This geocache is part of the Duke Farms geotrail series; please refer to the Duke Farms geotrail entry (GC3E42F) for more information.
The Old Foundation geocache is a puzzle cache, meaning more than one step is involved in finding its final location:
- Step 1: Follow the coordinates on this page.
- Step 2: Complete the puzzle below using clues gathered from around the Old Foundation.
NOTE: This geocache contains a laminated card of a specific letter of the alphabet. Geocachers following the Duke Farms geotrail must write down this letter in their brochure and uncover the secret word to be eligible to receive a commemorative token from Duke Farms' Front Desk staff.
OLD FOUNDATION PUZZLE:
North coordinates | N 40 A.BC = N 40 ___.___ ___
A. How many floors was the proposed mansion going to have (including the basement)?
- Two = 31
- Four = 32
- Three = 30
- One = 33
B. In 1918, what was all of the steel from the project donated to?
- The surrounding community = 7
- Carnegie Steel Company = 8
- The U.S. war effort = 9
- A local railroad company = 6
C. How many levels is the foundation?
- Three = 77
- One = 78
- Two = 80
- Four = 79
West coordinates | W 74 D.EF = W 74 ___.___ ___
D. How many of the circular fountains around the Old Foundation have been converted to planters?
- Four = 37
- Three = 36
- One = 38
- Two = 35
E. Which lake do you see from the Old Foundation's southern viewpoint?
- Wood Duck Lake = 6
- Turtle Lake = 8
- Otter Lake = 7
- Vista Lake = 9
F. How many trees flank the steps leading from the Old Foundation to the Great Meadow?
- Fourteen = 36
- Forty-four = 34
- Thirty-four = 35
- Twenty-two = 33
Parking for this geocache is available at Duke Farms' main building, the Farm Barn, located at 1112 Dukes Parkway West in Hillsborough, New Jersey.
Duke Farms' Hours of Operation:
- Winter (November - March): 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
- Summer (April - October): 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Parking passes are required on Saturdays during summer hours.
Please review Duke Farms' FAQs prior to your arrival.
You can learn more about Duke Farms by visiting www.dukefarms.org.
Duke Farms would like to thank its Geocache Monitoring Volunteers for the hard work they do throughout the year to ensure these geocaches remain accessible. We're so grateful to you, Jane C., Ann C., Kathleen P., and Lynn T.!