The Queens County Farm Museum’s history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State.
The farm animals and tranquil agrarian environment provide the opportunity to leave the hectic daily pace behind for an enjoyable visit to a farm without leaving the City.
The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.
As the only remaining vestige of New York City’s agricultural past, the farm museum provides urban audiences with graphic evidence of the process through which farm products move from soil to table. Other important elements of the farm’s interpretation include our barns and outbuildings, livestock, an orchard, honey bee hives, herb garden and a greenhouse complex.
The museum offers a broad range of educational programs for children and adults; a variety of annual special events; weekend visitor tours and services; and corporate and private site rentals.