The Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is a family-friendly site with activities for visitors of all ages. The 230-acre site includes a late seventeenth-century manor house that served as the country seat of wealthy Newburyport merchants. The site also fosters farm animals in partnership with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Learn about life on a farm over the centuries through hands-on activities. Explore nature trails, and enjoy a picnic under ancient maple trees.
Join Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm during our Harvest Festival. See tractors and other farm equipment spanning the last eighty years. Participle in activities such as corn husking, a pie-eating contest, finding your way through a hay bale maze, a wagon ride, building scarecrows, making fall crafts, and harvesting wild herbs.
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