New York City is home to numerous world-famous museums but if you need a break from classics like the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the MOMA, do check out some of the City’s smaller, off the beaten path museums. In the previous installment of this series, we rounded up unique house museums in the Bronx and Manhattan. Today, we look at some gems in Queens.
1. Queens County Farm Museum
The Queens County Farm Museum traces its roots back to the Adriance family who farmed the area in the 1600s. Today, it is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The museum consists of historic farm buildings including a 1772 farmhouse, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, and an herb garden. The farm hosts events year round including hay rides, a corn maze, and pumpkin picking. It is one of the Historic House Trust of New York properties.