Ice House


The foundation of our ice house is original and dates back to the late 19th century. The house itself is a modern reconstruction based on oral traditions in Pleasant Valley. A storage facility for ice cut from the pond, it holds about 25 tons of ice, which, if not used would last throughout the year with about a 30% loss. It is used to fuel the ice box in the farmhouse. One account suggests that neighbors called the farm "the ice farm," and stopped to buy ice for use in their own home or milk wagon.


Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission with the support and assistance of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. The farm is an educational facility open to the public that preserves and interprets farming life and processes from the era of 1890-1910. Howell Farm is a proud member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).

This website is a project of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm and the text and graphic contents of this website are © 2019  by The Friends of Howell Living History Farm.

Howell Farm is located at - 70 Woodens Ln.   Lambertville, NJ 08530

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