New Jersey

Barclay Farmstead

The farmstead reflects Quaker agrarian life of the 19th century. Students and scouts can explore the period rooms of the 16-room farmhouse with costumed interpreters, and engage in 19th-century activities such as churning butter, spinning wool, drilling wood, and adding their own stitches to a quilt. Through the museum’s period objects and primary documents, uncover the history of the home’s previous owners, including the Cooper/Barclay family and land developer Joseph Thorn. Through Thorn’s life, learn about Quaker culture’s influence in American communities. Scouts can tour the house and put together a whirligig or Molly cap, and work towards a badge.
 
Contact Info
Address: 209 Barclay Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Camden County. Tel: 856-795-6225. Email: info@barclayfarmstead.org. Website: www.cherryhill-nj.com/barclay. Hrs: Wed. 12PM-4PM, See website.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free/Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Art, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Art, Social Studies.

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