Groups at Buckley Homestead

Buckley Homestead bardyard

learning from history

The Buckley Family first settled in Indiana back in 1849. This centuries old farmstead is a unique part of Indiana history and our school and group visits are designed to give visitors a glimpse into that past. 

Two different guided visits are available, and listed below. Both trips will spend extensive time outdoors, please plan accordingly. 

Indiana History from 1850-1917

  • Dates available: Weekdays in May, June, September & October
  • Grades: 1st-4th
  • Prices: $3 per person, including teachers and chaperones; $50 minimum per group
  • Morning tours may be booked to start at 9 a.m. (two hour tours).
  • Afternoon tours may be booked to start at noon (two hour tours)
  • Reservations and pre-payment required at least ten days in advance by calling 219-769-7275

This tour is designed to enhance Indiana history taught in the 4th grade. It can be adjusted to fit the needs of younger grades, but is not recommended for Kindergarten or Pre-school groups. Students will visit each of three different sites; the 1910s farm, the 1900 one-room schoolhouse, and the 1850 log cabin. Interpreters are dressed in historically accurate clothing to add to the visual comprehension.

Hands On Pioneer Experiences 

  • Dates available:  Select days in April to early May
  • Grades: 3rd- 5th
  • Price: $7 per person, including teachers and chaperones
  • Reservations and pre-payment required at least ten days in advance by calling 219-769-7275

This daylong experiential educational program is guaranteed to create memories for years to come. Students learn about life during the early settlement period of southern Lake County. They learn about chores, recreation, school work, and challenges of life during 19th century.

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