Maple Madness

Cool nights, but warm days are arriving, which gets the sap a’flowing. The staff will be demonstrating making maple syrup, and continuing the Bray Family tradition on the property which began more than 150 years ago.
Traditional and modern equipment will be used to make syrup as well as information regarding the folklore, history, and science about maple trees will be shared. During the tour, visitors will leisurely rotate through the Maple Grove, History Hut, Sugar Shack, and Sugar Shop which takes about hour. Live music and food for purchase will be part of the activities. Drangonwood Maple Syrup will be onsite with their locally produced maple syrup and other
maple products and honey for purchase. Cash, check and credit are accepted for purchases.

Date: Saturday, March 3
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
(Tours start approximately every half hour and take about one hour.)
Ages: All
Cost: Free
Location: Bray Family Homestead Park
Pre-Registration: Required. Register
by calling 317-774-2500 or emailing

Homeschool Maple Syrup Field Trip

Homeschool families are invited out to Bray Family Homestead Park for a field trip-styled program about making maple syrup, maple science, and history. The Bray family’s strong Quaker roots and history as one of the first settlers in Washington Township will lead us into a discussion about the Underground Railroad and maple syrup’s use as a ‘free-man’s sugar’. Please sign up for a one hour tour. Enter the park from Hinkle Road parking lot. Groups will be picked up by our wagon and transported to the first station. Dress for the weather and potentially muddy conditions.

Date: Friday, March 2
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
1:30 – 2:30 pm
2:00 – 3:00 pm
2:30 – 3:30 pm
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Ages: All
Cost: Free
Location: Bray Family Homestead
Pre-registration: Required. Register by calling 317-774-2500 or emailing

Maple Spile in tree