Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

73 Kahdena Rd * Morris Twp * NJ 07960 Apr 1 - June 30 T-Sat 10am - 5pm | July 1 - Oct 31 W-Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun Noon - 5pm | Closed Nov to Mar

This living historical farm on 213 acres, is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, and is part of the Washington Valley Historic District. This working farm uses the tools, techniques, and materials as it was done in the 1920s, and is home to many farm animals. On the site is the Willows, the former mansion of Paul Revere’s grandson, Captain Joseph Revere. In 1853, Revere commissioned a local builder to build an impressive Gothic Revival house with a two-story pointed-arch veranda, his retirement home. When he moved in he brought a wood carver and cabinetmaker with him from Germany who did most of the woodwork and carved the stairway, the dining table, sideboard, chairs and other furniture. He decorated the dining room with animals, wild and tame, foods, vines and fruits. There are multiple building to tour including The Farmhouse, the Creamery, Barns, Visitors Center, and Miss Caroline Foster’s Home of Abiding Peace.

In 1881, Charles Foster bought the farm and more property, eventually creating a gentleman’s farm.  His daughter, Caroline, lived here for 98 of her 102 years, then donated the property to the Morris County Park Commission. Check the website morrisparks.net for special programs, tours and events.

Of Special Note:

  • Stroll the property and help out with the farm chores
  • Visit the Temple of Abiding Peace, hand-built by Miss Caroline Foster
  • Tour the Willows (ages 12+), built by Paul Revere’s grandson, and Miss Caroline’s vintage car collection
  • Visit the farm animals including, horses, cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 lbensley@morristourism.org