ALERT: Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center is closed for the remainder of Friday. All season passes, punch passes and single-day admission tickets will be honored at Splash Country Water Park. Phillips will resume regular operating hours and be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks for your understanding.
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Blackberry Farm

100 S. Barnes Road, Aurora, Illinois ● 630-892-1550      Directions

Blackberry Farm is a living history museum where pioneer life is re-created through educational demonstrations and hands-on fun. Admission to Blackberry Farm includes unlimited rides on the train, hay wagon, pedal tractors, paddle boats, carousel and ponies.

See park features and attractions in this HD photo tour!

  • Adventure Playground: An extensive network of climbing decks, slides, ropes and catwalk-style bridges connecting an array of playhouses on multiple levels with zip line.
  • Discovery Barn: See chickens, sheep, piglets, baby goats and more
  • Pioneer Cabin (1840s): Dutch oven cooking, candle dipping, soap making, heirloom gardens, butter making
  • Wagner House (1840s): Post-and-beam constructed home from early downtown Aurora
  • Pottery Shop (1850s): Visit P.H. Smith’s Shop and experience many facets of 19th century pottery making–fired on site
  • Blacksmith Shop (1900s): Watch the blacksmith at work on our forge
  • Weaver’s Cabin (1860s): Busy spinners card and spin wool and flax while weavers weave rugs and textiles on our antique looms
  • One-Room Schoolhouse (1880s): See what learning was like for children in the classroom
  • Huntoon House (1890s): Victorian room settings, treadle sewing, quilting, demonstrations and exhibits
  • Early Streets Museum: Features 12 old-fashioned shops
  • Carriage House: Offers horsedrawn vehicles
  • Picnic Areas: Several public picnic areas are available throughout the park
  • Summer Kitchen Concessions:  View full menu

View map of Blackberry Farm 

Upcoming Special Events

Antique Car Show
Su, July 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us for our annual car show featuring the area’s most unique and amazing cars!
Call 630-892-1550 for more details. Free with admission.

Olivia’s Barnyard Blast
Su, July 10 at 1 p.m.
Celebrate National Barn Day with Olivia and friends

Summertime Family Fishing
Su, July 24 from 10 a.m. to noon
$5 – Stay and enjoy the park after fishing! Bait will be available. Non Resident fee: $7

Family Bash
Sat, July 30 at 7 p.m.
$5 – Enjoy the show at Blackberry Farm with rides, games and more! Arrive early for a shot at the dunk tank. At dusk, watch Toy Story outdoors! Bring blankets, picnic baskets and lawn chairs.

 

2016 Season Hours

Regular Season: May 1 to Oct. 30

May
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June to August
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September – Open Friday through Sunday
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October
Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day (Oct. 10): 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holidays
Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2016 Holiday Hours District-wide

Daily Admission

Regular Season Admission (May to October)

Resident

Children Under 2 Free
Children/Seniors $4.50
Adults $5

Non-resident

Children under 2 Free
Children/Seniors $7
Adults $8

FREE Family Fun Days

On select dates throughout the summer, Blackberry Farm hosts Family Fun Days that provide FREE admission for Illinois residents as part of a statewide free museum days promotion. All guests must have a valid ID providing proof of Illinois residency.

Please be advised that Family Fun Days tend to be quite crowded. Large crowds will result in longer wait times for rides and attractions. Blackberry Farm reserves the right to refuse admittance when park attendance reaches capacity. Admission will be closed during these times and allowed only in accordance with guests exiting.

Group reservations cannot be scheduled for free days.

2016 Family Fun Days

  • Wednesday, May 11 (9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 25 (9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, June 8
  • Wednesday, June 22
  • Wednesday, July 6
  • Wednesday, Aug. 3

Family Fun Day hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise

Season Passes

Purchase a season pass at any community center or

Click here to purchase online

RESIDENT

Regular Season Rates 
Children Under 2 Free
Individual $30
Family of 4* $100
Each addl’ family member $20

 

NON-RESIDENT

Regular Season Rates
Children Under 2 Free
Individual $40
Family of 4 $140
Each addl’ family member $25

*A family is a maximum of 2 adults and unmarried children 21 and under living at the residence. Children 22 and over living at home, and any other relative or individual may not be included in this household. They are considered individual residents and must be set up and entered into our system as an individual household.

 

Reservations & Parties

After-hour and daytime reservations are available for celebrations of all kinds!

Weddings • Receptions • Family Reunions • Graduation Parties • Baby Showers • Meetings • Retreats • Company Picnics • Special Events

View more information about Blackberry Farm’s Reservation Opportunities and Birthday Party Packages

Weddings at Blackberry Farm
School Programs & Field Trips

Our educational experiences complement classroom curriculum for grades Pre-K and up. Topics and hands-on activities align with Illinois State Standards.

For more information or to reserve a visit, please call 630-892-1550.

Guided History Adventures

  • Apple Hayride
  • Destination: 1800s
  • Pioneer Exploration
  • One-room Schoolhouse

Self-guided Field Trips

  • Aurora History
  • On the Farm
  • A Day at Blackberry Farm

History in the Classroom

Programs At-A-Glance
  • Outdoor Facilities
  • Ages 0-2
  • Ages 3-5
  • Ages 6-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Active Adults
  • Leagues
For more information