AAA Editor Notes
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is 3.5 mi. s.w. on US 209 Bus. Rte., then 1.5 mi. s.e. to 347 Quiet Valley Rd. This 115-acre living-history museum is a restored late 18th- through 19th-century Pennsylvania German farm. Guides in period clothing conduct tours of historic buildings, which include a house, barn, cabin, smoke house, springhouse, icehouse, dry house, maple sugar house and tool sheds. A bake oven can be seen, and crafts are demonstrated daily. Corn, flax, potatoes, rye and wheat are grown, and farm animals include chickens, goats, horses, pigs, rabbits, sheep, turkeys, a cow and a mule.
Special themed events are held select weekends throughout the year. During Farm Animal Frolic in May visitors can pet baby farm animals, enjoy pony or wagon rides, and watch sheep shearing. In October, Harvest Festival features folk entertainment, children's activities, and traditional craft demonstrations such as spinning, weaving and basket making. The Old Time Christmas celebration includes a living nativity scene and a visit from Pennsylvania German folk figure Belschnikel.
Pets and smoking are not permitted.
Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.