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Longaberger Homestead Make-A-Basket

Connect with Our Craft and make your own, one-of-a-kind treasure with one of our basket ambassadors. Reservations are required. Call 740.322.5588 to book your Make A Basket with us!

You Choose:

  • Basket style (prices vary between each style – Warm Brown stain only) – Basket styles are subject to change at any time.
  • Colors for the chain weave and trim strip – New double chain available!
  • Themed tack jackets


Regular Make A Baskets

Little Market $49.95 ($53.57 w/tax) – 7 3/4” long x 5 1/2” wide x 4 1/2” high

Take Along $79.95 ($85.75 w/tax) – 14 3/4″ long x 7 1/2″ wide x 7 1/4″ high

Premium Make A Baskets

Picnic Tote $139.95 ($150.10 w/tax) – 10 1/4” long x 9 3/4” wide x 8” high (price includes lid)

Groups of 5 of more that schedule their tour two-weeks or more in advance receive 20% off any Make A Basket and each member of the groups receives a free Make-A-Tie On! .

For more information and to schedule your very own Make A Basket call Guest Relations at 740.322.5588.

Reservations are now required.

A Family Tradition Continues

Though the company has grown over the years and many goals have been realized, there remains a solid foundation that is based on the dreams and vision of Dave Longaberger.

Now, as we look toward the future of The Longaberger Company, Dave’s legacy will continue to serve as a guiding force.


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Longaberger Homestead

Experience everything Longaberger! Visit our weaving
floor to see the craft first-hand and learn about
our basketmaking heritage. Shop a wide array of
Longaberger products along with our new Makers
Market, a carefully curated collection of mostly
hand-touched products, made in America
and selected by us especially for you. Weave
your own special creation in our Make
A Basket Shop. It’s all waiting for you at
Longaberger Homestead.

And don’t forget to stop by J.R’s Terrace (located inside the At Home building) for some great sandwiches and pizza!
Click here for menu!


2016 Operating Hours

January 2 – December 31

      • Sunday – Noon-5 p.m.
      • Monday -10 a.m.-5 p.m.
      • Tuesday -10 a.m.-5 p.m.
      • Wednesday – 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
      • Thursday -10 a.m.-5 p.m.
      • Friday – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
      • Saturday – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Longaberger Homestead will be closed on the following days during 2016:
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve

Click here for the 2016 Longaberger Homestead Event Calendar and Event details!

For more information to schedule a visit or tour call 740.322.5588

The Longaberger Homestead is located at:
5563 Raiders Road
Frazeysburg, OH 43822
Click here for driving directions
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The History of The Longaberger Company

In 1896, when the Longaberger family moved to Dresden, Ohio, the tiny village was a rural transportation and industrial hub in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. There was a hotel on Main Street, three railroad stations, a woolen mill and a paper mill. A small canal connected the community with the historic Ohio Canal, transforming the village into a bustling town.

In the early 1900s, baskets were as commonplace as paper bags and plastic containers are now. Ware baskets, made at the Dresden Basket Factory, were used to carry pottery ware for the region’s booming pottery industry.

In 1919, a young man named J.W. Longaberger took a job with the Dresden Basket Factory. As a full-time apprentice, he meticulously learned the basket making art by first crafting basket bottoms. Later, he mastered the precise, tight weaving style that would become his trademark. J.W. grew to love the art of basket making.

In 1934, a fifth child was born to J.W. and his wife Bonnie — Dave Longaberger. Early in life, Dave had three strikes against him. His family was economically disadvantaged, he stuttered so badly people had difficulty understanding him, and he had epilepsy in a time when the condition was not widely understood.

Dave’s liabilities did not stand in the way of his ambition, however. As a youngster he worked in a grocery store, shoveled snow, delivered newspapers, mowed grass and hauled trash. He ran the projectors at the local movie house too. Because Dave was always making money from one job or another, his family called him the “25-cent millionaire.”

At age 21, Dave finally graduated from high school. He began his career by driving a bread truck for several years for two different bakeries. From 1961-1962, Dave served in the U.S. Army.

In the early 1960s, his first daughter, Tami, was born. Dave was eager to take the many lessons he had learned over the years and put them to work to create his own business to support his family. In 1963, when Harry’s Dairy Bar in Dresden came up for sale, Dave and his wife bought it. The restaurant had two booths, two tables and eight stools.

