Employees dress in period costumes at Riley's Farm, one of the most interactive and kid-friendly ranches in apple country. The farm hosts school groups from September to June. Individuals can join the groups by reservation. You can hop on a hayride, take part in a barn dance, pick your own apples, press some cider, or throw a tomahawk while enjoying living-history performances throughout the orchard. The farm is also home to Colonial Chesterfield, a replica New England–style
estate where costumed 18th-century reenactors offer lessons in cider pressing, candle dipping, and colonial games, and etiquette. The four-hour Revolutionary War Adventures are especially popular. Afterward, head to the Public House for a bite of colonial specialties. The warm apple pies are unforgettable.