Howell Living History Farm, Mercer County Park Commission

70 Woodens Lane

Hopewell Twp., New Jersey 08530

(609) 737-3299

pwatson@howellfarm.com


Farm Description

Howell Living History Farm is a time machine that takes you back to the year 1900 - a time when horses and buggies traveled the lanes of Pleasant Valley, and when farms were bordered by snake fences and Osage orange trees. You were a farmer, then?he kind that could drive a team of horses and plow a furrow with a walking plow. You could build a barn, or deliver a lamb, or bake a loaf of bread from wheat that you grew yourself. And you may have been remembered for the time you canned 200 quarts of tomatoes in a day, or the April day you went to town in a one-horse sleigh. Today, if it is time to harvest corn, you can ride up into a field in a horse drawn wagon, help us shock and pick corn, and return to the barnyard to help shell it, grind it, and bake it into cornbread. We invite you to help us plant, cultivate and harvest our crops, to care for our animals, to sweep our barn, to make soap, butter and ice cream, and of course to sit under the maple tree and talk about the future. (The future looks good, by the way. There are rumors of "combines", horseless buggies and automatic ice cream makers.) Stop by on Saturday. That's when most of the neighbors do. ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Howell Farm is maintained and operated by The Mercer County Park Commission. It is located on Valley Rd, just off Rt. 29, two miles south of Lambertville Farm activities vary from week to week, so check our website at http://www.howellfarm.org for details of when each activity is available.

Hours of Operation

Closed Mondays Tues-Friday, 10am - 4pm February through November closed on County holidays Saturdays, 10am - 4pm (programs from 11am - 3pm) Last week in January through first week in December except: July 14,21,28 open 5pm-8pm for evening hayrides, no daytime hours Sundays, Noon - 4pm, April through November closed Easter Sunday

Hay Rides
Corn Maze
Farm Tours
Equine/Horse Activities
Hands-On Demonstrations
Living History Farm
Looking Zoo
OTHER: On Saturdays, kids can help do farm chores, participate in crafts and try their hand at seasonal farm activities such as harvesting crops, making cider and helping the blacksmith.
 
Pumpkins
OTHER: Indian Corn Popcorn
 
Honey
Holiday Products
Prepared Foods
Handmade Craft Products
OTHER: In our gift shop, we have honey, flour, and maple syrup made fresh on the farm.
 
Wheelchair Accessible
Credit Cards Accepted
Restrooms
Large Groups Welcome
Picnicking
Food/Refreshments Available
OTHER: ** Credit cards accepted for large group activities scheduled in advance or for the corn maze.
 
School Tours
Private Tours
Weddings & Receptions
Corporate Events
Fundraiser Events
OTHER: We have also hosted various film shoots, etc.