In 1836, Conrad Fischer, his wife, and five of his children traveled from Hanover, Germany to what is now Fischer Farm. This immigration is a wonderful example of the broader pattern of American History.
The Fischer family built a house in approximately 1838. A portion of this house is still standing today and is considered the oldest remaining structure in DuPage County.
The Fischers owned a prosperous farm and dairy business. With their success they built an American four-square hipped roofed cottage in 1920. Fischer Farm is unique because of the complete assembly of buildings preserved documenting life from 1834-1930.
The land to the north of the buildings presently owned by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District has never been tilled or built upon and is valued because it contains the three major ecosystems of Illinois: prairie, forest and wetland.
The great grand children of Conrad Fischer grew up in the 1920 main farm house and are featured in some of the exhibits.