Queens Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park
Dating back to 1967 and occupying the largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland in the five boroughs, the Queens County Farm Museum’s 47 acres are the longest continuously farmed site in the state. Visitors to the site can tour its greenhouse complex, honey- bee hives, livestock, farm vehicles, planting fields, orchard, herb garden and historic farm buildings, including the restored Adriance Farmhouse, which was first built in 1772 and now acts as the site’s centerpiece.
The farm also offers a variety of classes for children and adults. Children who visit the farm can meet a variety of animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, hens and goats. During school trips, students will learn about the workings of the farm’s vegetable and livestock operations. Classes for adults focus on everything from the production of honey and growing organic crops to cheese-making and do-it-yourself paper-making.
During the course of the year, the farm hosts a number of popular events, including a Halloween corn maze, children’s carnival, Easter egg hunt, spring festival, seasonal farmstand, cooking classes and the Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow, which is the city’s largest and oldest event of its type.