Learn About the Farm
The Queens County Farm Museum dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. 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 an herb garden..
The farm is owned by the New York City Department of Parks, operated by the Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, Inc. and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.
Our farm animals and tranquil agrarian environment provide the opportunity to leave the hectic daily pace behind for an enjoyable visit to a farm without leaving the city.
The Farm Museum is open daily year-round from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Monday - Friday you can stroll around the farm to see our fields, livestock, vineyard, and farm implements. You may also purchase goat feed in the museum gift shop. On Saturdays and Sunday we provide free guided tours of the historic farmhouse, and hayrides at $2 per person (weather permitting from April through October). General admission is free except on special-event days and for all school and organization groups at all times. School and organization groups must pre-register and there is a fee based on the program we provide.
Please view our calendar of events for a listing of paid admission dates. Click here to link to our event calendar.
For our most recent 990 tax return please use this link: Tax Return (pdf). For a copy of our most recent audited annual report either call the Farm Museum or use the following text link: 2012 Colonial Farmhouse Audited Financial Report for the report in a pdf format.
The mission of the Queens County Farm Museum is to preserve, restore, and interpret the site, its history and owner's lifestyles. Through educational programs, events, and museum services, we educate the public as to the significance of Queens County's agricultural and horticultural past and heighten awareness of present-day sustainable agricultural and horticultural practices.