Heritage Farm

Due to the extended closure of our facilities and the resulting staffing and financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Schaumburg Park District has made the difficult decision to house the Heritage Farm’s livestock at offsite locations for the next several months. Additionally, Heritage Farm facilities remain closed and any scheduled events and camps have been cancelled through the end of August. We hope to open some of the historic buildings to visitors for limited programs in autumn, and we hope to re-establish Heritage Farm’s livestock and living history program in 2021. As the situation continues to evolve, cancellations and closure information may change.

201 S. Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg · 847-985-2102

Step back into the 1880s for a look at when Schaumburg was a rural German farm community. On a visit to Volkening Heritage Farm, you can help with seasonal farm chores, participate in family activities and games of the 1880s or simply visit the livestock and soak in the quiet. Authentically dressed interpreters welcome and guide visitors through the site. Heritage Farm also offers a variety of school programs as well as programs for the general public.

Hours of Operation

Summer/Fall (April 1 - Nov. 20)

  • Farm & Visitor Center - Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Farm Grounds & Trails - Daily, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Winter (Nov. 20 - March 31)

  • Farm & Farm Buildings - CLOSED. Only open for special programs for groups by appointment and special events.
  • Farm Grounds & Trails - CLOSED Dec. 1 to March 1. Only open for special programs for groups by appointment and special events.


Admission to Heritage Farm is FREE; however, admission during scheduled special events may require an entrance fee.