Explore the buildings. Touch the artifacts. Connect with history.
16W680 Old Grand Avenue
Open to the public:
Admission is free, donations are accepted.
A special thank you to photographers, Kelly Anbach and Rebecca Delgadillo
Fischer Farm is believed to be one of the oldest remaining homesteads in the county. The Fischers established the home around the year 1838. Through the years, the Fischers built barns and a large farm house in 1920. The five acres of land at Fischer Farm is a Bensenville Park District park. The land just north of the cabin has been left untouched and is valued for its original seedbeds. This unchanged landscape is what settlers looked 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!
Upcoming Events at the Farm:
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Spring & Summer 2014 Events:
“Giants in the Park” | May 10 | 1-2:30 pm
Grand Army of the Republic | May 31 | 1-2:30 pm
Civil War Days | June 21 | 10 am-4 pm
Civil War Days | June 22 | 10 am-3 pm
Coming this Fall & Winter:
Artists & Authors | Sept 6 & 7
Heritage Day | Oct 11
Farmside Christmas | Dec 6