Queens County Farm Museum
It’s easy to forget that New York City was once mostly farmland. And the Queens County Farm Museum goes way back – all the way to 1697. The 47-acre space is the city’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and the longest continuously farmed site in the entire state. Cows, chickens, horses, sheep, pigs, and goats live among historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, planting fields, an orchard, and a vineyard. The animals are easily accessible to visitors, and the museum sells feed for the kids who like getting up close and personal. Year-round, the farm hosts free guided tours of the farmhouse to the public on Saturdays and Sundays. Hayrides are offered on weekends from April through October.
Admission is free, except during public events.