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

609-397-2752

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.


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           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

VISITING HOURS

Open
Sundays 1:00-4:00 p.m. May through October
All Year Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Group and school tours can be arranged throughout the year by calling (908) 788-5885
Admission:
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.

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