Step into life in an 1880s Ozark homestead at McHaffie's Homestead on the Silver Dollar City Square. A real, hewn-log cabin built in 1843 by the pioneering Levi Casey family, it was home to the McHaffie family before it was reassembled and preserved at Silver Dollar City in 1960.
As you wander through this authentic "saddlebag" log cabin, you can sit on a featherbed, rock in a chair in front of the fire, smell corn bread cooking on the wood-fired stove, and talk with the Homestead family as they do their daily chores.
Visit the barnyard out back, with goats, rabbits, turkeys, ducks and ponies. See an old steam tractor running a shingle saw, then take a seat in the one-room schoolhouse and test your knowledge, as the schoolmarm presents the lessons of the day. Please note: McHaffie's Homestead Animal Barnyard will close 1 hour prior to park closing.
Entertainment is 1880s-style, too. Join the talented Homestead Pickers as they play and sing on the front porch, and sing along on some old-time favorites. Don’t miss storytelling with Aunt Judy, who keeps kids and grandparents alike enthralled with tall tales and old-fashioned yarns.
Rediscover the fun of low-tech, high-touch, family-centered life in the 1880s Ozarks at Silver Dollar City’s McHaffie's Homestead!
Please note: The Animal Barnyard will close at 5pm during An Old Time Christmas.