A Weekend in Old Monmouth

Forty-nine historic sites throughout Monmouth County will be featured t April 30 and May 1 as the Monmouth County Historical Commission offers a return of ‘A Weekend in Old Monmouth.’

“We are excited about the return of ‘A Weekend in Old Monmouth’ historic tour, after a hiatus due to the pandemic,” said Commissioner Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Monmouth County Historical Commission. “The tour is organized into four segments and will feature local organizations’ museums and historic buildings, which will provide a glimpse of Monmouth County’s extensive history. All fees will be waived at the participating sites during the weekend.”

The sites on the tour are generally operated independently. The self-guided tour allows for easy access and various transportation routes between the sites. To start planning your route, preview the tour sites on the County’s website at www.visitmonmouth.com. Each of the sites will be open for visitation from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. April 30, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. May 1.

A published tour guide that includes all participating site locations and map, programing and contact information will be available at any historic site on the tour or by downloading the guide at www.visitmonmouth.com.

The Historical Commission is also offering a virtual tour that will present all 49 historic sites in an interactive format which will include information, photos, and a map of the tour guide. Each tour site is now a “story point” on an interactive map using state-of-the-art technology.

The annual Weekend in Old Monmouth tour is coordinated by the Monmouth County Historical Commission. The Commission, which was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1988, is dedicated to the preservation of the County’s rich historic heritage. As advocates for the preservation of historic properties, sites and projects, the Commission encourages residents to be involved as well.

The complete list of 2022 Weekend in Old Monmouth sites is as follows:

All Saints Memorial Church, Middletown,

Allaire Historic Village, Wall Allen House, Shrewsbury,

Allentown Presbyterian Church,

Baird Homestead, Millstone,

Battery Lewis, Hartshorne Park, Highlands,

Burrowes Mansion Museum, Matawan.

Christ Church, Shrewsbury,

Covenhoven House, Freehold, Craig House at Monmouth Battlefield, Freehold Township,

Crawford House, Tinton Falls,

Dr. Cooke's Medical Office, Holmdel,

Eatontown Historical Museum,

First Presbyterian Church, Rumson,

Friends Meeting House, Shrewsbury,

Great Auditorium, Neptune,

Holmes-Hendrickson House, Holmdel,

InfoAge Science, Museum (Camp Evans), Wall,

Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, Freehold Township,

Joseph Murray Farmhouse, Middletown

Keyport Fire Museum, and Keyport Historical Society,

Longstreet Farm, Holmdel,

Marlpit Hall, Middletown

Monmouth County Historical Association Museum, Freehold,

Montrose Schoolhouse, Colts Neck,

National Guard Museum, Sea Girt,

Oakely Farm House, Freehold Township,

Ocean Grove Historical Museum,

Old Brick Reformed Church, Marlboro,

Old First Church, Middletown,

Old Tennent Church, Manalapan,

Old Wall Historical Society, Wall,

Old Yellow Meeting House, Upper Freehold,

Parker Homestead, Little Silver,

Red Bank Women's Club,

Roosevelt Borough (Jersey Homestead) Historic District,

Saint Peter's Church, Freehold,

Shrewsbury Historical Museum,

Spring Lake Historical Society,

Squan Village Historical Society Museum, Manasquan,

Stephen Crane House, Asbury Park,

Strauss Mansion Museum, Atlantic Highlands,

Taylor-Butler House, Middletown,

Township of Ocean Historical Museum,

T. Thomas Fortune House, Red Bank,

Twin Lights Museum, Highlands Village Inn, Englishtown,

Walnford, Upper Freehold


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