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“Old Time Fun”

Howell Living History Farm
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a good place to take the kids for old fashioned lessons. They do a variety of things such as making ice cream, working in the chicken yards, planting crops or harvesting crops. It depends on the day what is going on but it is a decent place to visit.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Great place to visit if you enjoy history, culture, and animals. Check their website for special events like sheep shearing, butter making, or barn dances. And if you live locally, they have a wonderful farm hands program for kids.

Thank honeysucklerose24
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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/

2  Thank VivianBedoya
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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.

2  Thank Debbie B
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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

1  Thank CA26NewJersey
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