Historic Longstreet Farm Photography Location
The Historic Longstreet Farm is a living history farm that recreates the agricultural life of the 1890s. Interpreters dress in period costumes and perform typical year-round farming and domestic actives, including seasonal planting and harvesting crops and raising livestock. The farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Monmouth County Park System purchased the farm 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 relatively 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 nineteenth-century farm outbuildings collection.
Historic Longstreet Farm is open daily year-round, free of charge.
The park offers several areas of interest to do photography. You can come up with some pretty dynamic photos for a New Jersey location if you give it some effort.
Most of your shots here will be done in shutter priority since many moving animals and people can photograph. The staff will happily allow you to take their pictures, and the animals don’t seem to mind either.
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