The original property located at this site took up 495 acres when it was put together in 1806 by Hendrick Longstreet. Passed down through the generations, this farm was a successful and prosperous farm which depended on their cereal grain, livestock, and potatoes.
The farm eventually began to struggle through the changes brought by the industrial revolution, as it still relied heavily on the use of livestock for things like plowing. The newer upcoming farms turned to machinery and relied on gasoline and steam, which made them more productive than Longstreet. The farm was eventually purchased from the family by the Monmouth County Park System in 1967. The County opened Longstreet Farm to the public in 1972, and it is now open most days of the week.
When touring the farm there are many attractions that have appealed to the visitors. Some of those have been the Holmes- Hendrickson house, along with the tenant house and farmhouse. (The Holmes- Hendrickson house has its own Clio entry.) Living history events are a big draw; these events include blacksmithing demonstrations, quilting demonstrations, wood working demonstrations, and sheep shearing. The farm even offers class trips and birthday party packages for children to better understand family life and roles during the late 1800s as well as the technology that was used. These trips include activities such as making cider, butter and ice cream.