Step inside the Charles and Hattie Olsen Farmhouse and red barn, home to Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear, for an introductory, educational journey into the historic life of the pioneers in the region. Open July 20 @ 11:00 am – October 12 @ 5:00 pm. Park Pass required.
The exhibit offers an appreciation of Native American and pioneer settlers that settled in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District and the Manitou Islands in the 1800’s – early 1900’s. Showcasing its original pantry, hardwood floors and woodwork, this rehabilitated pioneer homestead exemplifies the work and mission of (Preserve) Historic Sleeping Bear.
Through videos, displays and maps, become acquainted with the Olsen family who lived on the farm. Learn about the Port Oneida community. Staff can share their knowledge about special places to hike or swim and provide information about our educational programs.
Find gifts, apparel, 50th anniversary logo stickers and shirts, handcrafted soap, and books. Stop by on your hike or bike ride, to find a memento for yourself or for someone special. All proceeds support Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear projects and programs. Enjoy the grounds for your picnic, or begin your hiking or biking tour through the Port Oneida Rural Historic District using our field guide and map. Make it an educational outing for your club, school or senior citizen group.
Located on the M-22 Leelanau Scenic Heritage Route and the Bayview Trail 2 miles north of Glen Arbor
Please note: Flash photography, tripods, food, drink, strollers, or umbrellas are not permitted in the Olsen farmhouse or barn.
Accessibility: The farmhouse and the barn are accessible. The farmhouse has a ramp at the back door for access. The barn has a upward ramp to the main doors.