Experience the restoration of the Stahly-Nissley-Kuhns farmstead, the only Amish farm listed in The National Register of Historic Places. The story behind this wonderful example of Amish living goes back to when widow Barbara Stahly and her five sons migrated from Germany to the southwest corner of Elkhart County, in 1839, making them, according to University of Chicago historian James Landing, likely the first Amish settlers in Indiana.
Now visitors can enjoy such attractions as a guided tour of the Stahly-Nissley_Kuhns farmstead which showcases the original main houses, the Schweitzer bank barn, and out buildings. The tour includes a horse/tractor drawn wagon ride around the farm’s pond where historical buildings have been preserved and moved to Amish Acres from neighboring farms.
Other activities include:
Amish Horse and Buggy Rides
Sleek standard breed horses pull traditional black Amish buggies down the gravel lane around the historic farm’s pond and through the woods. The nostalgic clip clop of the horse’s hooves is still a prevalent sound along Nappanee’s county roads and city streets.
Seasonal domestic craft demonstrations are practiced throughout the farm. Quilter quilt in the Gross Daadi house, bread in baked in the outdoor oven, and the broom maker is busy at work.
Family Style Dining
Enjoy a feast of Amish country favorites with famous Threshers Dinner that features a menu that has remained virtually unchanged for over four decades.
The Round Barn Theatre for live Golden Era of Broadway shows and dinner theater as well as overnight lodging at the Nappanee Inn and the Inn at Amish Acres.