The Longstreet Farm is a living history farm that recreates the agricultural life of the 1890s. Interpreters dress in period costume and perform typical year round farming and domestic actives including seasonal planting and harvesting of crops and raising livestock. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The farm was purchased by the Monmouth County Park System in 1967 to preserve the county’s rural past. The farm opened to the public in 1972 as Historic Longstreet Farm.
Longstreet Farm is a fairly complete example of a typical nineteenth-century farm created by Dutch settlers in New Jersey. The farmstead consists of a 14-room Federal-style farmhouse, a Dutch barn, and a collection of nineteenth-century farm outbuildings.
Historic Longstreet Farm is open daily year-round, free of charge.
The park offers several areas of interest to do photography. For a New Jersey location, you can come up with some pretty dynamic photos if you give it some effort.
Most of your shots here will be done in shutter priority since there are a lot of moving animals and people to photograph. The staff will happily allow you to take their pictures and the animals don’t seem to mind either.
When staying in New Jersey and photographing this area, you should stay at The Colts Neck Inn. The Inn offers large, immaculate rooms in a beautiful building with great atmosphere. The service is impeccable.