Buckley Homestead

Buckley Homestead bardyard banner
Buckley horses and cows
Buckley log cabin
Buckley Doctor Quackenbush
Buckley Trails

The around 575 acre Buckley Homestead is a living history farm that has been in the care of Lake County Parks since 1983. There are live animals throughout the park, an old fashioned school house, and the 100+ year-old Buckley Barn earns the entire homestead a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

AddressBuckley Homestead Barnyard: 3606 Belshaw Road
Lowell, IN 46356 

(Visitors Center/Parking lot is on Hendricks Street)

HoursPark is open 7 a.m. to sunset  all year round

Historic Buildings open seasonally


Maintenance number: 219-696-0769

AddressCalumet Astronomy Center: 19110 Chase Street
Lowell, IN 46356

Buckley Homestead features

  • Multiple historical Buildings (open seasonlly)
  • Living History Farm
  • Shelter Rentals
  • Guided group tours (reservations)
  • Seasonal Hayrides
  • Hiking & Horse trails
  • Gift shop (September & October weekends)

  • Program fee (special activities)
  • Special events
  • Leashed Pets Welcome*
  • Toilets ("old-fashioned non-flushable")
  • Toilets (flush at the Visitor Center)

*Pets are not permitted during special events.

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