Historic Longstreet Farm

Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of 19th century rural Monmouth County! Interpreters in period dress show both daily and seasonal agricultural and domestic activities. This living history farm offers first-hand experience with daily life and farming practices of the 1890s, and lets them learn about historic farm structures, like the forge and wagon house. Students, scouts, and campers can observe costumed interpretive staff plow, plant, harvest, cook and tend animals using methods and equipment from the late 19th century. Then, students will try their hand at milking a cow, and grinding corn for animal feed.
 
Contact Info
Address: 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733. Monmouth County. Tel: 732-946-3758. Email: info@monmouthcountyparks.com. Website: www.monmouthcountyparks.com. Hrs: Daily 10AM-4PM; Farmhouse Weekends 12PM-3:30PM, & By appt. Same Day Booking.
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-2.5 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