Stearns Homestead

About the Farm

Stearns Homestead is a family-friendly place for kids of all ages.

When you visit on weekends, make time to take a guided tour of the two houses at the homestead with one of our volunteers. The houses are museums, furnished in the period style they were occupied.  The Stearns House, built in the 1850s and the Gibbs House, built in 1920, are furnished with items correct for the period donated by Parma residents.

A walk around the pond out back of the barnyard offers a quiet, peaceful place to watch ducks swim, turtles sun themselves, and hear frogs croak.

Sit a spell on the benches just past the cabin and under the shade of the big oaks, overlooking the horse pasture.

Animal feed is sold on weekends – only animal feed sold at the homestead is allowed to be given to the farm animals.

This forty eight-acre farm has lots of animals – always a favorite with the children – as well as two historic museum houses and a Yankee barn.

Bitty is a miniature donkey and is always ready to great visitors

The Country Store offers hand-made items, children’s books, antiques and collectibles along with ‘penny’ candy, beverages and snacks for sale. A Stearns Homestead t-shirt might be the perfect gift for that someone special.

Our farmers market stand will feature our own produce from our gardens, honey, and fresh chicken and duck eggs. Be sure to shop early! Our farm fresh eggs go quickly!

So, whether you’re a history buff, a teacher, parent, or grandparent looking for a kid-friendly fun and educational activity, come experience a slice of old fashioned farm life.

brown horse with children
Gibbs house
The Gibbs House
historial marker for steanrs homestead
Ohio Historical Marker
red building, the country store
The Country Store

Stearns Homestead