Bloomsburg Fair Week, is the best time of year to visit the Caleb Barton House and Gardens at the Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, PA. The Fair and the Barton Home both date from 1855, when Caleb Barton built his home and the first Fair was held in Barton’s fields.
The restored Barton House preserves an excellent example of mid-nineteenth century Pennsylvania architecture. Many of the home’s paint colors match the original ones, and the style of decorating reflects the 1850s. The fireplaces in the living and dining rooms are original, and the reconstructed kitchen fireplace is true to the original one. Likewise, the garden displays plants commonly used in the 1850s.
During Bloomsburg Fair Week, the Barton House is open daily from 10 am until 6 pm. Each day there will be a Civil War physician re-enactor on the lawn, and demonstrations of different tasks such as woodworking and making horseradish, sauerkraut, or butter. Volunteers will discuss the 19th century plants in the garden as well.