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“The Time Machine”

Howell Living History Farm
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Central New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The Time Machine”
Reviewed 22 February 2013

Their website states, “Howell Farm is a Time Machine … a place where generations meet and share that gift we call heritage.” One visit and you’ll agree that visitors to the Howell Living History Farm experience the sights, sounds and settings of a bygone era in New Jersey when work was hard but life was simple.

Listed on the National and the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places this is a picturesque site with one-hundred-thirty sprawling acres and beautiful vistas. One of the first sights past the visitor’s center is a wide, winding dirt road flanked on one side by a snake fence, so called because of its zig-zagging lines, and on the other by a wooden footbridge next to a spectacular sycamore tree. In spring baby animals abound and the lambs are delightful to watch as they lounge placidly near their mothers or frolic playfully with each other. Just as cute are the piglets who relish a good roll in the mud. There are also chickens, cows, oxen, a cattle dog named Maggie and cats. But the undisputed stars of the barnyard are the beautiful horses that do the work of plowing, pulling the carts and taking visitors for a hayride.

The costumed interpreters are welcoming and informative and illustrate life on a typical day at the farm. Several programs are offered throughout the year, among them ice harvesting, maple sugaring, tree planting and cider making. Their website is a great source of information about events, the history of the property, its features and most endearingly its animals. Plan to spend the day as there’s a lot to see including old-fashioned machinery, tools and demonstrations. The Mercer County 4H Fair takes place here in July.

http://www.howellfarm.org/

Visited November 2012
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English first
Titusville, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Family Fun”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Wonderful place to take your kids. They can see farm animals up close, and learn about farming in another era. Fun for the entire family.

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank Debbie B
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New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Love the maze”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We go every year to see the corn maze and visit the farm. Great family day out and they put a lot of effort into the corn maze. You have to put together puzzle pieces to build the map. Really fun

Visited November 2011
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1 Thank CA26NewJersey
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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“great for kids”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

I've been here many times and love this place. They usually have different events throughout the year. I've been here in the spring and fall. I'm not sure if they are open for the winter months. This is a great place to take your kids and have them learn about the colonial days of living.

Visited November 2011
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Thank Elaine R
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New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful maple syrup experience!”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Our family of four went to the farm for a maple syrup event which was fantastic! We were taken out into the trees to collect sap from the buckets, which was taken back by horse-drawn carriage. Large outdoor fires were being used to cook down the sap, and costumed Colonial characters worked the area. There was a charming gift shop with some handmade colonial goods as well. We felt like we were on a vacation in New England!

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