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Julian Homestead

Suggested for ages 4 and up
3-4 hour program

​$12-20/person for day trip bookings with a 25 student minimum.
$25/student and $15/adult for open sign up days with no group minimum requirement.
Children 3 and under are free to accompany.
Discounts for student groups of 76 or more!


Group Coordinator is invited to attend for free, with a 25 student minimum
Group coordinator will also receive up to a $100 gift certificate for personal use to another event!

Some restrictions apply. Inquire for more details!

 After a long journey headed west, it's time to settle in and work the farm! 
With no modern conveniences available nearby, we need to be self sufficient if we're going to make it on our own! 
Julian's homesteading history began in the mid 1800's, and the property of Fort Cross is chalk full of genuine stories of that early time. Every activity station will include real stories from the history of the surrounding area, and important people from Julian's past. 

Click here to see photos of what to expect during a typical Julian Homestead Tour!


Hayride: with old fashioned folk song sing alongs 

Hoedown: Folk dancing with jug band participation

Old Time Games: Walking on stilts, tug-o-war, hoops & sticks, game of graces, gunnysack race (time restraints may limit how many     

games are played)

Frontier Chores: Laundry, gathering sticks for the fire, dough rolling, and butter making the old fashioned way! Candle dipping, too! Yours

to keep!

Farming: Plowing and gardening. Plant a seed to take home!

Animals: Help feed and take care of the animals while learning the important role that they played in early California frontier life.
Craft: Make an old fashioned toy such as a corn husk doll or whirligig!

Things to bring:
Picnic Lunch
Closed Toe Shoes
Plenty of Water (potable water available)
Money for Gift Shop
Spirit of Adventure!

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