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Located on Garfield Road north of Illinois 38, Campton Hills, Illinois


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1906 Dairy Barn

Museum Special Projects Director David Bauer will present two lectures on Midwestern barns at 10 am and 1 pm Saturday, October 20, highlighting this yearís restoration of the museumís massive 1906 dairy barn and 1913 silo.   Click here for more details

Museum Founder Martin Johnson
In Memoriam

Martin Eugene Johnson, 95, founder of Garfield Farm Museum, died September 11, 2018, at his home in Campton Hills, IL.  Memorial gathering 1-4 pm, Oct. 21, at Garfield Farm.
More about Martin


What You'll Find at Garfield Farm Museum

The museum offers a variety of educational, family, and entertainment events. Seminars are held on such topics as prairie, woodlands, and wetlands management; bat and blue bird box construction; and fruit tree grafting. Specials shows bring rare breed livestock, heirloom garden products and seeds, and collections of antique farm tools. Prairie walks are conducted monthly. And there are social events like barn dances and a candlelight tavern reception at the Inn in December. See the Calendar of Events for more details.

Garfield Farm Museum also welcomes school field trips. Go to the educational resources page for more details.

Internships in natural areas management and museum management are also available for high school, college, and graduate school students.

Directions to the Museum

Garfield Farm is in Campton Hills,IL on Garfield Road just north of Illinois Route 38 between Geneva and Elburn, Illinois. It is about 3 miles west of Randall Road, which is at the west edge of Geneva and St. Charles. From Illinois Route 38 turn north on Garfield Road and go about 1/4 mile to the museum's entrance.

Museum Hours and Fees

From June through September, the Garfield Farm Museum is open for drop in tours from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays and Wednesday. All other times by appointment, year round. (For an appointment to visit Garfield Farm Museum, call 630/584-8485.) Basic tour donation is $4 per adult and $3 per child under 13 years of age. Special events, seminars and classes have fees ranging from $6 to $500.

Contacting Garfield Farm Museum

By telephone: 630/584-8485
By mail: PO Box 403, LaFox IL 60147
By e-mail: info@garfieldfarm.org

updated 10/15/2018

 

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Garfield Farm Museum's Campton Historic Agricultural Lands