Later, Dave bought the defunct A&P grocery store in town. He remodeled and expanded the building, and opened the Dresden IGA Foodliner. As always, Dave worked very hard during those years. Between both businesses, he earned a solid living for his family.

In the early 1970s, Dave noticed that baskets were becoming very popular. He also noticed that many department stores were beginning to sell imported baskets. Dave wondered if people would appreciate locally-made baskets like the fine handcrafted ones his father used to make. So, he asked his father to make a dozen market baskets, and then took them to a nearby town. They sold immediately and the shop requested more!

J.W. made several dozen more baskets. Sadly, however, J.W. died at the age of 71, just as the family trade was ramping up.

Dave opened J.W.’s Handwoven Baskets in 1976 in Dresden. Interest in these beautiful handmade baskets continued to grow. Eventually, Dave had to find a place to expand his small basket factory. He found a very unlikely building: the old woolen mill where his mother had worked, built in the 1890s. It had been vacant since 1955, and had broken windows, uneven floors and a sagging roof. But the brick walls were solid and strong.

In this humble building, Dave envisioned a basket factory with hundreds of craftsmen and craftswomen weaving, tacking, talking and laughing. He knew from his previous business ventures that he had a knack for envisioning the unlikely. So he attacked his new venture with enthusiasm.

Dave became increasingly convinced that American consumers wanted the handmade craftsmanship and quality of Longaberger baskets. He tried different ways to sell baskets at malls, department stores and other retail outlets, with varying degrees of success. In 1978, Dave discovered that the most effective way to sell the company’s baskets was not through retail outlets but through home shows, where an educated home consultant could show Longaberger baskets, share the history and explain the craftsmanship that each basket holds.

With that discovery, the Longaberger Company’s direct sales organization was born.

Over the years, customers have developed an amazing passion for Longaberger baskets. The family’s tradition of philanthropy is continued each year through The Longaberger Foundation, which has donated millions of dollars to local charities and educational institutions since its inception in 1998. The company’s Horizon of Hope initiative has raised more than $18 million over the past 15 years for breast cancer research.

Today, The Longaberger Company remains America’s premier maker of handcrafted baskets and offers other home and lifestyle products, including pottery, wrought iron and fabric accessories. The company is based in Newark, Ohio, and there are thousands of independent Home Consultants located in all U.S. states who sell Longaberger products directly to customers.

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Giving back. It’s part of who we are. It’s our heart and soul.
The Longaberger Company, Longaberger family, our employees and Home Consultants have a proud history of making a positive impact in the lives of others. Together, we’ve nurtured a caring culture grounded in the belief that we can make the world a better place. Here’s a sampling of what we have accomplished.

Horizon of Hope® is a premier fundraising and educational campaign to support breast cancer initiatives. New research is undertaken because of Horizon of Hope. It has grown into a powerful grassroots campaign that has raised nearly $20 million and touched more than 20 million women with the message of early detection. Visit for more information.

Support of Military Men and Women is rooted in our belief that we should honor those who make sacrifices on behalf of us all. Through our Military Cares Program, employees make donations and assemble care packages for troops overseas. We also support Cell Phones for Soldiers, enabling service men and women to stay in touch with loved ones back home.

The Longaberger Foundation has supported numerous projects, from those with far-reaching impact to others in the communities where our employees live and work. Examples include disaster relief efforts, women’s entrepreneurial outreach in Ohio, support of international women’s rights, anti-hunger initiatives and environmental programs, such as tree planting and preservation of wild habitats.

We’re proud to share these values with you and even more proud to stand with you as people committed to making a difference.

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Basketmaking Demonstrations

Experience the art of basketmaking right inside the Longaberger Homestead. Everyday you can watch our Longaberger Basketmakers make baskets throughout the day plus you can even make a basket yourself! (pricing and times vary, click here for options)

We will feature one Basket Manufacturing tour available every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.This guided tour last approximately 60 minutes.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the tours’ starting time.

The Basket Manufacturing tour entrance is located at the northeast corner of Longaberger’s Manufacturing Building A. (see map below)
If using google maps, use the following address to enter the Longaberger campus:
5292 Raiders Rd.
Frazeysburg, OH 43822

Looking to bring a group in? Reservations are strongly recommended by calling 740.322.5588
Once onsite, please call 740.828.4600 for immediate assistance.


