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Historic Farmstead

Guided House & Farm Tour
Experience Amish culture through a guided tour of the Stahly-Nissley_Kuhns farmstead. It is the only Amish farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You will see the out buldings, orginal & main houses, the Schweitzer bank barn, and out buildings. The tour includes a horse/tractor drawn wagon ride around the farm's pond where historical buildings have been preserved and moved to Amish Acres from neighboring farms.

Horse & Buggy Rides
Board an Amish buggy at the Wagon Shed for a slow ride down the farm's gravel lanes by the pond and willow trees.

Craft Demonstrations
Seasonal domestic craft demonstrations are practiced throughout the farm. Quilter quilt in the Gross Daadi house, bread in baked in the outdoor oven, and the broom maker is busy at work.

Family Style Dining
Enjoy a feast of Amish country favorites with famous Threshers Dinner that features a menu that has remained virtually unchanged for over four decades.

Luncheon Hours
Between 11 am and 2 pm during the week, except Sundays, an ever changing luncheon menu is offered that features recipes from the season.

The Round Barn Theatre
The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is created from a 1911 round barn that was dismantled and reconstructed on the historic farm. It features a repertory season of seven main stage productions, theatre for young audiences, summer acting camps and is highlighted by Plain & Fancy, the Broadway musical about Amish life and love. Season subscriptions are popular with the theatre's patrons.

Shopping
Take home a taste of local fare from one of our five shops. You may also shop online and purchase gift certificates.

Wine Tasting Loft
Sample regional wines from the Round Barn Winery in our loft tasting room.

Special Events
Many special events are spread throughout Amish Acres season.

2013 Arts & Crafts Festival
Celebrating 51 years, featuring over 300 artists from over 35 states in a marketplace surrounding the farm’s pond. It is selected as one of the Top 100 events in North America for the fifth time by the American Bus Association.

Pricing
Prices for individual attractions and total experience packages that include lodging.

Farming Methods
In the 19th and first half of the 20th century, millet, mint, rape, brom corn, sorghum, hemp, onions, cabbage, and tomatoes were all popular crops grown surrounding Nappanee, Indiana among the Amish farmers. Ploughing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting were all done by horsepower using equipment and machinery long since passed by among non-Amish farmers.

Farming Mint
Historic Farm Buildings

Amish Acres is a working farm to the extent that horses, cows, chickens, geese, and pigs inhabit the barnyards, barn, and animal sheds. The Amish neighbor cuts and bales hay three times a year using horse-drawn equipment.

Domestic demonstrations are practiced throughout the day, often reflecting the seasons. Special outbuildings, built in 1874, feature a food drying house, brick bake oven, and smoke house. These buildings long forgotten, were restored in 1969, with the knowledge and assistance of Albert Kuhns, son of the last owner of the farm.