Crab Tree Farm Outdoor Self-Guided Tour 10AM

Crab Tree Farm Outdoor Self-Guided Tour



10:00 am


975 Sheridan Road Lake Bluff, IL


$25 members, $35 non-members

Enjoy Crab Tree Farm in the Splendor of Spring!

Treat yourself to a self-guided tour of this historic farm during the peak season for lilacs and crab trees in bloom.

Experience the art, architecture, and gardens of Crab Tree Farm, on Saturday May 15 at 10am or 1pm.

For your convenience, a digital map will be provided to guide you to designated markers with QR codes along your route as you explore the property. Using your camera app on your phone or iPad, simply scan the code to learn more about where you’re standing and what you’re viewing. You’ll be surprised at how much there is to learn!

History Center docents and volunteers will be available at certain points to guide you and answer questions.

Please note that for your safety and others, this tour will be mostly outside. Three building interiors will be available for a walk-through; among these will be The Lodge, which features the Arts and Crafts style furniture of Gustav Stickley and the workshop of Mike Jarvi.

Here’s what you need to know:

This tour will be largely self-guided. At 10am and 1pm History Center docents will provide an overview of the history of the farm and directions for the tour. To ensure that you know where to go, please be sure to arrive as close to the tour start time as possible.

The route will take about 60-90 minutes to walk if you stop at each designated marker, though you can skip any stop along the route.
Some (not-so-optional) guidelines:

Always wear masks indoors and social distance while on Crab Tree Farm property with those outside your household. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of fresh air and green spaces for all!

Relax and enjoy watching the cows graze and the swans drift peacefully on the pond. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch! (Just don't leave any snacks for the critters;).

Please remember and be respectful of the fact that this is a family home. Photography is strictly prohibited indoors and you are asked to limit outdoor photography as well. No photos may be posted on social media.

Do not walk or drive down the east roads to the neighbors’ property (there will be signs posted as reminders).

Please note that there are no bathroom facilities available for public usage.

All of these precautions will ensure a memorable and enjoyable visit to this pastoral paradise.