Contact the Home Office

When you have a question about your Longaberger business, the first place you should always turn is your successline — your Sponsor, and your leaders. We’ve provided additional contact information for many departments at the Home Office who act in a support capacity for you.

As we like to say at the Home Office, “You’re in business for yourself, but not by yourself.” If you’re not sure which department to contact, just call the general Home Office number and the receptionist will help you.

All departments open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted.

Home Office Contacts

Collectors Club

Consultant Support Center
M-F 8 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Month-End Weekday M-F 8 a.m. – Midnight
Month-End Weekend 3 p.m. – Midnight
Please note: Occasional changes will be made to hours when month end falls on a holiday. Updates will be posted in Longaberger News.

Leader & Career Support
740.322.7806 M–F
M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET
Month-End Weekday M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Guest Relations &
Longaberger Homestead
M-F 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET

Order Entry
Fax: 740.828.4025

Express Courier Mailing Address:
FedEx, UPS, Airborne, etc.
The Longaberger Company
1 Market Square
1500 East Main Street
Newark, OH 43055-8847

Phone: 740.828.4000 Ext. 1040
Fax: 740.828.4310
The Longaberger Company
Attn: Repair Department
5563 Raiders Road
Frazeysburg, OH 43822

Web Site Support
M-F 8 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Month-End Weekday M-F 8 a.m.–Midnight
Month-End Weekend 3 p.m. – Midnight

US Postal Service Mailing Address
The Longaberger Company

1500 East Main St.
Newark, OH 43058-3400

For Media inquiries, please contact Brenton Baker at 740.828.4000, or

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Basket Repair & Restoration

Stain Pens – Now Available For Purchase

      Single Pen – $8 plus tax


      Set of 3 Pens – $17 plus tax


    If you would like to order Stain Pens, simply fill out the Stain Pen form, print and send to the address below

Stain Pen Form

Restore Your Baskets To Maintain Their Beauty
Open Year Around

We Restore:

  • Broken Handles
  • Damaged Weave, Splints, Trim, Bands
  • Match most stain colors to original shade
  • Replace most leathers
  • Replace some metal parts

If you would like to send your basket in for an estimate, simply fill out and print the form below:

Basket Restoration Form

Please send baskets and form to:
The Longaberger Company
5563 Raiders Road
Frazeysburg, Ohio 43822
Attn: Basket Restoration

You can also drop your basket repairs off at the Longaberger Homestead. Just stop by the welcome center.


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Workshop/Manufacturing Floor Tour

Experience the art of basketmaking right down on the weaving floor where you will see step by step how a beautiful, hand-crafted Longaberger Basket is made. This guided floor tour will take you through each process of the basketmaking experience. As a token of our appreciation, every guest will receive a commemorative stamped reinforcement. We recommend that you choose this option Monday through Friday when production is taking place. This guided tour last approximately 60 minutes.

When you group of 5 or more schedules a Make A Basket everyone can received 20% off and a make your own tie-on.

JW’s Workshop Alive (20+ guests required)

Join one of our skilled Basketmakers for an up close and personal weaving demonstration. Ask any questions you may have on the weaving process. The basket that has just been woven will be given to you for a special give-away or incentive. This is an excellent opportunity to develop relationships with our Basketmakers as they will share stories about their Longaberger story. Bring 20 or more guests to participate in this activity and must be reserved two weeks in advance. Limit one session per tour. Allow 60 minutes for this activity.

Have a Party in the Family Home
Book the family Home for your very own party or meeting! Have a ball with your friends in the replica home of the Longaberger family (reserve the home in one hour time increments from 10am to 4pm).


Bee 2016 Training

  • Bring Along Handouts PDF

  • Cheaper by the Dozen PDF

  • Displaying Your Core Products on WoodCrafts Double Ladder Shelf PDF

  • Ghost Goulash PDF

  • Market Yourself PDF

  • Pie Plate Uses PDF

  • Pumpkin Recipes PDF

  • Treat To Have A Customer PDF

Join the Collectors Club Family! The Longaberger Collectors Club is a special group of people who love everything about Longaberger. By joining Collectors Club, you have immediate access to exclusive products, offers, Connections E-newsletter, free shipping on exclusive Collectors Club products, online renewal, yearly calendar, exclusive travel and events.