Homeschool Day at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm


Where in the metro can you go on a horse-drawn hayride, taste fresh maple syrup, work with a real blacksmith, and play some pioneer games? On homeschool day at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm.

For those who don’t know about Mahaffie, it is the last stagecoach stop on the Oregon Trail that is still open to the public. They offer hayrides, stagecoach rides, and sleigh rides dependent on season and weather, as well as a variety of indoor and seasonal outdoor activities.

Even the work is fun here as the kids knead bread and make biscuits, help churn butter, make soap, and practice shucking corn. These activities and more give kids the opportunity to experience running a stagecoach stop and farm in the 1860s.

If you couldn’t make it this time, the Spring Home School Day is April 17th, and you can sign up directly with Mahaffie here.

Here are some of the fun things the kids got to do:

DSCN6485Horses waiting for the hayride

DSCN6487Hand Threshing Demonstration

DSCN6490Fresh Maple Syrup

DSCN6491Maple Syrup Tap (Tastes like sweet lumber…)

DSCN6497Smithing Demonstration

DSCN6519How to play Graces



DSCN6536Guided tour of Mahaffie House


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