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Hallockville’s mission is to take Long Island back to its farming roots and contextualize it with today. (Credit: Tara Smith)

Along Sound Avenue in Riverhead, Hallockville Museum farm is a testament to the North Fork’s rich history.

The nonprofit organization formed in 1975 to educate people about the history of Long Island farming and preserve the Hallock family homestead, which was built in 1765. A Puritan family steeped in North Fork history, the Hallocks made a home on the land that still stands today, thanks to the museum and a community of over 100 volunteers that act as docents, farmers, gardeners and more.

The property’s storied history and beautiful grounds — 19 historic buildings spread across 28 acres — make for a peaceful stop on any North Fork excursion and feature exhibits, demonstrations, tours ($15 for adults, $10 seniors and children ages 5-12, free for children under 5), farm animals and community garden.

The museum hosts a range of events every year, including an annual country fair and craft show set for Sept. 17 and 18. 

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In the meantime, spend a moment with us getting immersed in Hallockville’s history: