Kline Creek Farm
Step back in time to experience life on a working farm in the 1890s at Kline Creek Farm at Timber Ridge Forest Preserve in West Chicago.
About Kline Creek Farm
Stroll through restored farmstead structures and meet the historically costumed interpreters operating this living history farm using the tools and techniques of the past. Activities and events at the farm re-create the seasonal rhythms that have governed farm life for centuries. For the safety of the farm animals, pets are not allowed at the site.
Kline Creek Farm presents 19th-century farm activities such as baking, canning, planting, harvesting, sheep shearing and ice cutting, through programs designed for individuals, families and groups.
Inside the Timber Ridge Visitor Center, seasonal exhibits present elements of the 1890s and the agricultural heritage of DuPage County. The center has modern restrooms, a drinking fountain, general forest preserve information and a center store where visitors can purchase beverages and snacks. Unique gifts are also available such as locally produced honey and soaps, Victoriana, children’s toys, games and books.
“A Day At The Farm” educational program allows students to see how families lived more than a century ago. The field trip provides opportunities for students to participate in a wide variety of farm activities.