Holcombe - Jimison Farmstead
PO Box 588
Lambertville, NJ 08530
(609) 397-2752

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Dating back to 1742, the old Bank Barn that houses the tools and implements of this faming museum was built into a hillside, making both floors accessible from ground level. This intelligent design allowed the farmer to keep his livestock in the lower level and store his crops on the upper. Inclement weather would find the animals tucked away in their stalls, not even having to venture outside to eat.

Though the barn has since been refitted to accommodate Museum artifacts, the conventional areas are easily identified. The large hand-hewn beams, wooden pegs, and stones used to construct the barn are visible.

The Museum vividly illustrates early farming life through a number of great exhibits. The Hiram Deats Display features the highly-regarded Deats plows and two authentic wood-burning stoves.

Farmers' tools are on display, as are the items farmers' wives used to convert flax and wool into fabric. A flax break, hatchel (comb for separating fibers), an old beam loom and spinning wheels demonstrate the self-sufficiency of the early farming family.

The Kitchen was a center of activity in those days, and today visitors can see the old wood stove, lard cooker, butter churns, canning equipment and other items that were so important then.

Other displays include a Butcher Shop, Doctor / Dentist Office, and a Post Office, and soon a Blacksmith Shop and Printing Shop will be added. People of all ages enjoy this visit to days gone by. It's where we came from.

Guided Group Tours are available for ages 10 and up. Tours highlight the life of the farmer and his family between 1825 and 1925.

Hours: May through October, Sundays 1 - 4pm and year-round, Wednesdays, 9am - 12pm. Other times by appointment.


Per person $5.00
Children under 5 FREE
There is an additional fee of $10.00 to visitors who wish to take photosgraphs. Tripods not permitted.

Groups: Same.

Group Reservations: 2 weeks in advance.

Lunch: Bagged lunch may be eaten outdoors.

Handicapped Access: Mostly accessible.

Directions: Rt. 611 North to Rt. 263 North to Rt. 202 North (just past Buckingham, PA). Follow 202 across toll bridge. Take first exit. Museum is on right. 30 - 60 minutes from Philadelphia.

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