Love history? Love nature? Then you might be interested to know that Queens County Farm Museum dates all the way back to 1697, and YOU can visit it for your next family day out!
There are so many fascinating things to see and learn at Queens County Farm Museum, and your learning experience can begin from the very moment you arrive when you find out that it actually occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland, AND it's the only working historical farm in the city!
The farm also encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. So much history surrounding the property! On the farm itself, there are historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, farm vehicles and of course, livestock for those kids who love meeting iconic farm animals.
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.
As the only remaining vestige of New York City's agricultural past, the farm museum is a great way for kids and parents alike to learn how farm products move from soil to table.
Did we mention that Queens County Farm Museum also features an orchard, honey bee hives and herb garden, and they even host annual special events!
On weekends they offer guided tours of the historic Adriance Farmhouse, as well as seasonal hayrides! Sounds fun!
Farm fun AND history? It's all there waiting at this New York City gem!