Gifford Homestead is a historic pioneer home located in the Fruita Historic District of Capitol Reef National Park. The homestead was originally built by Calvin Pendleton and later sold to the Gifford family in the early 1900s. The Giffords used the home as a residence and for various agricultural purposes, including orchards and farming.
Today, Gifford Homestead serves as a visitor center and gift shop for the park, offering the opportunity to learn about the history of the homestead and the families who lived there. The gift shop sells a variety of locally made items, including pies, jams, and other goods made from fruit grown in the Fruita orchards. In addition, the homestead offers educational programs and demonstrations throughout the year, such as butter-making and bread-baking.
You can also explore the orchards and gardens surrounding the homestead and enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding landscape.