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“Authentic step back in time for whole family”

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Stroudsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Authentic step back in time for whole family”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Step back in time to a working 19th century farm. We've enjoyed going here several time a year for many years. The spring and fall festivals are excellent and members have access to special events like maple sugaring, ice cutting from the pond and the traditional holiday living nativity and Christmas Putz. During the week and on non-event weekends, a guide will give you a tour of farm but it will be much more low key. Definitely worth the drive. Good time for thw whole family.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Love it”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Great place to go for the Christmas weekends that they have. This will be a family tradition from now on

Visited December 2012
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Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always a wonderful treat”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

special celebration days are of special interest...christmas ...Fall ...spring...each adds a great deal to the interesting presentations as they surround the farm experience of the era.

Visited September 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Explore & experience the life of the original Pennsylvania German family from mid-18th century”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

The history of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm begins early 1760's when the Depper family left their home in the Palatinate region of Germany to start a new life in America. They sailed from Rotterdam to Philadelphia in, arriving in 1765, and eventually made their way north looking for land that they could farm. They settled in Quiet Valley near modern Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. It continues in the family until 1913, whe it was sold outside the family.
The original portion of the farmhouse, known today as the ‘cellar kitchen’, dates from the last quarter of the 18th century. A ground-floor bedroom and a loft for the children were added soon after. The farmhouse as it stands today was completed in the 1890’s with the addition of a parlor and ‘new’ kitchen furnished with a wood burning cook-stove. Up until that time the cooking for the family had been done at the open hearth in the original cellar of the house.
The tour of the farm is much more than an opportunity to see a museum. Period costumed ‘family members’ reenact life on the farm during two time periods – 1830 in the granddaddy cabin, cellar kitchen and bedroom; and 1893 in the ‘new’ kitchen and parlor. The actors strive to make their first-person interpretations as authentic as possible and they are always just as entertaining as they are educational. Family members will also show you the barn, complete with the appropriate farm animals and demonstrations of period farm equipment. Children love to try out the hay jump. A variety of 19th century crafts and skills are demonstrated daily with special demonstrations scheduled several times a week.

Visited December 2012
Thank Adam C
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2012

I remember going here when I was a kid and now I bring my daughter. This is a great place to learn the past and I love the events there. You have to go when they are making fresh cread in the stone oven it is so yummy!

Visited August 2012
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