- Walk the grounds during the day
- Farm stand is operated by local farmer from March through November
- Guided tours of the historic farmstead are offered by appointment
- Individuals, families, school groups or Scout groups can be accommodated by appointment
- An annual Christmas tree sale fundraiser runs from late November-December
25 Cooper Road, Denville, NJ 07834
The Ayres/Knuth Farm is a working farm, continuously operated since it was first settled in 1793. Located on 52 acres, the farm is considered one of the most complete examples of a 19th Century agricultural complex in Morris County. It embodies the evolution and development of New Jersey agriculture through the centuries, boasting 10 original buildings in the historic farm complex. The smoke house is the oldest structure, dating back to 1825, while the tenant house and office barn were built in 1895. The original chicken coops and carriage barn span two centuries of use. Spring houses and cisterns are also located on site. The exterior of the farmhouse was restored in 1910 using remnants of the original structure. Finally, visitors can see the original stone foundation of the Billie Ayres Distillery, where farmers from all over the county brought their apples. The Ayres/Knuth Farm is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the Ayres/Knuth Farm Foundation is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the historical, agricultural, and environmental elements of the farm. The Foundation is also responsible for restoring all the historic buildings on site, as well as educational programs and community engagement.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Learn about the agricultural history of Morris County by exploring the original buildings in the historic farm complex
- Wander through the woods and wetlands on the farm property
- Shop local by visiting the Union Hill Farms farm stand
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