Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

This living historical farm provides activities and demonstrations of farming life, as it was over 100 years ago at Fosterfields! Learn about farm and domestic life while talking to costumed interpreters. Watch the farmer work with period machinery and tools. Meet the resident farm animals: horses, cows, chickens, sheep, pigs, ducks, and turkeys. Help with daily chores, like collecting eggs, cracking corn, churning butter, and doing laundry on a washboard. Discover how each person's work contributed to the daily running of the farm, and learn about the history of the Foster family through the collection of journals, diaries, and invoices.
Contact Info
Address: 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. Morris County. Tel: 973-326-7645. Email: schoolreservations@morrisparks.net. Website: www.morrisparks.net. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue