Tours

 

In Mr. Stickley’s Home: Introductory Tour

 Hourly: Thursday - Sunday 12:15 to 3:15 p.m.

 No reservation necessary.

The Log House

Explore the Log House at Craftsman Farms, Gustav Stickley’s rustic country estate and a National Historic Landmark. Largely restored to its 1910 - 1917 appearance, the Log House at Craftsman Farms is the only home Stickley designed and built for his own use.  The basic tour takes visitors through the two main floors of Stickley's dream home, offering an in-depth look at Stickley's life and work. Our knowledgeable docents affords every visitor the opportunity to ask questions and discuss areas of interest. Plan your visit today.


Tour Su W 5-4-13Fresh Eyes Tour Series

The Stickley Museum is pleased to offer a variety of tours to our visitors. The Fresh Eyes Tours series runs on a rotating schedule and offers returning and first-time visitors opportunities to see Craftsman Farms in new ways.

 

Mr. Stickley’s Detectives: Time Travel Tour

DetectiveTour

Ages 6-9, MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Saturdays, July 5, August 2, September 6, and October 4, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Advance registration required.

Accompanied by an adult, kids use photo clues and handling objects to investigate life in the Stickley’s home 100 years ago.


Gustav Stickley lived at Craftsman Farms with his family from 1910-1917. What did the Stickley kids do for fun? What was their home like? What did they wear? What chores did they do? How are our lives different? And how are they the same? Just imagine what we can discover! 


Bring your young detectives and together we’ll travel back in time! Kids use photo clues and handling objects to explore what life was like in Stickley’s family home 100 years ago. This fun and engaging guided tour, created especially for families, explores the social customs, popular pastimes, and other aspects of daily life during the Progressive Era.

 

Advance reservations are required by 5:00 on Friday. Reserve your spot by purchasing your tickets today.

 

 

The Craftsman: Mr. Stickley’s Vision Tour

Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary

Mr. Stickley's VisionSaturdays, June 21 & 28, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Advance registration required.


In conjunction with the year-long statewide celebration, we offer this comprehensive tour of Craftsman Farms that takes a closer look at Gustav Stickey's life in New Jersey. The tour will highlight his innovations as a designer of furniture, home goods and family homes in the early 20th century and explore why Stickley decided to build his dream home in the Garden State.


The tour begins on the original entry road to the mile-square property, where attendees will be introduced to the broad scope of Mr. Stickley’s plans for Craftsman Farms, which drew on a combination of time honored wisdom as well as modern technology. Having grown up as a poor farm child and manual laborer, Mr. Stickley was keenly aware of the plight of the worker, and went to great lengths to build Craftsman Farms in a way that took some of the drudgery out of house and farm work. This tour includes an opportunity to visit the interiors of the two bedroom North Cottage as well as his family home, the Log House, which is the centerpiece of the property.


This tour is recommended for adults and children age 12 and up.


Please note: This is a 2-1/2 to 3-hour comprehensive experience that includes tours of two building interiors, moderate outdoor walking, and periods of extended standing. The tour will run in the case light rain.


Advance reservations are required. Reserve your spot by purchasing your tickets today.

 

 

 

In Mr. Stickley’s Steps: The Craftsman Farms Walking Tour

Home Page Walking Tour

Saturdays, July 12, 19 and 26

and August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2014

10:00 a.m. (weather permitting)

Advance reservation required

Imagine yourself as Mr. Stickley’s guest on this 1-½ hour walking tour. Stroll the grounds of Craftsman Farms, tour the North Cottage and visit the exterior of the Stickley-designed farm complex.


Please note: This is a 1-½ hour walking tour with a moderate degree of difficulty.


Advance reservations are required by 5:00 on Friday. Reserve your spot by purchasing your tickets today.


 

Mr. Stickley’s Style: Beauty, Simplicity & Harmony

 

Morris Chair in place RFSSaturdays, September 13 and 27,  

 

and October 11 and 25, 2014

 

11:00 a.m.

 

Advance reservation required.

 


 

Bring beauty, simplicity and harmony into your living space. Explore key elements of Mr. Stickley’s style and Arts & Crafts design in this 1-½ hour introduction and tour. Resource guide included.

 

Call 973.540.0311 or email education on greenblue for more information. Reserve your spot by purchasing your tickets today.


 

Holidays in the Log House: Candlelight Tour 

Holidays in the Log House: Candlelight Tours

Saturdays, December 6 and 13, 2014

5:00 p.m.

Return during the holidays to see the Log House festooned for the holidays. Take a tour set amid beautiful Arts-and-Crafts-inspired period decorations.




Twilight Tours at Craftsman Farms

 

Twilight TourSaturdays, January 11, February 8 and 15, and March 1 and 8, 2014
5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Advance reservation required.

 

 

 

Beginning at twilight, tour participants are invited to take in the beautiful glow of the Log house lanterns and capture a glimpse of evening life during the time the Stickleys were in residence at Craftsman Farms. 

 




 

 

 



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