You do not need me to tell you that prices are up for everything. Inflation is up, gas prices are up and attractions can cost a pretty good amount of money, especially for a family. So when we find a really cool attraction, yes there's American history involved, we wanna share it with you. It's a chance to get outdoors and yes learn some things about our beautiful state. This attraction here in New Jersey is considered one of the best in America and to top it off its FREE.

 

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According to Love ExploringHowell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township is a fantastic destination. "This particular area has been farmed since the 1730s, and now a "living history" site celebrates New Jersey's agricultural heritage: still operating by horsepower, it offers an insight into what farming would have looked like from around 1890–1910. It's free to take a self-guided tour of the farm." Hopewell Township is located in Mercer County, New Jersey.

 

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Some quick history according to the farm website "Howell Farm was a working farm for 240 years before its last private owner, Inez Howe Howell of Pennington, donated it to Mercer County in March of 1974.  Having grown up on a farm, she wanted others to experience the magic she had always found there, and wrote this letter to the Mercer County Park Commission." Plan a trip today so your family can enjoy living American history, a real farm experience, and some fresh air and sunshine. This might make a fantastic school/group outing.

 

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