Monmouth County


John Imaly House (c1790)
28 S. Main St.
Allentown NJ 08501
Home to a variety of boutiques.
(609) 259-6074.


Village Inn
2 Water St.
Englishtown NJ 07726
This historic tavern/inn frequented by Revolutionary War militia, served as a stage stop, courtroom and church, and is now a developing museum and meeting place for the Battleground Historical Society. Tours by appt.
(732) 462-4947.


Covenhoven House
150 W. Main St.
Freehold NJ 07728
Revolutionary War & Colonial era artifacts. Tours and open-hearth cooking classes available by appointment.
(732) 462-1466.

Historical Association
70 Court St.
Freehold NJ 07728
Four historic houses have been preserved by the MCHA, ranging from a humble farmhouse to a Georgian manor. Its headquarters in Freehold contains a fine library and a museum hosting changing exhibits that showcase the MCHA's extensive collections.
(732) 462-1466

Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (circa 1750-1770)
31 Throckmorton St.
Freehold NJ 07728
(732) 431-8383


Navesink Light Station at Twin Lights Historic Site
Lighthouse Rd.
(off Rt. 36)
Highlands NJ 07732
256 feet above the water, two-beacon lighthouse overlooks Sandy Hook and the Atlantic Ocean. Artifacts of marine history displayed in museum at state park.
(732) 872-1814

Sandy Hook

Gateway National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 530
Highlands NJ 07732
Sandy Hook Visitor Center, (daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.) Life-Saving Station. The 1764 Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest Light in the US. Ft. Hancock Museum and History House, an 1890's officer's home (weekends 1-5 p.m.). Ranger-led and self-guided tours year-round.
(732) 872-5970.

Long Branch

Church of the Presidents
1260 Ocean Ave.
Long Branch NJ 07740
On the Nat'l. Register of Historic Places and State Register. Home to Long Branch Historical Museum. Tours by appt.
(732) 229-0600.


Monmouth Battlefield State Park
Rt. 33
Manalapan NJ 07726
It was on the Monmouth Battlefield that General Washington and Sir Henry Clinton faced each other. Washington's victory at this site made Molly Pitcher famous. Special events.
(732) 462-9616.


Burrows Mansion
94 Main St.
Matawan NJ 07747
Built in 1723. Georgian mansion furnished in many different periods. Open 2-4 p.m. on 1st and 3rd Sundays. Home of the Matawan Historical Society.
(732) 566-5605.


Christ Church
Kings Hwy. & Church St.
Middletown NJ 07748
Served as Church of England congregation since 1680s. Sunday services. Visits by appt.
(732) 671-2524.

Ocean Grove

Historic Centennial Summer Cottage
Central Ave. & McClintock St.
Ocean Grove NJ 07756
1874 Victorian home and furnishings.
(732) 774-1869.

Ocean Grove Historical Society
50 Pitman Rd.
P.O. Box 446
Ocean Grove NJ 07756
Founded by Methodists as a camp meeting ground in 1869, Ocean Grove today retains its Victorian splendor. Tour the Centennial Cottage and visit the HSOG's museum. Enjoy summer concerts at the Great Auditorium plus many special events, including programs on antique dolls and an annual postcard show.
(732) 774-1869.


Allen House
400 Sycamore Ave.
(mailing: 70 Court St. Freehold, 07728)
Shrewsbury NJ 07702
18th century tavern. May-Sept.
(732) 462-1466.

Christ Church
380 Sycamore Ave.
Shrewsbury NJ 07702
Founded in 1702, with Federal-style architecture. Tours by request.
(732) 741-2220

Spring Lake

Historic Society Museum
Borough Hall
5th & Warren Aves.
Spring Lake NJ 07762
Memorabilia of local history.
(732) 449-0772.


Old Tennent Presbyterian Church
448 Tennent Rd.
Tennent NJ 07763
Used as a hospital during the Revolutionary War. National Register of Historic Sites. Still in use.
(732) 446-6299.

