Farm Life – 1686-1840

While the city life of Elizabethtown flourished, outlying areas were largely agricultural. One hundred fifty families tended 40,000 acres of farmland.

Life on the farm was demanding on all members of the family with taxing chores for the head of the household, the youngest of children and everyone in between. Farm families had to produce every necessity of life – shelter, food and clothing – while caring for their land, crops and animals.

Dr. William Robinson Plantation

593 Madison Hill Rd., Clark


  • Medicine Room
  • Smokehouse, corncrib and well
  • Museum Shop

Woodruff House / Eaton Store Museum

111 Conant St., Hillside

Woodruff House

  • Potbellied stove in an early general store
  • Reproduction post and beam barn
  • Memorabilia from Hillside resident and Baseball great
    Phil Rizzuto

The Saltbox Museum

1350 Springfield Ave., New Providence

The Saltbox

  • Hand-woven coverlet
  • Brewster clock
  • Copper lustre tea set

Carter House

90 Butler Pkwy., Summit

Carter House

  • Furnished rooms and special exhibits
  • Collection of iron kitchen implements
  • Tool collection displayed in barn

Miller-Cory House Museum

614 Mountain Ave., Westfield

Miller Cory House Museum

  • 18th century open hearth cooking demonstrations
  • Corn crib, necessary and well house
  • Costumed interpreters
  • Museum shop