Howell Farm is currently closed to the public, and all scheduled programs are canceled until further notice. Hiking, biking, or horseback riding through the farm, its lanes, or on Hunter Road is prohibited.

Because we are a working farm, essential full-time staff will remain on site to ensure that animals, grounds, and crops are cared for without interruption. Our horses, sheep, chickens, barn cat, and farm dog Lucy are all being fed and let in and out on their regular schedule.

Please check our website and Facebook page for updates and announcements, as well as for information about other park closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Howell Living History Farm

70 Woodens Lane, Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530

(609) 737-3299


Saturdays: 10–4 p.m. | Jan. 25–Dec. 5 except July 11, 18 & 25
Saturday Evenings: 5–8 p.m. | July 11, 18 & 25
Sundays: 12–4 p.m. | Apr. 19–Nov. 29
Mondays: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 10–4 p.m. | Apr. 14–Dec. 4
Holidays: Closed Easter and all Mercer County holidays
Special Hours: Barn Dances, StoryTime, and Naturally Friends programs (see Calendar)


Free admission & parking; fee for corn maze

Saturday Programs  

Saturday program activities run 11:00 – 3:00; lunch foods are also available for purchase


1.5 miles east on Valley Road, off Rt. 29 two miles south of Lambertville

Handicapped Access 

The farm’s Visitor Center is fully accessible; transportation to the historic barnyard area and fields is available upon request

Not Permitted 

Dogs (except service animals), bicycles, horseback riding, feeding animals, fires, camping, alcohol

Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission | Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

Howell Farm’s calendar reflects the cycles of a fully functioning, working farm in Pleasant Valley, New Jersey during the years 1890 – 1910. Programs enable visitors to see real farming operations up close, speak with farmers and interpreters, and in many instances lend a hand. Factors such as weather, soil conditions and animal needs can impact operations at any time, resulting in program changes that reflect the realities faced by farmers then and now.

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