I arrived at the park before opening. It's about 8 miles from the city center and takes about 20 minutes to get there.
You buy a ticket at the booth just inside the entrance, then drive to the museum and park. I didn't rent a car, so I took an Uber.
It's a long walk down the drive while cars zoom past you, but I liked it. There was enough of a gap between cars to enjoy the sights and sounds. The tree tunnel on this avenue is the best part of the park. Go early. Later, as I walked back to the entrance, there was a constant stream of cars.
The museum is small, but informative, detailing the settlement of the area. The bathrooms are nice.
Then visitors can walk around the property and see the ruins of the original house, the blacksmith shed, and the marshes. There isn't a whole lot to see, but if you like an easy nature walk with some history to boot, it's worth spending an hour or two here.