Gallant Farm Preserve

Delaware Free Hidden Gem Indoor Play

Play parlor games at Depression-era home, living-history museum Moms and daughters, dads and sons enter the warm, welcoming farmhouse in Delaware County. A kind volunteer, wearing an apron-covered gingham dress, greets the visitors of Gallant Farm Preserve by making cocoa on a vintage wood stove. Gallant Farm, a living-history museum at 2150 Buttermilk Hill Rd., opened in October. The recreated…


Stratford Ecological Center

Delaware Outdoor Play

Learn about farm life at nature preserve It was a warm spring day, and I wanted to spend it outdoors exploring a new place with my 2-year-old son, Max. I discovered the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, Ohio, while flipping through a county visitor’s guide. I had never before heard of this educational farm and nature preserve, located a half…


Perkins Observatory

Delaware Indoor Play

View moon, planets, stars at public viewings When I was a little girl, my dad often encouraged me to look up at the nighttime sky. Using his U.S. Navy-issued binoculars, he’d point out constellations, such as the Big Dipper and Orion. Dad also taught me about the phases of the moon and how a lunar eclipse is formed. Learning about…