Explore this festival celebrating our shared Duneland heritage at the historic Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Authentic music, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and plenty of traditional food make this a fun and educational experience for all ages.
At the Bailly Homestead, a National Historic Landmark tucked away in a dense woodland, learn how Native Americans and early Euro-American immigrants lived, traveled and traded in the Duneland region. Take a short hike down the trail to the restored, 1900-era Chellberg Farm to discover the dramatic shift of land use from small farms to a more industrialized society featuring the rapid growth of transportation corridors and even early flight experiments in the dunes.
Finish your heritage journey at the modern Bailly/Chellberg Visitor Center and meet the diversity of people moving into the Duneland area, drawn by jobs in industry, tourism, and growing residential communities. Learn how these generations helped create the state park and national lakeshore and we all can help protect the natural and historic resources of our Duneland home.
For more information call the national lakeshore's information desk at 219-395-1882 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 394 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore includes 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. More than 2 million visitors come to this national park each year.
Last updated: October 23, 2017