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“Pleasant atmosphere, knowledgeable staff”

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
Ranked #9 of 29 things to do in Morristown
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Owner description: A 19th-century working farm complete with a restored Gothic Revival mansion.
Reviewed October 26, 2011

This was a short trip for us, which was perfect since we have two young children who can't do very long outings anyway. The animals were a draw for our 2 year old, who unfortunately did not want to participate in the interesting corn-cracking demonstration like the other kids who were there. The people were really friendly and very knowledgeable about life on a farm 100 years ago. The coolest part for us was the small exhibit on the farm's vehicles. All in all, a nice chilled-out day.

Thank ShiraRD
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

A great place to take the kids as well as lots of fun for the parents. Would highly recommend a special festival (1920s Country Fair and Harvest Festival) that they have in the late summer/early fall.

Thank Bcvetkov
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

I last visited Fosterfields during their annual Country Fair, which brings together a farm tour, demonstrations and wagon rides. Fosterfields is a well-preserved living history farm of the 19th-20th century. Formerly belonging to the Foster family, their home, the Willows, is a tour highlight. Not only is Fosterfields educational and entertaining, it is uniquely impressive, given that the bulk of its staff are volunteers. Upon paying the nominal entry fee, visitors are given an ID tag, identifying them as an actual histortical figure associated with the farm. This gives you the feeling of being part of the experience rather than just an observer. Even if you only walk around to visit the farm animals, Fosterfields is a great way to spend a few hours. Their website gives information on special events.

Thank HowlnBubba
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Reviewed July 21, 2007

My son (6) and I spent a lovely afternoon at Fosterfields. It is a peaceful 19th century farm with many things done as they were during the time it was an active farm.

My son was able to crack corn, get water for the chickens with a hand pump, collect eggs in the hen house, churn butter, scrub clothes on a washboard, pet the horses, play with the piglets and tend the vegetable garden. Everything is open and accessible - there are no long lines. The people who work at the farm really work. They also double as tour guides and are very knowledgeable without being too preachy. It was all very casual.

The farmhouse is still operationaly. One of the ladies who works there had made pickles the day before and my son's eyes were huge as she described picking them in the garden outside, etc. He learned SO much about how life used to be!

There is a daily schedule of "chores" at the farm that the children and adults can assist with. We also got to observe a milking - the children were invited to brush the cow before her milking and then watch as the farmer went through the process by hand.

It was so peaceful! The property is lovely an we both felt an amazing sense of serenity as we strolled the grounds.

We were told that there is a Country Fair on September 9th and our whole family will be attending!

4  Thank Trish J
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Reviewed April 29, 2014
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