Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 298-5292

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This wonderfully preserved farm in the hamlet of Northville (Town of Riverhead) represents a typical North Fork farm from 1880 - 1910. During this period, Northville was an important farming community supplying New York City and other markets with produce shipped by rail and sea. Today, Hallockville preserves the atmosphere of a bygone era through the surviving original buildings and artifacts and through the Museum's many public programs and educational activities.

Among seven Historical Structures are

  • The Shoemaker's Shop
  • The Milkhouse, where Hallock women processed and stored dairy products
  • The Smokehouse, which preserved the Hallock family's meat and fish with smoke piped into it from a smoldering fire in an outside pit
  • The Workshop and Woodshed
  • The Hallock Homestead, the core of which was built around 1765. It contains its original 19th century carpeting and exhibits many original artifacts and furnishings in period rooms typical of a North Fork farmhouse.

This is a nice place for a family outing, and a full day School Program satisfies numerous objectives of 4th through 7th grade curricula. It includes many hands-on activities, observational, and problem-solving exercises, crafts, and games.

Hours: Open for Guided Tours Friday through Sunday, 12pm - 4pm, roughly spring through fall. Open for Self-Guided walking tours of the grounds on weekdays throughout the year and on weekends May through December, 11am - 4pm. Call to confirm before visiting. Special tours for public and private groups are available throughout the year by appointment.
Adults $7.00
Seniors $5.00
Children $5.00
School Programs about $9.00 per student. Group tour fees contingent upon group needs. Call for details.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic area available.
Handicapped Access: Mostly accessible. Call for details.
Directions: I-495 East to exit 73. East on Rt. 58 to Northville Turnpike. Northville Tpke. to Sound Ave. East on Sound Ave. 3.2 miles to farm. 2½ hours from the George Washington Bridge.

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