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“Fosterfield Living Farms”

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 11, 2013

I got to this place accident while I was trying to find a friends home. This is located close to downtown Morristown, close to the green. It is a working farm and seems to be frequented by groups of school children as well as families. This would be a good place to go when it is not so busy. However, I dropped by during an 'off' day I guess, because there was not much going on. The demonstrations seem to be timed when they expect more people or groups of people to drop by. I always enjoy their demonstrations even when there is a crowd.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We have never seen the Farm so crowded. We usually don't go when it's a big day for lots of kids but today being so pretty we went. They had many demonstrations of making butter, baking in a wood burning stove (cookies - yum), making cider, breaking down corn to feed the pigs, old fashioned games like tossing the corn cob with feathers into the straw basket, making baskets. The best part was the NEW animals being 4 piglets 2 days old and 1 new calf 4 days old. Did you know a piglet gains a pound every day for a year?! NOW they are so cute...as you can see in the picture. Parking was easy. Everyone was friendly. NICE was to spend the day and to learn even for adults. Today they had food but that is not the norm. It was part of the Country Fair event.

Thank NJLeoOH
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

After reading all the reviews, I was all set for a very educational, quaint afternoon. What we got was a 1 hour walk (and that was us dragging things out) through a mostly empty old farm. We went on a Wednesday afternoon and there was not a single farm-person around. It is supposed to be a "living" farm but we did not see a soul doing anything or any farm work of any sort. We peeked into the various rooms and barns on our own but there is zero signage so we had no idea what sort of equipment we were looking into. We only saw one person, a very bored-looking girl who trundled into the farm house to show us how to turn the knob on the homemade butter churning jar, with no explanation (I had to pepper her with questions just to get something out of the experience). Aside from that, not a single other person "working" the farm. The chores that take place were unfortunately taking place several hours later in the afternoon (you might want to call ahead if you really want to be there for the egg gathering or milking). Maybe it was because we went mid-week?

Probably the two most enjoyable parts for the kids (4yo, 1.5yo) were seeing a couple of the farm animals laying about and then the surprise at the end, a cute little "transportation" exhibit attached to the bottom of the visitor center which had an old model T the kids could play on. And the tractor outside. That's about it. Glad it was only $6 for me and $4 for the 4yo. Free for <2yo.

3  Thank dagneytaggert
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had a very nice afternoon here, originally stopped on Sun 9/1 for the "Pickles" exhibition, bWe had a very nice afternoon here, originally stopped on Sun 9/1 for the "Pickles" exhibition, but wound up spending the afternoon. Learned a lot about the farm, farm life and the family that owned the farm. Our daughter was able to help gather eggs in the afternoon from the chickens, we watched them milk a cow (although the 2013 way). Charlie the newest calf (baby cow) was adorable. One of their pigs was due to give birth any day. We missed the tour to the Willows, the old house on the farm where the family lived, but sat for a while on the front porch in the breeze. The transportation exhibit was also great, we had never seen a car with a crank before and it was pretty neat. Overall given what we originally went to see, we were surprised at how much there was to do. Our group ranged in ages from 10-44 and it was quite enjoyable. I would think this is for families with children, but also saw some couples wandering around.ut wound up spending the afternoon. Learned a lot about the farm, farm life and the family that owned the farm. Our daughter was able to help gather eggs in the afternoon from the chickens, we watched them milk a cow (although the 2013 way). Charlie the newest calf (baby cow) was adorable. One of their pigs was due to give birth any day. We missed the tour to the Willows, the old house on the farm where the family lived, but sat for a while on the front porch in the breeze. The transportation exhibit was also great, we had never seen a car with a crank before and it was pretty neat. Overall given what we originally went to see, we were surprised at how much there was to do. Our group ranged in ages from 10-44 and it was quite enjoyable. I would think this is for families with children, but also saw some couples wandering around.

Thank Peppah5803
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

What a great experience, especially if you grew up on a farm. It is a living farm so children will enjoy all the animals. Interesting historic house on property (something to do with Paul Revere).

1  Thank geor64
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