Howell Living History Farm

The Howell Living History Farm, also known as the Joseph Phillips Farm, is an open-air museum and living history farm in Hopewell Township. Set on 130 acres of beautiful landscapes near Titusville in Mercer County, New Jersey, the Howell Farm stands as a museum in its rural setting that showcases farm life and how farming was practiced in New Jersey from 1890 to 1910. The Howell Farm features the remnants of over 250 years of agricultural practice and life in the region and offers a memorable experience for visitors of all ages. Howell Living History Farm



Established in 1732 by Joseph Phillips, the Howell Living History Farm began as a 125-acre property which later grew to more than 250 acres with the help of his son, Henry Phillips. The farm catered for all types of farming from crop to dairy and changed family hands several times over the decades. The property was donated to Mercer County in 1974 as a public museum and educational facility and is listed on the National Historic Register of Places. Today, the Howell Living History Farm operated by the Mercer County Park Commission and is a member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM). Photo: Howell Living History Farm

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The Howell Living History Farm offers a range of educational programs for visitors of all ages, including public programs, class trips, farmhands, internships, and summer camps. Public programs for students and adults range from sheep-shearing, corn-planting, and hay-riding to tours of the Pleasant Valley House and hog slopping and weighing.

‘Farmhands’ introduces children between the ages of six and 12 years old to a variety of farm activities and operations, such as chores, crafts, games, and seasonal activities. Activities are led by seasoned farm staff and may include feeding and watering animals, collecting eggs, mixing animal feeds, bottle feeding lambs, planting potatoes, bottle, and digging the garden, among others.

Farm Camps offer unique experiences where campers can enjoy all the farm activities over a week, such as hands-on animal care, planting, cultivating and harvesting seasonal vegetables, helping with chores, gathering eggs, mixing feed and more. Campers also head out into nature search for animal tracks, collect natural treasures, and explore different habitats, as well as enjoy arts and crafts, stories, games and a hayride. Photo: Howell Living History Farm

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Visitor Information

The Howell Living History Farm is located at 70 Woodens Lane in Lambertville, New Jersey and is open to the public from Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, February through November. It is also open Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, from the end of January through the beginning of December; and Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm, April through November.

Back to: Things to Do in New Jersey Address: 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 609-737-3299 Photo: Howell Living History Farm

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