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Pleasant Valley House Tours

Saturday, June 15 | 10:00–4:00

A Howell Farm interpreter will lead visitors on a tour to the homes of gristmiller John Phillips, his farmer-son Henry, Henry’s blacksmith-son Lewis—as well as the Pleasant Valley one-room schoolhouse—telling their stories along with those of other members of the community.

Carousel Restoration Fundraiser 

Find beautiful,  affordable, treasures and support the restoration of Howell Farm's 1930 Carousel.

New Antiques Added Every Week!

May – June

Visit a field that farmers are plowing or harrowing with horses in preparation for planting corn...or see newly-emerged corn weeded or cultivated. (Field experience varies according to the real work being done on the farm on the day of your visit.) Learn about the seeds and tools farmers used, how soil provides the plant with its basic needs, and how weather and other conditions affect germination and growth. Hands-on activities include seed selection, soil exploration, and corn planting. After a brief visit to the circa-1900 kitchen inside the farmhouse, participants will also get to sample homemade cornbread.

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Spring Farm Animals (April – June) 

Springtime means new life in the fields and in the barnyard. Meet the recent arrivals, make feed for the hungry pigs, and learn how the farmer makes sure that the basic needs of each animal are met.

In a 90-minute sampler of the Howell Farm morning chores, children meet horses, sheep, pigs, and chickens, learning how a farmer’s family works to keep the animals healthy, warm, and productive during the coming winter. Participants help shell and grind corn for animal feed, look for eggs in the henhouse, and help the farmer with other work around the farm.

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1 Dairying

Flower Press

8 Old Time Baseball Game

Rag Ball

15 Pleasant Valley Hayrides & House Tours

Harvest Bouquet            

22 Old-Fashioned Wash Day

Felted Flowers 

29  Ice Cream Party & Wheat Harvest

Wooden Boat Making & Sailing

Farmer's Blog

May 1

The Three Little Pigs arrived!

April 20

Antiques For Sale in the Visitor Center!

A fundraiser for the restoration of Howell Farm's 1930 carousel  

March 27

Baby Chicks Arrive Via the USPS!

March 21

Black-eyed Lamb is born... too cute!  


Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

70 Woodens Lane

Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530

Main: 609-737-3299
Fax: 609-737-6524

U.S. Mail
101 Hunter Road

Titusville, NJ 08560

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Dan Benson, Mercer County Executive

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