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

Experience farm living as it was done over 100 years ago at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. At this 213.4-acre New Jersey and National Register Historic Site, you can enjoy many of the daily farm activities that took place in the 1920s. On the farm, visit the farm animals, witness the farmer plowing or planting of the fields using antique machinery, and help perform daily tasks, such as collecting eggs, grinding corn to feed the chickens, and cleaning the harness. Strike up a conversation with one of the docents dressed in period clothing to learn more details about the lifestyle of those who lived and worked on the farm. Tour the interactive Transportation Exhibit filled with antique automobiles.

Visit the authentic 1920s Farmhouse where the farm foreman once lived, and compare it to the 1854 Gothic revival-style mansion, The Willows that was once the home to the elite Foster family, the previous owners of Fosterfields. 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.

Visit the calendar of special programs and events for everyone to enjoy at www.morrisparks.net.

Plan on hosting your next formal or informal family gathering, wedding, or corporate event at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, which offers the option of a tented facility, as well as a picnic shelter.

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