The 17 Mile House is a 160-year old farm which served as a resting stop for pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860s. The Farm Park also features a trailhead connecting to the Cherry Creek Regional Trail and its 32-acres a portal to Colorado’s eco-system. You can visit for FREE during monthly Open House events. The next one is Saturday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The October Open House theme is Dairy Day. Learn about the property’s dairy history (1880-1950). Visit the milking parlor in the barn, milk house, and butter churn display. Make and taste your own butter!
There will also be small-group tours of the historic 17 Mile House and barn.
This County-designated heritage area includes a historic house, red barn, silo, milk house and loafing shed, which were restored to their known condition in the early 1900s, as well as two windmills and 32 acres of open space.
This event is FREE, but registration is required. Sign up here.
8181 S. Parker Rd., Centennial.