Fox Chase Farm
One of the last working farms in a major American city
The land, which has been farmed since the days of William Penn, straddles the boundary between Philadelphia and Montgomery counties and is surrounded by open countryside.
There are almost a dozen buildings on the gently sloping fields, including a 19th-century stone Pennsylvania bank barn, a hay barn, a pig house and a manor house, which is now used as administrative offices.
In 2005, Fox Chase Farm was formally placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Because this is a working farm, it is only open to the public for scheduled events and programs. But events are frequent so check the website for the schedule.
Tuesday Nites On The Farm, held every Tuesday night from mid-July through mid-August, which features hayrides, farm activities and outdoor movie screenings.
An active 4-H club (a generally agricultural-focused youth organization) operates at the farm in the areas of pigs, sheep and cows.
Friends of Fox Chase Farm, which numbers more than 400 member families, helps support the farm with physical maintenance, fund raising, guided tours and other public events.
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