Historic Wagner Farm
|Address:||1510 Wagner Road
Glenview, IL 60026
|Office Hours:||Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm
Sun.: 9 am-3 pm
Wagner Farm will be closed to the public on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 due to Northshore Baconfest.
Keep up with what’s new at the Glenview’s Park District’s Wagner Farm by visiting the farm’s blog, Wagner Feed, winner of the Illinois Association of Park Districts and Illinois Park and Recreation Association Agency Showcase Award for Outstanding Electronic Communications in 2010 and 2011. Here you can view and comment on photos and stories about the workings of a genuine American farm and get the latest information on upcoming events at the farm. Come back often!
Where History Meets Education
- Milk a cow
- Feed a chicken
- Attend a barn dance
- Tour a restored farmhouse
- Take a hayride in a horse-drawn wagon
- Watch corn being planted
- Learn about where the food we eat comes from
The Glenview Park District’s 18.6 acre Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. The farm provides a unique opportunity for families to learn about our farming heritage and experience first hand “the way things used to be.”
In addition to the cows in the pasture, Wagner Farm has chickens, draft horses, and pigs as well as a restored farmhouse and barn and the award-winning Wagner Farm Heritage Center. The Heritage Center contains interactive exhibits where you can learn about farming from the early 20th century through the present, “shop through history” at our 1930′s Grocery Store or purchase a souvenir of your visit from our Museum Store.
If your kids think that milk comes in a carton, corn comes in a can and chicken comes in a cellophane wrapped package, it’s time for a visit to Wagner Farm.
Farm Opens New Inteactive Silo Exhibit
- Step inside an actual two-story silo
- Turn the crank of a silage machine and watch “corn plants” delivered to the top
- Learn about the history of silos and silage through informative photos and displays
- Build your own miniature silos of wood, brick and metal using customized building blocks
In development for two years, the exhibit was made possible when farm staff rescued a two-story silo artifact that was was being decommissioned from the Sauder Village Museum in Archbold, Ohio.
The silo exhibit is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm.
The Wagner Farm Team
(click on team member names to email)