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In Mr. Stickley’s Home: The Essential Tour
Thursday through Sunday
Tours leave the Museum Shop at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 p.m.
No reservation necessary.
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.
Fresh 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
Ages 6-9, MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Saturdays, July 5, August 2, September 6, and October 4, 2014
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
Saturdays, June 21 & 28, 2014
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
Saturdays, July 12, 19 and 26
and August 9, 16,
September 19, 2014
Thursday - Sunday
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