Longstreet farm is located at 44 Longstreet Road in Holmdel. It is open most days of the week and offers many tours and activities for both children and adults. It is an accurate representation of farm life during the 1800s and is very informative.
Backstory and Context
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.
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.
Monmouth County Park System (n.d.) Historic Longstreet Farm: An 1890s Living History Farm. Retrieved from https://co.monmouth.nj.us/documents/130/HstrcLngstrt_aug10.pdf
Zink, C. W. (2010). The Monmouth County park system: The first fifty years. Lincroft, Nj.