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Murphy Orchards is a 65-acre, family owned and operated fruit farm, located about 12 miles due north of Lockport, New York, 3 miles south of the Lake Ontario shore, and 25 miles east of Niagara Falls, in Burt, right next to Newfane.

We welcome everyone, without reservation or admission charge, to come and pick fruit, browse through our Country Store, have Afternoon Tea or Luncheon in our Tea Room, enjoy our grounds and facilities, and visit our barn where you can see the entrance to a secret room where people escaping from slavery between 1850 and 1861 were sheltered by the McClew family before going on to the safety of their next stop.

We also offer both Agricultural and Underground Railroad Heritage guided tours by reservation. Our tours are designed for larger school and special groups. For more information on group tours see our School & Group Tours page. For more information on visits see our Motorcoach Visits page.

We make a large variety of homemade jams and jellies, right here on the farm, which you can purchase in our Country Barn Store, order online, or order by mail using our printable order form. Our homemade products include such flavors as kiwi jam, rhubarb jam, spiced cranberry jam, red tomato jam, strawberry-kiwi jam, raspberry-cherry jam, elderberry jelly, hot pepper jelly, mulberry jelly, quince jelly and so much more.

Our products are also available to wholesale buyers and for corporate gifts. Please e-mail us for information or click here to order our Personalized Jam and Jelly Favors. Perfect for weddings, corporate gifts, event gifts...and more!!!

We are very proud of the heritage of this farm that is our new home. The farm has been a family owned and operated fruit farm in continuous production since the early 1800s.

We still grow plants on the same soil to earn our living, and still use the farmhouse, barn and outbuildings built by Charles and Libby McClew in 1850.

Charles and Libby McClew are believed to have been part of the Underground Railroad Network between 1850 and 1861.

The farm's structures, the orchards and the landscape itself remain virtually as they were 150 years ago, allowing you to step back in time and experience a very special and unique view of Underground Railroad History.




There is a concealed chamber beneath the barn (the trap door entrance to this chamber can be viewed from inside the barn) where people escaping from slavery organized secret routes throughout the United States. Here they were able to hide and were cared for by the McClew family until it was safe for them to continue on their journey to freedom in Canada.

You can view the entrance to the secret room on a guided tour.


Murphy Orchards is located at:
2402 McClew Rd
Burt, NY 14028
(716) 778-7926

Hours of Operation:

Our Online Store is open all year.

The grounds and orchards, are open Monday-Sunday 9 am- 4pm. The Country Barn Store is currently closed for the season.
The Orchard Tea Room is open from 11 am until 4 pm.
Tuesday through Sunday. Closed on Mondays, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please Call ahead for reservations 716-778-7926

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Buffalo/Amherst:
Route 78N (Transit Road) to Lockport.
In Lockport, 78N goes one way
Transit Road goes another. Follow 78N.
Eight miles north of Lockport, you will come to the Village of Newfane. Within the village of Newfane, turn left at the 2nd traffic light (Ide Road); McClew Road is the 2nd right off of Ide Road. We’re about 3/4 of a mile down McClew Road, on the left. (The only brick house on the road. You can’t miss it.)

From Niagara Falls:
Route 104E to Route 78 (you will be on Route 104 for about 25 minutes). Left onto Route 78N.
Five miles to the Village of Newfane.
In the Village of Newfane, turn left at the 2nd traffic light (Ide Road). Our road (McClew Rd.) is the second right turn off of Ide Road.

From Route 425
(Shawnee Road in North Tonawanda)
Follow Route 425 to Route 104 (Route 104 is about 5 minutes from the time you turn off of Lower Mountain Road). Turn right onto Route 104. Take 104 to Route 78. Turn left onto 78N. Go 5 miles to the Village of Newfane. Within the Village of Newfane, turn left at the 2nd traffic light (Ide Road). The road that we’re on (McClew Road) is the 2nd right turn off of Ide Road.
 

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