Upper Freehold

Walnford Rd.
Upper Freehold NJ 08501
This former mill village provides a look into the past. Walnford House, a Georgian-style mansion built in 1773 is surrounded by a gristmill, carriage house, and other out buildings.
(609) 259-6275.

Wall Township

Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
1701 New Bedford Rd.
Wall Township NJ 07719
Area artifacts displayed. Sun. 1-4.
(732) 681-3806.

Historic Allaire Village & NJ Museum of Transportation Pine Creek Railroad
Allaire State Park
Rt. 524
Wall Township NJ 07727
(732) 938-2371

West Long Branch

Guggenheim Memorial Library
Monmouth University
Norwood & Cedar Aves.
West Long Branch NJ 07764
Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, the library was patterned after the Petit Trianon at Versailles. It was once the summer residence of mining magnate, Murray Guggenheim and wife Leonie.
(732) 571-3400

Woodrow Wilson Hall
Monmouth University
Norwood & Cedar Aves.
West Long Branch NJ 07764
Woodrow Wilson's summer White House is now a National Historic Landmark. Once called "Shadow Lawn," this 130-room mansion was featured as Daddy Warbuck's home in the 1980 motion picture, "Annie."
(732) 571-3400

Ocean County

Beach Haven

Beach Haven Guided Walking Tours
Downtown Victorian District
Beach Haven NJ 08008
Tours include 25 houses and six bed & breakfasts. Tues. and Fri. during the summer.
(609) 492-0700

Brick Township

Havens Homestead
521 Herbertsville Rd.
P.O. Box 160
Brick Township NJ 08723
1800's farmhouse, tavern & inn.
(732) 785-2500.


Prospertown Schoolhouse
95 W. Veteran's Highway
Jackson NJ 08527
This 1890 restructured one-room schoolhouse contains local area artifacts including cranberry sorters, dedication medals and dirigible and blimp memorabilia. Open by appointment only.
(732) 928-1200.

St. Vladimir's Memorial Russian Orthodox Church
Rova Farms
132 Perrineville Rd. (Rt. 571)
Jackson NJ 08527
Located in local Slavic community which has fine restaurants serving Russian-American food. Church tours are given of the historic memorial to the Christianization of Russia.
(732) 928-1337.


Naval Air Engineering Station at Lakehurst
Rt. 547 (north of Rt. 70)
Lakehurst NJ 08733
Formerly Lakehurst Naval Air Station, site of the 1937 Hindenburg crash. Monument marks where the gondola crashed. Historic Hangar #1 is a national landmark. Free tours of "Navy" Lakehurst: Past & Present," second Saturday of each month by Navy Lakehurst Historical Society. (732) 818-7520 to register.
(732) 323-2620


Georgian Court College
900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood NJ 08701
Formerly the 152-acre estate of George Jay Gould, son of noted railroad magnate Jay Gould, the campus contains original buildings designed as an English estate in the Georgian period. Now a Catholic comprehensive college founded in 1908 by the Sisters of Mercy. Strong Liberal Arts foundation and offers B.A., B.F.A., B.S., B.S.W., M.A., M.B.A., and M.S. degrees. Tours by appointment.
(732) 364-2200


Stafford Twp. Cultural Center & Stone Store Museum
N. Main St. (Rt.9)
Manahawkin NJ 08050
The Center contains a restored railroad station, the Stone Store and the Old Baptist Church.
(609) 978-8099.

Point Pleasant

Bay Head Historical Society Museum
Bridge & Bay Aves.
(mailing: P.O. Box 127)
Point Pleasant NJ 08742
Features memorabilia from Bay Head, Mantaloking & Lovelandtown (Pt. Pleasant) with original Hardenburgh paintings, area photos, tools, decoy equipment, furniture and artifacts. By appointment only.
(732) 892-0223.

Point Pleasant Beach

Pt. Pleasant Historical Society Museum
416 New Jersey Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach NJ 08742
Local memorabilia.
(732) 892-3091.