2007 Stewart Road
Harsens Island, Michigan 48028
Stewart Farm is a registered Michigan Historical Site. It was founded by Harvey Stewart in 1815, following his service in the War of 1812 as a Scout and Messenger for General William Henry Harrison. Stewart served as County Commissioner, Justice of the Peace, the first Clay Township Supervisor and as Master of Chancery in and for the State of Michigan appointed by Governor Cass. In 1849 his son Aura P. Stewart purchased 53 acres of his father's property. That portion of the original farm is still intact today as Stewart Farm. In 1850 Aura built the house that is on the site today. Aura P. Stewart served as Justice of the Peace and Township Supervisor and in his later years he was an author and local historian.
Stewart Farm is open by appointment to visiting school groups and non-profit organizations. The farm is 53 acres of woods, marsh, fields, ponds and restored tallgrass prairie located on beautiful Harsens Island in Lake St. Clair, Michigan. The island is accessible via a three minute $6 auto ferry ride departing from just West of Algonac, Michigan. Facilities at the farm include trails throughout all areas, cut fields for outdoor games, a picnic area, playground equipment, a one half mile long scale model of the solar system, old farm equipment and an indoor space for 100 people in case of inclement weather. Typical activities include bird watching, plant and animal studies, solar system model tours and ecology demonstrations. Special events open to the public have included prairie walks, seed collection, bird hikes, and lunar eclypse and planet alignment viewing. If your group would like to visit please contact Bob Williams at (248) 388-0465.
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Contact - Bob Williams - (248) 388-0465 or Bob@StewartFarm.org