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Muscoot Farm

Muscoot Farm was originally a "Gentleman's Farm" owned by the Hopkins Family and used as their summer estate and dairy farm from 1880 to 1924. In 1924 the family moved to the farm year-round and continued the dairy business until 1967 when Westchester County acquired the property.

Today, Muscoot Farm has many of the original buildings, some of which were moved to accommodate the Muscoot Reservoir. Visitors can walk through the Dairy Barn, Milk House, Ice House, BlacksmithShop and several other barns and buildings. Livestock and poultry are breeds typical of an early 20th century gentleman's farm and many represent minor (rare) breeds.

Owned and operated by the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Muscoot Farm is open year-round and offers a full schedule of programs for families, as well as tours, farmyard visits and hayrides for groups by reservation. More than seven miles of hiking trails allow visitors to explore some of Muscoot's 777 acres through fields, woodlands and wetlands. Trail maps are available in the Reception Center. For the protection of our animals and our visitors, petting and feeding of the farm animals is not permitted and dogs are not allowed at Muscoot.

Programs are offered for families on weekends. Some, like Meet the Baby Animals, Tractor Day and Pumpkin Picking, are annual events. Others provide new experiences for visitors and may focus on many different themes. In addition, a variety of workshops are offered on Saturdays throughout the year. Call the farm for a calendar of events.

Public hayrides for $2 are given on Sunday afternoons, weather permitting, and give a different perspective of the farm. Kids enjoy being up on the wagon. Hayrides are available to groups, weather permitting, April through October. A tractor-pulled hay wagon takes visitors beyond the farm complex to hay fields and the Ice Pond, offering a different perspective of the farm.

Children entering grades 3 through 8 can experience life on a farm as it was lived many years ago. Animal chores, milking, cooking, and hand-churning ice cream are some of the activities children participate in during the week. This special program just for kids is held July through mid-August on Monday thru Friday from 9am until 3pm and costs just $275 per week.

Our "Down on the Farm Pre-K Program" is held during the months of Marcy and April for children ages 3, 4, & 5. Youngsters and their parents will have an opportunity to learn about farming, goats, cows, & pigs through a variety of fun activities. Click link above for more information.

Our Herb Garden fills the air with fragrance. A sensory garden, a kitchen garden and a memorial herb garden create one of the most peaceful places on the farm.

The Main Farm House at Muscoot, one the Hopkins family home, displays a gallery of paintings by local artists. Different artists exhibit their work each month from May through October. The gallery is open to the public on weekends from noon to 4 p.m.

More than seven miles of marked trails are available for hiking the fields and forests of Muscoot Farm. Trail maps can be picked up in the Reception Center. Full color maps are available for purchase at the Farm Office.

A variety of foods and beverages can be purchased on weekends May through October, as well as weekdays in the summer, weather permitting.

Visiting Muscoot Farm

Hours
Muscoot Farm is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round.

Admission
FREE

Specifics on visiting the Muscoot Farm were correct at time of publication. We would suggest that you confirm dates and times prior to your visit.
 
 
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