areas, and a concessions stand (although if you want a substantial meal I would recommended packing your own food). Lots of cute farm animals!
  • A lot of activities for a small fee. The facility was clean, well maintained, and fun for my kids (under 4). I will return again soon.
  • This is just the darn cutest little farm to go visit. I find it fun with my littler nieces and nephews to visit. The staff are friendly and understanding of the average age of the visitors, the food is good, and its an all around good time. If you haven't been its a good Saturday afternoon trip.
  • It was a fun time my daughter, she is 6 and there is so much for her to do. it was a good.
  • Friendly staff and fun things to do make Blackberry Farm a family fun place. Grandparents safe and kid friendly

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