If you are looking for family activities on Long Island or the best things to do on Long Island, I’d make sure Queens County Farm Museum is on your list!
About Queens County Farm Museum
Queens County Farm Museum’s history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland.
Photo Credit: Queens County Farm Museum
The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.
The grounds are open seven days a week, year-round from 10 am to 5 pm and general admission is FREE (except during public events)!
Visit the Welcome Center to purchase goat feed, or go for a stroll around the farm to see the fields, livestock, and farm implements.
On Saturdays and Sundays, guided tours of the historic Adriance Farmhouse and seasonal hayrides are offered (from April through October, weather permitting).
Queens County Farm Museum is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, operated by the Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.
What You Can Expect
Whether on a guided or a self-paced tour, you can expect to see a lot at the Queens County Farm Museum!
Take a peek at the reconstructed barn while on site.
Check out the seedlings that are going to be planted in the growing fields. Each year, farmers at the farm museum propagate thousands of seedlings for the farm!
There is even a maze you can visit! Below is an aerial view of the 2005 Amazing Maize Maze.
You can also find a variety of seasonal vegetables that are grown and sold on site.
Flowers are grown and harvested for bouquets.
There will surely be lots of livestock to see on your visit. The livestock at the farm museum is rotated regularly through different paddocks to supplement their diet with fresh green snacks.
Events at Queens County Farm Museum
If you are looking for fun things to do on Long Island, taking a tour around the Queens County Farm Museum can be a ton of fun for the whole family but they also offer a calendar of events that offer a ton of activities for everyone!
Some of the activities include things like Farmy Flicks where you can bring the kids to watch a movie in the barn, Family Farm Crafts where you create crafts with things found in nature, or a Stop ‘n Swap where you can bring items to trade with others!
For a full list of all the fun things to do on Long Island at the Queens County Farm Museum, head HERE.
More Things To Do On Long Island
If you are looking for more fantastic family activities on Long Island, be sure to check out my list of Long Island State Parks to visit with your family!
Thanks to East Hills Subaru for helping provide this info on things to do on Long Island!