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Some of these farms still have fields, some have been pared down to only the house, at some you can do hands on activities and at others costumed interpreters perform farm chores as they used to be done.  But all give a feel of the time when most Americans lived in small towns or rural areas instead of today's suburbs and cities.  Please tell us of other sites that give visitors the same experience.

 

 

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  Farm pages:  AK-CT, DE-IA, IL-INKS-MA, MD-NC, NH-OH, OR-RISC-TXVA-WY  
 


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Alaska
Palmer
Musk Ox Farm Tours & Gift Shop
50 1 Glenn Highway
PO Box 587
Palmer AK  99645
Phone 
907 745-4151
Web Site  http://www.muskoxfarm.org/
E-mail  mailto:moxfarm@alaska.net
Description  dedicated to raising and preserving the musk ox
Type of Resource  Nature
Primary Focus  Natural History
Building Type  Farm
Nature of Group or Site  Animals
Collection G-M  Musk Ox

 

  California
Auburn
Bernhard Museum
291 Auburn-Folsom Road
Auburn CA  95603
Phone 
916 889-6500
Web Site http://www.placer.ca.gov/museum/courthou.htm
Alt Web  http://www.auburn-california.com/history/bernhard.html
Description  stage stop, farmhouse, winery
Type of Resource  House Museum
Building Type  Farm
Era  1851

California
Fallbrook
Fallbrook Historical Society
260 Rockey Crest Road
PO Box 1375
Fallbrook CA 92088
Phone 760 723-4125
Web Site http://sd.znet.com/~schester/fallbrook/history/society/
Description Luiseno Indians, local memorabilia, miniatures of 12 local historic buildings, house museum of first Civil War soldier to win Congressional Medal of Honor
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Farm
Field of Study/Science Facility Minerals
Collection G-M Models
Group Identity Native American
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 04/01/2003

California
Ferndale
Fern Cottage
2121 Centerville Road
PO Box 36
Ferndale CA 95536
Phone
707 786-4835
Web Site *****
Description Cattle ranching farm house with gardens -- by appointment
Type of Resource House Museum
Primary Focus Gardens
Building Type Farm
Era 1866
New or Updated: 04/02/2003

  CA
 
Fremont
 
Patterson House at Ardenwood Farm
 
34600 Ardenwood Boulevard
 
Fremont  CA  94555 
 
Phone  510 796-0663
 
Web Site  http://www.ebparks.org/parks/arden.htm
 
E-mail  mailto:ardenwood@ebparks.org
 
Alt Web  http://www.fremont.gov/Recreation/ArdenwoodPark/default.htm
 
Description  house, animals, horse drawn railroad on working farm
 
Type of Resource  House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type  Farm
 
Nature of Group or Site  Animals
 
New or Updated:  09/25/2003

California
Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove Heritage Society
605 Laurel Ave
Pacific Grove CA 93950
Phone 831 372-2898
Web Site http://www.mbay.net/~heritage/
Alt Web http://www.93950.com/history.htm
Description local group with small museum in a former barn
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Preservation
Building Type Farm
Research /Reading Archives
New or Updated: 05/14/2003

  CA
 
Walnut Creek
 
Old Borges Ranch
 
1035 Castle Rock Road
 
Walnut Creek    CA
 
Phone   925 943-5860
 
Web Site  http://www.ci.walnut-creek.ca.us/openspace/osborges.htm
 
Description  1900 era ranch now holds animals, equipment displays, blacksmith shop
 
Type of Resource   House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Agricultural
 
Building Type   Farm
 
Era  1901
 
New or Updated:   1/14/2004

California
West Covina
Hurst Ranch
1227 S Orange Avenue
West Covina CA  91790
Phone 
626 962-8056
Web Site  http://www.westcov.org/council/hurst1.html
E-mail  mailto:info@hurstranch.com
Description  100 year old farm is now open air museum with hands on activities for visitors
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Farm
Kind of Activity  Living History
Nature of Group or Site  Outdoor

 

 

 

 

Connecticut
Mystic
Denison Homestead
Pequotsepos Road
Mystic CT
Phone 
860 536-9248
Web Site
Alt Web 
www.visitmystic.com/places/history.htm
Description  homestead of one family from 1717-1941, each room depicts different era, but all are furnished with family artifacts
Type of Resource  House Museum
Building Type  Farm
Era  1717
 

  CT

  Wilton

  Weir Farm National Historic Site

  735 Nod Hill Road

  Wilton  CT    06897    

  Phone   203 834-1896

  Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/wefa/

  Description  60 acre farm with 12 structures, interpretive focus on Impressionist painter J

                    Alden Weir

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Arts

  Building Type   Farm

  Era  1825-1919

  New or Updated:    9/15/2004

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