33 – New York for Piccolas and Piccolos : Queens County Farm Museum


Visitors can explore the farm year-round. Guided tours are available on weekends from April to October, and seasonal programming for school groups are offered from October to June. The programs for students focus on inquiry, observation, and hands-on activities to introduce students to the colonial way of life. Programs include What’s the Buzz? Queens Farm Honeybees!, Compost Explorers, and Colonial Kids: Apple Cider Pressing. Additionally, students learn about the elements of a small-scale, urban vegetable and livestock operation. The museum also holds seasonal adult education courses on topics such as colonial cooking and wreath-making.

The Queens County Farm Museum is one of the 23 publicly owned historic sites located throughout the city’s five boroughs that are preserved by NYC Parks.

 

Queens County Farm Museum’s mission is “to preserve, restore, and interpret the site. Through educational programs, events, and museum services, we educate the public as to the significance of Queens County’s agricultural and horticultural past and heighten awareness of present-day agricultural and horticultural practices.” Image: Queens County Farm Museum

 

Queens County Farm Museum's history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.

 

 

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