The next time you want to get in your car and explore the area, head to the Barclay Farmstead to learn a little bit about Cherry Hill history.
The house and property dates back to 1816 when local farmer and father of eight Joseph Thorn built it.
Today, the living heritage site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a fascinating account into yesteryear.
Visitors to the Barclay Farmstead will get to see what it was like to live during 19th century agrarian times in South Jersey.
Open on Wednesday and the first Sunday of the month from 12 to 4 p.m. from March to November, the historical site offers interpretive tours of the farmhouse with costumed guides.
Inside the three-story home, you’ll see furnishings, clothing and art of the era.
The Living History School Tour, which can also be arranged for an additional fee, features insight into weaving, churning butter, quilting, gardening and the work of blacksmiths.
As for lovers of the great outdoors, the property is also home to several nature trails and Plant-a-Patch gardens.
The best part is that admission is free for the residents of Cherry Hill Township, children 12 and under and Friends of Barclay Farmstead.
Regular admission is $5 and $3 for seniors and students.
So if you haven’t had the chance to visit the Barclay Farmstead, be sure to add this to your list of places to go this summer.
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