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Wishing to preserve her beloved home and give future generations the chance to experience the sights, smells, and sounds of rural life, Caroline Foster in 1979 bequeathed Fosterfields to the Morris County Park Commission, to be preserved as a "living historical farm," the first in New Jersey. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm.
General Joseph Warren Revere, grandson of Paul Revere, bought the property in the mid-1800s and built the impressive Gothic Revival home, The Willows. Charles Foster purchased the farm in 1881, changing its name to Fosterfields, and it was here that Caroline Foster lived 98 of her 102 years. As she wished, Fosterfields offers an incomparable opportunity to experience our agricultural heritage, providing through its living history programs and tours a fascinating look at life in the late Victorian era.
The non-profit Friends of Fosterfields supports and promotes the development of Fosterfields Living Historical Farm. Extensive information about their activities is available through their site.
Except for certain scheduled programs,
Fosterfields is closed to the general public November — March.
April 1 through June 30, 2015
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Closed Good Friday, Sunday and Monday
Summer & Fall Hours
July 1 through October 31, 2015
Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 12 Noon to 5 pm
Closed July 3, Monday and Tuesday
$5 seniors (age 65 & up)
$4 children ages 4-16
$2 children ages 2 & 3
FREE for children under age 2
Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Gristmill members are free with a valid membership card; discounted fees for special events.
The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.