Thank you for considering Stone Gables Estate, home of the historic Ironstone Ranch, The Star Barn Village, St. Michael’s Vineyard, Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad and Herr’s Mill Covered Bridge for your next event, group tour or horseback riding experience!
Group Tours at Stone Gables Estate presenting The Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad, The Star Barn Village, and Ironstone Ranch.
Ride the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster Railroad
Ride an 1860’s replica of a 4-4-0 steam locomotive as it huffs, chugs, whistles, hoots, and rings its bell, traversing the original 1832 railroad bed on which President Lincoln’s funeral train traveled on April 22, 1865.
The 1850’s era coach you will travel in transports you back in time as you meander along the rails, passing the hand-cut and stacked original stone wall through the rail cut. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the forested ride through the center of the 275-acre Stone Gables Estate. Marvel at some of the 250 to 350-year-old “witness” trees along the rail line that were there when the original funeral train passed through.
A station stop at the restored 1844 Herr’s Mill Burr Arch covered bridge provides breathtaking views and photo ops of both the covered bridge as well as the cascading, boulder-lined Conoy Creek.
After re-boarding, the train will continue to the end of the line where a 180-foot replica of a typical 1860’s era engine house has been meticulously built. After another short exit for photographs, the train will proceed back to its station platform.
Our train conductor will share the history about the property, the Lincoln Funeral Train, The Star Barn, Ironstone Ranch, and the future of a new endeavor, The Barns of Belmont, that will house the National Christmas Center.
After the train returns to its station, guests will tour the only ever built replica of the Lincoln Funeral Car.
Lincoln Funeral Car & Pioneer Coach Are Not Handicap Accessible
Tour The Star Barn Village
Enjoy a self-guided tour through the restored Star Barn and its ancillary buildings including the Chicken Coop, Carriage House, Hay Barn, Hog Barn, Loafing Shed, and Corn Crib.
Stroll the manicured grounds of The Star Barn Village.
Stop and shop in our Sower and Seed Gift Shop.
Take in The Star Barn Model Museum and all the antique tool displays throughout the buildings.
Option: Add a one-hour tour guide to your group’s experience for up to a two-hour experience.
ABOUT STONE GABLES ESTATE:
Ironstone Ranch at Stone Gables Estate is a working horse ranch surrounded by rolling hills, woodlands, orchards and streams with an abundance of wildlife and farm animals. Enjoy a horseback ride on the 10 miles of ranch trails. Ironstone Ranch is idyllic with its rustic, country chic ambiance and beautiful apple orchard inset with the Bell Tower. The renovated 1860's barn and farmhouse are the perfect place for your events. Complement your gatherings with fire pits, wagon rides and more.
The Star Barn Village at Stone Gables Estate features the beloved, historic and fully restored 1877 Star Barn with the ability to host guests up to 600 seated. With its meticulous renovations, this magnificent “cathedral barn” and its ancillary structures including the scenic Lake Liberty, are a must see. The Star Barn Village has a notoriety all its own as one of the most epic barn structures in the country.
St. Michael’s Vineyard at Stone Gables Estate is an artistically graced venue with the vineyard surround. The Grande Gazebo and its Tuscan Tent, teaming with the Iron Victorian Gazebo, the English-clad Solarium and Pine Needle Arbor ushers your party into this outdoor arena dressed with unmatched florals and foliage.
Our historic venues are home to the majestic 275 acres offering an all-inclusive setting for weddings, corporate events, private parties, meetings, team-building, leadership programs, reunions, workshops and training sessions.
Stone Gables Estate is a biblical faith-based ministry/business. Our mission is to donate 100% of net profits to aid abandoned children worldwide through Brittany’s Hope, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization….“Events with a Purpose”