Tours

 

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.

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. 


This basic tour lasts approximately one hour and 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 afford every visitor the opportunity to ask questions and discuss areas of interest.


Tours depart from the Museum Shop.


Advance registration is not required for this tour.

 

Plan your visit today.

 

Holiday Decorations

Beginning November 28, the Log House will be festooned for the holidays in period style with a focus on Gustav Stickley's own ideas about the season. Using holiday greens, pinecones, and the home's forest palette, the decorations bring nature indoors and spotlight the Arts and Crafts movement's emphasis on finding beauty in simplicity and natural materials.


North Cottage Exclusive

On three special Saturdays, your paid admission to the Essential Tour in the Log House grants you access to the decorated North Cottage as well. See period holiday decorations as they might have been in a home with children, as the Cottages were where two of Gustav Stickley's daughters, Barbara and Mildred, lived with their small children over a hundred years ago. A must-see remarkable treat!  November 29, December 6 and December 13 only.

 


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.

 

Holidays in the Log House: Candlelight Tour 

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Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, 2014

5:30 p.m.

Advance registration required.

Return during the holidays to see the Log House festooned for the holidays. Take a special after-hours tour set amid beautiful Arts-and-Crafts-inspired period decorations. Tours explore early 20th century holiday traditions with an Arts and Crafts approach, and visitors can delight in the holiday season as Gustav Stickley and his family might have celebrated. Reserve your spot by purchasing tickets today!

 

 

Twilight Tours at Craftsman Farms

Twilight TourSaturdays in 2015

dates to be announced
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. 




Mr. Stickley’s Detectives: Time Travel Tour

DetectiveTour

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

2015 dates to be announced

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.

 

The Craftsman: Mr. Stickley’s Vision Tour

Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary

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

NEW DATE ADDED: October 25, 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.

 

 

 

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

Home Page Walking Tour

Saturdays in 2015

dates to be announced

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.


 

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

Morris Chair in place RFSSaturdays in 2015  

dates to be announced

11:00 a.m.

Advance reservation required.

 

Whether you’re taking on the restoration of a historic bungalow, or simply looking to integrate a few Craftsman pieces into your home, our “Beauty, Harmony & Simplicity” tour breaks down the elements of Mr. Stickley’s style into parts, making it easy to get the look in your own home.

 

Once you have the tools you need, tour the Log House, Gustav Stickley’s masterpiece of Arts & Crafts design and be inspired!


This 1½ hour introduction and tour includes a resource guide.

 

 

 



November 24, 2014

 

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CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day


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