Please note the grounds at Fischer Farm remain open, however the buildings are closed due to COVID-19.

History

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!

Present Day

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.

Hours

Wednesdays: Closed due to COVID-19
Fridays: Closed due to COVID-19
Saturdays: Closed due to COVID-19

Admission is free, donations are accepted.

Tours

Guided Tours  Book a tour at Fischer Farm to learn about a family who left their mark in Bensenville. Walk back through time as we explore our buildings that date back to 1836 and our grounds that were home to the Native Americans before the Fischers even knew it existed. You will surely leave our museum with wonder and knowledge of the importance of the Fischer family and what they accomplished throughout their time here. To book a tour date and time please call or email Pamela Deckert at PDeckert@bvilleparks.org. $3 per person, children under 2 are free.

Virtual Tours Book a time to virtually meet and learn about a family who left their mark in Bensenville. We will go back through time as we explore our buildings that date back to 1836 and our grounds that were home to the Native Americans before the Fischers even knew it existed. Similar to our guided tours, this option is dedicated to those who would like to have the Fischer Farm experience from the comfort of their home. To book a meeting date and time please call or email Pamela Deckert at PDeckert@bvilleparks.org. $15 per session.

 

General Phone

630-766-7015

Fischer Farm
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Winter 2021 Program Guide