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Historic Holidays at Fosterfields
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Join the festivities and celebrate Christmas at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township with the Woods and Foster families, who lived at Fosterfields in the 1920s. On Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, design fresh greens into swags and decorate the buildings in the barnyard.

In the Farmhouse, where the Woods family lived, holiday preparation is underway. Become engulfed by the sights, smells, and sounds of the season. Discover what’s baking on the wood stove in the kitchen, and enjoy colorful Christmas decorations throughout the farmhouse. Visit The Willows, the 1854 Gothic Revival home of the Foster family. During the first-floor tour, view the festive holiday decorations and discover how the Foster’s would have celebrated Christmas and New Year’s Day.

There are farm chores still to be done before the holiday celebration. Venture outside and crack corn to feed the hungry chicken and collect their eggs. Don’t forget to reward yourself with a wagon ride around the farm and an up-close meeting with all the animals from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

The Visitors Center is home to the interactive Transportation Exhibit and Caroline Foster’s restored 1922 Model “T” Ford. Each day the Center holds different special holiday craft activities. Admission for Historic Holidays at Fosterfields is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+), $4 for children ages 4 to 16, and $2 for children ages 2 & 3. FREE for children under age 2 and Friends members.

Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.