The 1812 Homestead and Farm Museum, originally settled as a family home and inn, now functions as an Educational Foundation and Museum of Living History. The 130-acre facility is open to the public and includes a farmhouse, wood shop, candle cabin, outdoor beehive-style oven, blacksmith forge, sugar house, spring house, one-room schoolhouse, nature trail, Tree House nature center, animal pastures, barns, gardens, lawns, and forest. The Homestead is located in the Adirondack Mountains, adjoining beautiful Long Pond, just 3 miles north of Willsboro New York, and is positioned within walking distance of Pok-O-MacCready Camps.
Visitors to the Homestead enjoy the tactile, “hands-on” experience of early 19th century, rural life. Campers can learn to make cedar shingles, dip candles by hand, and cook on the hearth. A camper favorite: caring for the animals! The 1812 Homestead has pigs, sheep, chickens, horses, and a donkey. Campers are encouraged to discuss gardening, food preservation and sustainability. Other facilities available to our campers are the nature trail, the Tree House nature center, and a one-room schoolhouse.
The 1812 Homestead Farm & Museum is open to the public 10:00am until 4:00pm, Monday through Saturday, during the months of May through September. The facility is also available to school groups, civic organizations, and may also be booked for private functions during the Fall months of September – November, and in the Spring months of March – May.
For more information on the 1812 Homestead Educational Foundation, please contact:
1812 Homestead Farm & Museum
4403 NYS Route 22
Willsboro, NY 12996
Phone: 518-963-7816 (home phone number for Jack Swan, 1812 Homestead Trustee)
Parking is available off Route 22 just north of Reber Road. Watch for the signs.
From Interstate 87-Take exit 33, go to Route 22 South and continue five miles, turn right on to Reber Road North.
From Essex and the Lake Champlain Ferry– Follow Route 22 North through the Town of Willsboro and continue three miles to the top of the hill. Take a left onto Reber Road, where the main entrance to the Homestead will be immediately on the right.