Howell Living History Farm, Mercer County Park Commission

70 Woodens Lane

Hopewell Twp., NJ, 08530

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 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


Corn Maze | Equine/Horse Activities | Farm Tours | Hands-On Demonstrations | Hay Rides | 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

Farm Products

Handmade Craft Products | Holiday Products | Honey | Prepared Foods | OTHER: In our gift shop, we have honey, flour, and maple syrup made fresh on the farm.

Facilities / Services

Credit Cards Accepted | Food/Refreshments Available | Large Groups Welcome | Picnicking | Restrooms | Wheelchair Accessible | OTHER: ** Credit cards accepted for large group activities scheduled in advance or for the corn maze.

Activities by Arrangement

Corporate Events | Fundraiser Events | Private Tours | School Tours | Weddings & Receptions | OTHER: We have also hosted various film shoots, etc.