Fischer Farm is believed to be one of the oldest remaining homesteads in the county. The Fischer’s established their home around the year 1836. Through the years, the Fischer’s built barns and a large farm house in 1919. The land just north of the cabin has been left untouched and is valued for its original seedbeds. This unchanged landscape is what settlers peered upon when they arrived in the area. Fischer Woods is a rare forest preserve with the remnants of prairie, wetland and woodland ecosystems.
The mission of Fischer Farm, based off of the mission of the Bensenville Park District, is to enhance the quality of life through the preservation of our local and natural history, and through recreational opportunities for all to enjoy. Programs shall promote the awareness of the historical and ecological significance of the site. The Bensenville Park District in partnership with the DuPage County Forest Preserve has been working to restore the property and land. We invite you to come and enjoy this piece of history!
Today, Fischer Farm is used in a variety of ways, all centered around bringing people out and keeping the history of the farm alive. The farm hosts special events, provides tours of the facility, features camps and programs to connect youth to the outdoors, and provides a place for people to host outings and events.
Admission is free, donations are accepted.
Guided Tours | M, W, F, Sa | 12:00P: Come visit the farm for a unique tour that will be sure to take you back in time. Learn about the Fischer Family who set the building blocks for the Bensenville Community. Connect with the past and explore buildings dating back to 1836.
Self-Guided Tours | M, W, F, Sa | During open hours
Special Events at the Farm
May 17 | Farmside Yard Sale – 10:00A-3:00P
June 27 | Movies in the Park – 8:30P
July 24-25 | Family Campout – 5:00P-9:00A