Hours of Operation & Admission
From April 1 to October 31, the Orientation Center and Duke Farms are open six days a week Thursday through Tuesday from 8:30am to 6pm. On November 1, our hours shorten to 8:30am to 4:30pm. Admission is always FREE!
Duke Farms is CLOSED to visitation on Wednesdays as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. This includes the Orientation Center and trails.
Duke Farms considers the property full when all the parking spaces are occupied. Once this happens, our parking areas will be temporarily closed. In nice weather, this is most likely to happen on weekends (especially on Sundays) or holidays, so be sure to plan accordingly by carpooling, using alternative transportation and/or by planning your trip for off peak hours such as early mornings or later in the afternoons.
If you arrive at Duke Farms and find the parking area temporarily closed, please visit Somerset County Tourism website or the NJ Skylands website for information on other nearby recreational opportunities.
For capacity closure updates, follow us on Twitter at @DFParking
Site Access & Assistance Shuttle Service
From the Orientation Center, visitors can access more than 18 miles of walking trails, or 12 miles of bicycle trails. Please follow the red pedestrian path by the green roof to cross the road into the park.
For people with disabilities or physical challenges, an assistance shuttle is available to provide transportation to a stop within the park. Please click here for more info.
Taxi service is available to take visitors to and from the train station and Duke Farms.
For reservations and fares:
American Taxi at 908-526-0055
or SkyView Taxi at 908-725-2233.
If you are coming to Duke Farms with a group of 12 or more people, we ask that you please fill out our Group Registration Form prior to your visit.