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Seems to be an upturn after years downward trend. Great weekend, they had quite a few "prototype" baskets released for sale. Many more products for sale than the last few years. Enjoyable weekend. One problem, second floor of the Homestead is not open to people...More
On a cross country drive, I wanted to surprise my wife (a Longaberger collector for 25+ years) with a stop at the Homestead. As we pulled up, I was certain the place was shuttered and abandoned. Pot holes, general neglect and out buildings in disrepair....More
We pulled into a parking lot that probably holds 500 cars and we were one of only 5 cars. It was surprising how few people were visiting and I would think somewhat embarrassing for the owners. Museum area had some interesting displays but most areas...More
This was my first return visit to the once booming, very exciting Homestead in 15 years.
I wasn't expecting grandeur, a busy parking lot or long lines for the bathrooms. But, I most certainly did not expect to see large pot holes in the parking...More
Even though we knew this was no longer a thriving place we wanted to stop by while we were in the area. It was so sad to see the empty parking lot and buildings. We talked to a couple of workers and they said the...More
Basket sit at the end of the road at homestead across from where the Longaberger old home is on display.Unfortunately the family no longer signs baskets since it has been sold.We are attending the Big Spring event starting tomorrw
The Basket Company - has closed their headquarter building (but we did stop and get our picture made there) but they are still open at what is called The Homestead. It is a nice facility and has a beautiful big basket of apples outside the...More
We were very thrilled to see the building, but didn't realize that the headquarters has moved away and the building is closed and deserted! Since it's almost like looking at a photo, it's not worth going out of your way to drive to the empty...More
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Tony R, Manager at Longaberger Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016
I am sorry you did not get to tour our former Home Office but I hope you knew the Longaberger Homestead is still very much open and we have the world's largest Apple Basket!
We still offer Basket Manufacturing Tours through the week at...More