Barclay Farmstead
209 Barclay Lane
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 795-6225

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Joseph Thorn built the mansion at this site in 1816. It was subsequently occupied by Joseph Cooper, a descendent of the founder of Camden, and six generations of Barclays, related to Cooper by marriage.

Today visitors can step back to 1816 to tour the house as well as a reconstructed tool shed, a corn crib, springhouse, kitchen garden, an orchard, and community garden plots. A woodland path leads to Cooper Creek. A working forge barn can also be seen. Barclay Farmstead is also the focal point for a 3-site tour including Indian King Tavern and Greenfield Hall, also in Camden County. Throughout the year visitors can enjoy a number of special events and exhibits that explore both historic and contemporary themes. Call for calendar.

School Groups can participate in the Living History Program. The year is "1816," and costumed guides lead students through the rooms, outbuildings and grounds of the Farmstead. Students interact with a blacksmith working in the forge barn and learn about the many herbs which they can touch and smell in the kitchen garden.

Time to do the chores! And each student can lend a hand at churning the butter, spinning and weaving, sawing wood and more. Each child takes home a packet of materials to create his or her own nine-patch quilt. A light snack is included in this 2½ hour program. Classes should consist of 20 or more children.

Hours: Open March thru November on Wednesdays and the first Sunday of each month, 1 - 4pm. Also open for groups by appointment. Call to confirm before visiting.
Adults $5.00
Seniors $3.00
Students over 12 $3.00
Children 12 and under FREE
Cherry Hill residents FREE
Groups: School Program $4.00 per student.
Group Reservations: At least 3 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic area on grounds.
Handicapped Access: Not accessible.
Directions: Rt. 30 east to Rt. 38 east. Bear right onto Rt. 70 east. Rt. 70 into Cherry Hill. Turn right onto West Gate Dr. and bear left onto Barclay Lane. About 2 blocks. 15 - 30 minutes from Philadelphia.

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