1846 Garfield Inn on a misty autumn morning
Garfield Farm & Inn
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
The museum has added the nearby Mill Creek Prairie to
the farm site -- a 31-acre parcel that includes 20 acres that had been
a pasture, but never plowed. Work is already underway to restore and
rehabilitate the prairie. For more information, see the Mill
Creek Prairie page.
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.
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 $3
per adult and $2 per child under 13 years of age. Special events,
seminars and classes have fees ranging from $6 to $500.
By telephone: 630/584-8485
By mail: PO Box 403, LaFox IL 60147
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org