Thursday, September 3, 2015

That 70's Vacation - Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

So as we started planning, my mother had been complaining discussing with my father about how she would like to be more involved with our family vacations. So this Labor Day Weekend, she was responsible for picking our Thursday afternoon activity.

Based on our travel plans, we were scheduled to be near the Poconos and staying at the Four Points in Scranton, PA. After some internet research, she picked Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.

The fun part of this experience is that the farm is a 19th century Pennsylvania German farm dedicated to the preservation and education of rural farm. It is staffed with men and women who act out historical characters from the 1800's. They go through how the original family arrived here and settled the terrain to build the home for future generations of their family.

Adults are charged $10 and kids over 3 years old are charged $5 for the visit. So $25 for my family was a full price to pay for a few hours. The tour isn't a typical "walk through as a group" format, but rather more like a living museum where you'd walk at your own pace and direction. As you come across various sections of the farm where you'd encounter different characters in the middle of various rural farm activities such as chopping wood, tending animals, weaving chairs and working the loom.

We'd learn about different aspects of living there and working with the various tools.

My favorite part was visiting with all the different animals, including horses, pigs, goats, sheep, cows and even wild turkeys.

As you can see, I had a blast!

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