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Howell Farm is open for free outdoor programs and tours, but all guests are required to stop at the Visitor Center to register and receive program and safety information. Visitors are encouraged to pre-register through the Mercer County CommunityPass portal

to minimize wait time and guarantee entry to programs with limited admission.

All Mercer County Park Commission rules and regulations are in effect, as well as New Jersey state requirements regarding the use of masks when social distancing isn't possible. Please also note that dogs (other than assistance dogs) are not permitted at Howell Farm, and that picnicking is not allowed at this time.

Pleasant Valley Wagon Tours     

Saturday, August 22    10:00am–4:00pm

Travel back in time on a guided horse-drawn wagon tour of Howell Farm and the nationally-recognized Pleasant Valley Rural Historic District. Narrated by Howell Farm historian Larry Kidder—who has authored several books on the history of the valley—the ride will take you through the history of 19th and 18th-century farmsteads, a historic one-room schoolhouse, the site of a former gristmill, a 1940s poultry farm, and more. Visitors can listen in, ask questions, or simply enjoy the ride.


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