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East Jersey Old Town Village open for visits

East Jersey Old Town Village 1050 River Road, Piscataway

East Jersey Old Town Village comes alive Wednesday through Sunday with historical interpreters presenting the trades and crafts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Visit reconstructed and replica early American Raritan Valley structures at East Jersey Old Town Village for a view into life in the region’s farm and merchant communities. Buildings include the Indian […]

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William Trent House open for visits

Trent House Museum 15 Market Street, Trenton

The William Trent House Museum is open for visitors Wednesdays through Sundays, 1:00PM to 4:30pm. Visitors can see how the garden has been redesigned to include plants that New Jersey’s native people would have grown or gathered in the wild and those that enslaved Africans would have cultivated for their own use and for the […]

$5
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Schuyler-Hamilton House Open for Tours

Schuyler-Hamilton House 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown

The Schuyler-Hamilton House, also known as the Jabez Campfield House, was built in 1760 on the eastern edge of the small village of Morristown. In 1765, a young doctor, Jabez Campfield, purchased the attractive four-bedroom home. He and his bride, Sarah Ward, lived in the house for fifty-six years, until 1821. Dr. Campfield served as […]

$5

Stories of Slavery in New Jersey Lecture at Peachfield

Peachfield 180 Burrs Road, Westamption

Slavery was baked into New Jersey from its very beginnings. Meant to jump start a new agricultural community, this provision of one of New Jersey’s founding documents nonetheless made chattel slavery foundational. Presenter and Author Rick Geffken has written numerous articles on various aspects of New Jersey history for local newspapers, magazines, historical societies, and […]

$10
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