Kline Creek Farm offers educational programs including harvesting, canning, planting, maple sugaring and more. These programs are seasonal in nature and are available to school, youth and community groups. In the summer, the farm offers a unique, one-week day camp called Farmhands.
Kline Creek Farm is involved in many different agricultural activities, such as the production of grain and hay, and raising livestock such as Percheron work horses, Southdown sheep, Shorthorn and Angus cattle, and chickens.
Depending on the season, there’s always something going on in the kitchen garden, like planting, weeding, or harvesting. The produce grown in the garden is processed or canned in the summer kitchen.
Kline Creek Farm Tours
A self-guided tour brochure is available at the visitor center. The house and summer kitchen are available for guided tours only; tours are available on the hour from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily when the farm is open.
The Timber Ridge Visitor Center features educational exhibits about the 1890s and the agricultural heritage of DuPage County. It also offers modern restrooms, a drinking fountain, snacks, and trail information for Timber Ridge Forest Preserve.
For information regarding programs and events at Kline Creek Farm, see Education, or contact the farm office at (630) 876-5900.
Kline Creek Farm volunteers have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of 1890s farm activities and, in turn, help guests share in the experience. From cooking on the wood-burning stove to working with horses, volunteers are able to work in areas of specific interest. For more information, call Volunteer Services at (630) 933-7681.