Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum
1605 Daniel Bray Highway (Rte. 29)
just north of Lambertville, NJ





Picture of Windmill Farmstead Museum

Preserving Hunterdon County's Rural Heritage

Welcome to the Farmstead...

   The Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Hunterdon County's agricultural heritage from the 18th into the 20th centuries.

Scheduled Events for 2021

October 10, 1 to 3 PM Dairy science with Dr Edward Tindall DVM

Visit the farmstead and listen to Dr. Tindall talk about Dairy science as well as the first rotary milking parlor which was invented right here in New Jersey.

NOW & THEN EVENT Sunday October 31, 1-4 pm

The Farmstead will close its 2021 season with a celebration of Life on the Farm, Now & Then. Our event and Closing Day will be on October 31, 2021 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Come see how life has changed and stayed the same throughout the years. Each exhibit will display artifacts common to life long ago and their counterparts now. Our Volunteers and Trustees are putting together some fun games, displays and hunts with the theme "Now and Then." We invite you to bring your recollections of times past to share. There will be a model A car display and concessions will be available for purchase! Lots of fun for all!!

           The Museum is housed in the restored three story bank barn that was built into the hillside to make both floors accessible from ground level.  Livestock were kept on the lower level, crops above.  In bad weather, the farmer could feed without going outdoors.  Today, some of the exhibits arranged in the barn cover the tools and equipment used by the farmer to raise and harvest the crops that provided fodder for livestock and commodities to sell. Other displays cover the domestic chores of the farmer's wife in the preparation and preservation of food and the making of clothing.  Early examples of now common implements and appliances give the visitor a sense of passing time.

   The Museum property was once part of John Holcombe's "Plantation", according to his will of 1742.  In 1968, the Farmstead was donated to the Hunterdon County Historical Society by Milo and Rachel Jumison who retained life rights.  With Milo Jimison's death, over 250 years of agricultural activity on the site ended.  In 1984, the property was deeded to the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead, Inc.  Using a combination of grants from small foundations, individual donations and a substantial gifts from the 1772 Foundation, the Museum's volunteers and Trustees have restored the property and added outbuildings for the Post Office, General Store, Blacksmith Shop, Carriage Shed, and Print Shop.

   Hunterdon County was established in 1714 on land purchased from the Lenape Indians.  Its rich and diverse agricultural history is reflected in the varied exhibits of the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum.

The Print Shop
The Woodworking Shop
The Kitchen
The 1711 House
The Doctor/Dentist Office
Timber working tools (See some being used)
The Dairy Exhibit
The Loom
Blacksmith Shop
The Tractor Barn
other assorted photos


The farmstead will be open on Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 1-4 pm. Masks and social distancing as required while on the property.

Group and school tours can be arranged throughout the year by calling (609) 397-2752
Adults $5.00
Children under 5 years old: Free
For visitors who wish to take pictures, there will be an additional charge of $10.00 plus the $5.00 admission fee. No tripods will be permitted.

Annual Memberships available at $25 for Families and Individuals.
Corporate Memberships, $150.

2021 Events Schedule (<--click here)-->
Links to articles about the Farm Museum

Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum Summer Events $5 donation Volunteer Opportunities Abound Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum Needs YOU!

Bluegrass Jams We are also having a Bluegrass Jam every 3rd Sunday. Pickers bring your acoustic instrument and jam with us! All others, bring a chair to enjoy!

Niece Lumber Yard


Here is a video about the Farmstead

We would love to have you become part of the Holcombe Jimison Farmstead Museum Team!

Maintenance and Repairs
Museum Displays
Docent Tour Guides
Simple upkeep
Special events coordinating
High Schoolers service opportunities

Come down any Wednesday 9-12 Sunday 1-4 And meet the crew

Coffee Hour Wednesdays 10:30

Contact Holcombe Jimison at holcombe.jimisonnj@gmail.com

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