For the history and farm animal lover in all of us, Howell Living History Farm provides an opportunity to travel back in time and experience turn-of-the-century farming.
Prices: FREE admission, Fee for Children’s Crafts (occurs every Saturday and fee depends on craft, but is generally $3.00). Fee for Corn Maze (September-November) is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 5-12. Parking is FREE.
Hours: Closed Mondays; Tuesdays-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm (Feb-Nov); Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm (April-Nov). Closed on Mercer County holidays and Easter.
In bygone days, it wasn’t uncommon for a farm boy or girl to hitch a ride on the back of a big draft horse while it was being driven back to the barn after a day working in the fields. During this program, kids 5 – 12 will learn the differences between draft, saddle and carriage horses when they climb aboard a fully harnessed workhorse for a ride down the lane…after, that is, they help farmers with barn chores like bedding stalls, filling water troughs, and making feed. A children's craft program is also offered in the visitor center for a small materials fee.
Shots, worming medicine, dental exams, and hoof trimming are in store for Howell Farm’s six workhorses when the veterinarian, dentist, and farrier come for their spring visit. Join them in the barns where they will be at work all day ensuring that horses, sheep, chickens, and farm cat Bushy are fit and ready for spring. Visitors can listen to a horse’s heart through a stethoscope, watch an equine dentist at work, and learn about old and new veterinary instruments and techniques.