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Visit Historic Longstreet Farm

May 1 @ 9:00 am - September 1 @ 4:30 pm

Historic Longstreet Farm

44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel 07733
732-946-3758
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Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily; extended hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day

Wool Days/Sheep Shearing

Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28 from 12-3 p.m.

wool days

Harvesting wool is a farm activity performed every spring. Visit the farm this weekend and learn how the farmers use traditional blade shearing practices to remove the fleece from sheep.

Gene Sheninger will return with his collies to show their herding skills. Find out more about this event

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cow at longstreet farm

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longstreet farm visitor center

farmhouse at historic longstreet farm

The sights, sounds, and smells of rural Monmouth County in the 1890s have been re-created on 9 acres at Historic Longstreet Farm in Holmdel Park, Holmdel.

Interpreters in period dress show both daily and seasonal agricultural and domestic activities.

Longstreet Farm is open daily year round from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors may enter at their leisure, free of charge. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the farm is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Pets are not allowed within the farm.

The Farmhouse is open weekends and holidays, March through December, from 12-3:30 p.m. or by reservation. For reservations and information, call 732-946-3758.

Other points of interest: Tenant House – This building, across Longstreet Road, was home to the family that worked at Longstreet Farm.

During the 1890s, the Hylin family, who emigrated from Ireland, were tenants on the farm. The house is now used for staff offices. c. 1850 with additions.

Holmes-Hendrickson House – Nestled in a grove of trees, this historic museum is operated by the Monmouth County Historical Association.

Built in 1754, it provides an excellent example of local Dutch building tradition and a glimpse into the county’s colonial past.  For more information, please visit the MCHA web site.

longstreet piglets

The site is maintained as a living historical farm with the purpose of interpreting the agricultural activities in Monmouth County’s rural past.

This interpretation includes the breeds of animals and crops raised at this site in the 1890s. For your safety, as well as the safety of the animals, we ask that you do not touch or feed the animals.

As a general precaution when leaving this site, you are encouraged to wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Longstreet Farm’s mission is to promote an appreciation for Monmouth County farm life at the end of the 19th century, preserving historic structures and practices through interpretive programs and tours.  Livestock are an important component of this mission. The farm’s livestock are raised and cared for just as they were in the past – to meet the labor, food, and material needs of the farm.  Mules and horses help plow the fields and harvest crops; dairy cows, chickens and pigs provide food to eat; and sheep are raised for meat and wool.

The livestock are well cared for and receive modern veterinary visits to secure their good health and intended use.  Periodically, the animals are bred to ensure the health of the historic breeds and to provide visitors with a realistic window into the life cycle of farm animals as it was in the 1890s and as it is today on thousands of small farms across the nation.

When the animals can no longer work toward the educational goals of the farm, they are replaced with animals that can.  Farm staff work with local farmers who may prepare the animals for market, or with institutions that may have other uses for the animals. The Park System welcomes placement offers for retired Longstreet Farm livestock. Inquiries may be made to Philip Andras, Park Manager, 732-946-3758.

Longstreet Farm Livestock

Throughout the year, Longstreet Farm hosts weekend activities that allow visitors to experience life as it would have been during the 1890s. For additional information on any of these activities, call 732-946-3758.

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May 1 @ 9:00 am
End:
September 1 @ 4:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=2530

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Historic Longstreet Farm
44 Longstreet Rd.
Holmdel, NJ 07733
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