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Burnside Plantation a stop on Open Gate Farm Tour

September 24th, 2015 |

September 22, 2015 | In The News

Written by Sarah K. Satullo for Lehigh Valley Live

Learn about colonial farming and sample fresh hot apple cider this fall at historic Burnside Plantation.

Burnside Plantation is joining the Open Gate Farm Tour this fall and fun family-friendly activities are planned. ( file photo)

From 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 18, the plantation is one of the stops on the Penn State Extension’s Open Gate Farm Tours of Lehigh and Northampton counties, according to a news release. The farm tours seek to educate the public about local agriculture.

Burnside will give tour visitors a glimpse into historic agricultural farming practices. Visitors can go on guided tours of the farm’s historic buildings and colonial summer kitchen for a small fee.

There will be cider press demonstrations and hot apple cider served in the Haas Barn. Families can join in on pumpkin decorating and colonial games.

Burnside is a restored historic farm that was established in 1748 by Moravians James and Mary Burnside. The plantation features the original farmhouse and barns and farm buildings dating to the mid-1800s.

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