Fosterfields Living Historical Farm \ Morris County Park Commission

73 Kahdena Rd.

Morristown, NJ, 07960

Farm Description

Experience the past at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. Life from 1918-1927 is evoked through activities on the farm, in the 1920s Farmhouse, at The Willows, at Miss Foster's cottage, The Temple of Abiding Peace, and in the Transportation Exhibit. Staff and volunteers of the Morris County Park Commission as well as the Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill present the rich agricultural and cultural history of Fosterfields. Dressed in period attire, interpreters explain the lives of Charles Foster, his daughter Caroline, farm laborers, domestics, and the Woods family who resided in the Farmhouse. On the farm, witness seasonal planting, cultivating, and harvesting. Programs are dependent on the soil, weather, and crops. Should conditions prevent scheduled tasks, an alternative program is substituted whenever possible. Enjoy seeing historic breed animals and heirloom vegetables and crops. Visit the restored 1854 Gothic Revival mansion, The Willows, which was the home of the Foster family. The house is open for guided tours during the afternoon. All persons must register for a tour at the reception desk and receive a separate ticket. Regular Farm Admission (including The Willows): $6/Adult; $5/Senior(age 65 & up); $4 Children ages 4 -16; $2 Children ages 2 & 3, and Free for children under age 2 and Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill members with current membership card. Special event fees apply. Call 973-326-7645 for more information.

Hours of Operation

April through June 2018 Tuesday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and closed Holidays, Sundays and Mondays. July through October 2018 Wednesday - Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm. Closed Holidays, Mondays and Tuesdays. Last admittance to the farm is at 4 pm. Except for certain special events, the site is closed November through March.


Equine/Horse Activities | Farm Tours | Hands-On Demonstrations | Living History Farm | OTHER: Historic House Tours; Wood-burning cook stove demos in Farmhouse and The Willows; Antique farm equipment field demos; Antique autos and carriages; interactive Transportation Exhibit;

Facilities / Services

Credit Cards Accepted | Large Groups Welcome | Picnicking | Restrooms | Wheelchair Accessible

Activities by Arrangement

Corporate Events | School Tours | OTHER: Picnic Shelter