Fall is our favorite time of year, and we are so excited to share our farm with you! We have many traditions in the Dollinger Family, and we hope you will be a part of our fall tradition each year. The farm has been in the Dollinger Family since 1852. It used to be the entire town of Dresden, Illinois, platted in 1836. Grandma's house (located next to the Bee Barn) was formerly known as Rutherford's Tavern and served as a stop on the stagecoach line.
The old barn is in the National Register of Historic Places. It is a beautiful old building right along the Illinois and Michigan Canal, lovingly called the "Mule Barn." Hard working mules could get a good night's rest after a long day of pulling cargo up the canal.
Since we are near the confluence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines Rivers, Native Americans often passed through here. To keep the history alive, each Sunday there is a Native American Exibit.
This little part of the world is full of history and intrigue. A visit to the farm is a lovely journey into the past. Located in Channahon, Illinois, it is easily accessible to all of Chicagoland. We hope to see you this fall!
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Open Daily • 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
September 19 - October 30, 2016