Welcome to Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center

SAVE THE DATE: Our 5th Annual Harvest Festival is Saturday, September 13 from 10-3pm. Join us again as we celebrate harvest time at the Farm.

SAVE THE DATE: Our 5th Annual Harvest Festival is Saturday, September 13 from 10-3pm. Join us again as we celebrate harvest time at the Farm. thumbnail We welcome you to join us for our 5th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 13 from 10-3pm. Admission is FREE and all can enjoy a number of festivities including, horse-drawn hayrides and tractor rides, petting farm, oxen,

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Meet Eeyore, the donkey and his sheep!

Meet Eeyore, the donkey and his sheep! thumbnail They are here for the summer to graze and you are welcome to come visit them. If you do plan on visiting them soon, please note the following: Keep them safe by keeping the gates closed at

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Explore Prescott Farm this summer!

Explore Prescott Farm this summer! thumbnail Did you know Prescott Farm is open year-round, 7 days a week, from 9-4pm? It is a beautiful place to visit in all seasons and this summer you can explore our hiking trails (open dawn to dusk at

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Become a Member!

Become a Member! thumbnail Members of Prescott Farm get to enjoy a number of exciting benefits throughout the year! Just to name a few: * 20% discount on our educational programs (Camp, pre-school classes, maple sugaring programs, workshops) * Special free Members-Only

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Our Story

Prescott Farm has been owned by the Prescott family for over 200 years. The farm was established by Colonel Dudley Prescott of the 10th Regiment NH Militia. Colonel Prescott served in the Revolutionary War at the age of 19 and due to his war service was able to acquire land grants in 1796 and 1797. Prescott Farm, originally comprised of 700 acres, was bounded on one side by Paugus Bay and included three small islands, one of which is known today as Christmas Island. In 1804, Colonel Prescott gave the farm to his son Horatio Gates Prescott, who in turn sold it to his first cousin, Samuel Washington Prescott of Gilford, NH. The farm was passed down through the Prescott Family to Samuel's great granddaughter, Helen Prescott Pardoe; it is her son and grandchildren that are the current owners. Prescott Farm ceased to be an active farm in the 1950’s.

In 1997, the Pardoe family established a private operating foundation/not-for-profit organization, Prescott Conservancy, Inc. (PCI) and gifted 160 acres of farmland to it. The following year, PCI entered into a management partnership with the NH Audubon Society to offer environmental education programs on the property and in 2005, built the energy-efficient Samuel P. Pardoe Building for classroom and office space. On April 1, 2009 PCI began operating the Center independently as Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center.

Prescott Farm offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, and long-term partnerships with local elementary schools. The farm is designated as an official New Hampshire Wildlife Viewing Area and offers hiking on more than three miles of woodland, pond and field trails. Visitors can also explore the three-story historic barn, beautiful heritage flower and vegetable gardens, and an old-fashioned maple sugar operation (during the month of March). Prescott Farm is supported by grants from the Samuel P. Pardoe Foundation (established in 1989 by Helen Pardoe’s son Samuel), program fees, memberships, and donations.

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