Website of the Week: Riley's Farm

Nestled in the apple growing foothills of historic Oak Glen, Riley’s Farm is a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theater, group banquet facilities and extended, historically-themed overnight stays.

Riley’s Farm is situated on 760 acres of land spanning San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and is home to the Joe E. Wilshire Packing Shed and orchards, originally constructed and homesteaded in the 1880s. The 55 acre portion of the farm currently open to the public is devoted to both agriculture and living history interpretation of the American Revolution, Civil War, Gold Rush Era, and the pioneering history of Old Oak Glen itself. Nearly 70,000 guests visit the farm every year to experience the sights and sounds of America’s past.

The grounds and buildings constitute interpretations of early American architecture and include a post and bean “public house,” a bakery, cider barn, colonial public house restaurant, and summer kitchen. A large parade ground or green fronts the public house along with a dry stone wall. The extensive farm grounds include historic Oak Glen apple trees along with new plantings of 18th century varieties such as “Roxbury Russet,” “Ashmead’s Kernel,” and “Seek No Further.”

Riley’s Farm – Americans Made Here

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