Explore the buildings ~ Touch the artifacts ~ Connect with history
16W680 Grand Avenue, Bensenville, Il 60106
Wednesdays and Fridays: 9am-3pm
Admission is free, donations are accepted.
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 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 of all to enjoy. Program 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!
Need Gardeners, Landscapers, Fence Builders and more!
Keeping with the historical nature of Fischer Farm, Park District staff is in the process of putting in a kitchen garden that will include carrots, peas, tomatoes, sweet corn and a variety of herbs. Flower beds are also being expanded to accommodate Victorian-era flower gardens which will add a touch of color and beauty to the property. If you have interest in assisting us with these gardens, please contact Jonathan Sebastian at (630) 834-3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may simply fill out the Volunteer Interest Survey below.
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