Howell Living History Farm

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Howell Living History Farm
Description:A great place for kids! Farm does field trips and you can't NOT have a great time. There are some 20 points of interest included on the visitor's self-guided tour of the farm.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:70 Wooden's Lane
Address 2:
City:Lambertville
State/Province:NJ
Zip Code:08530
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Weekday Hours: 10am - 4pm February through November
Tuesday - Friday (The Farm is closed on Mondays)
Sunday Hours: Noon - 4pm, April through November
for self-guided tours only
Saturday Hours: 10am - 4pm, programs from 11am - 3pm (A calendar of Saturday events is available at the farm or on this website.)
Admission:Free admission & parking
Telephone:(609) 737-3299
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Stevi, Co-op Member
We've done 2 field trips to Howell Farm: "The Ice Harvest" and "Maple Sugaring". Both were COLD (as they were in February) but if you're dressed for the weather & ready to walk long distances you're in for a rare treat!

The kids learned how ice houses were built, they got to help saw ice blocks out of the pond, pull the heavy blocks up the shute, haul ice to the house for the ice box, and their favorite - help chip the ice & churn the milk to make ice cream!

For the Maple Sugaring the kids helped cut firewood, hollow out lengths of Staghorn Sumac to make taps, tap the maples, collect & taste the sap, see it boiled down in the sugar shack and finally help churn the butter for their hot-off-the-cast-iron-griddle pancakes!

There's just so much peripheral information that you learn that's associated with each event that it would take pages to write it all out, like making & storing preserves to flavor ice cream and how to harvest & grind wheat to make flour for the pancakes. It doesn't get more authentic or hands-on than Howell Living History Farm, I can't wait to see what they have planned this year.
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