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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.  
 

Farms Kansas - Massachusetts

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

 

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  Kansas

  Olathe

  Mahaffie Farmstead and Stagecoach Stop

  1100 Kansas City Road

  Olathe  KS  66051    

  Phone  913 971-5111

  Web Site http://www.olatheks.org/Visitors/Mahaffie/

  E-mail  mailto:mahaffie@olatheks.org

  Description  stone farmhouse also used as a stagecoach stop, outbuildings

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type  Farm

  Era  1858

  Owner/Operator:  City of Olathe

  New or Updated:  8/31/2007

 

 

 

 

  Kentucky
 
Staffordsville
 
Mountain Home Place
 
445 Kentucky Route 2275
 
Staffordsville  KY  41256    
 
Phone  606 297-1850
 
Web Site  http://www.mountainhomeplace.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:mthomepl@foothills.net
 
Description  working farm of the 1850's era, museum of Appalachian History
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Building Collection
 
Building Type  Farm
 
Kind of Activity  Living History
 
Nature of Group or Site  Animals
 
Era      1850
 
New or Updated:  07/15/2003
Massachusetts
Beverly
Hale Farm
39 Hale Street
Beverly MA  01915
Phone 
978 922-1186
Web Site  http://www.beverlyhistory.org/
Alt Web  http://www.essexheritage.org/hale_farm.htm
Description  home of Rev Hale, prominent early clergyman and civic leader, whose wife was accused during the Salem witchcraft trials
Type of Resource  House Museum
Building Type  Farm
Era 1695
 

  MA

  Danvers

  Glen Magna Farms

  Ingersoll Street

  PO Box 381

  Danvers                      MA      01923    

  Phone   978 774-9165

  Web        www.glenmagnafarms.org

  Description  estate of the wealthy since 1812, enlarged and gardens added over the

  Type of Resource   House Museum

  Primary Focus  Gardens

  Building     Farm

  Owner/Operator:  Danvers Historical Society

  New or Updated                           2/12/2006

  Gloucester
 
North Shore Arts Association
 
197 E Main Street
 
Pirate's Lane
 
Gloucester  MA  01930    
 
Phone  508 283-1857
 
Web Site  http://www.northshoreartsassoc.org/
 
Description  classes, demonstrations, and exhibitions
 
Type of Resource  Gallery
 
Primary Focus  Arts
 
Building Type  Farm
 
Era      1870
 
New or Updated:  10/09/2003

  MA

  Hadley

  Hadley Farm Museum

  208 Middle Street

  Hadley MA   01035    

  Phone   413 584-3120

  Web Site  http://www.hadleyonline.com/farmmuseum/main.htm

  Description  first broom making machine, spinning wheels, cobblers benches, butter

                     churns, plows

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Agricultural

  Building Type  Barn

  Collection  Tools

  Era  1782

  New or Updated:  4/7/2006

  Lincoln
 
Drumlin Farm Education Center
 
South Great Road
 
Lincoln  MA  01773   
 
Phone  781 259-2200
 
Web Site  http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Drumlin_Farm/i                    ndex.html
 
E-mail  mailto:drumlinfarm@massaudubon.org
 
Description  working New England farm complete with animals, nature center
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Agricultural
 
Building Type  Farm
 
Kind of Activity  Living History
 
Nature of Group or Site  Animals
 
Industry /Profession  Farming
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Owner/Operator:  Mass Audubon
 
New or Updated:  10/26/2003

  Sandwich
 
Heritage Museums & Gardens
 
67 Grove Street
 
Sandwich  MA  02563   
 
Phone  508 888-1222
 
Web Site  http://www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/
 
Alt Web  mailto:info@heritagemuseums.org
 
Description  three museums in one: military (with 2000 miniatures), automotive, folk art,                         all in a 100 acre garden setting
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Gardens
 
Building Type  Farm
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Folk Life
 
Collection A-F  Folk Art
 
Collection G-M  Miniatures
 
Collection N-Z  Vehicles
 
New or Updated:  10/24/2003

  Massachusetts
 
Sutton
 
Waters Farm Preservation Inc
 
Waters Road
 
Sutton  MA  01590    
 
Phone   508 865-0101
 
Web Site  http://www.watersfarm.com/
 
E-mail  mailto:dorothea@watersfarm.com
 
Description  farm owned by one family from 1720-1974
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Building Type   Farm
 
Kind of Activity   Living History
 
Owner/Operator:  Town of Sutton
 
New or Updated:    1/18/2004

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