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Where the homestead is the classroom.

Waldorf Kids Farm Life Experience

GeerCrest's known history starts with when Ralph and Mary Geer arrived in the Willamette Vally.  They established their homestead on 640 acres in the spring of 1848. Theirs was the second land claim awarded in Oregon.  The house was finished in 1851.  The farm became an important nursery during the establishment of the fruit industry in the Willamette Valley. Some heritage trees from that time still remain. 

Staying at GeerCrest Farm

We are a historic homestead and lodging is rustic. We have a few rooms available in our farmhouse. You may also camp in a tent, an RV or even our tree house! There is a composting toilet nearby. We also have fresh drinking water, as well as an outdoor kitchen available for use.


Summer camp at geercrest farm


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  • From historic apple orchards to school children experiencing self-reliance and self-worth in a family farm environment, GeerCrest Farm has shared bounty, history and family farming with Oregon and Oregon families for almost 170 years.

  • Our mission is to nurture personal growth and learning through immersive educational programs in farm life, nature, and the history of GeerCrest Farm.
  • GeerCrest Farm & Historical Society    |    12390 Sunnyview Rd NE, Salem Or 97317    |    503-873-3406    |