Take a walk back in time at East Jersey Old Town Village, an open-air museum dedicated to the preservation of local history with a collection of restored houses and historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, transported and gathered from various locations of New Jersey. The museum re-creates and replicates a typical merchant community and farm life once found in New Jersey, representing how people lived and worked in the region in the times gone by.
The units include historic landmark buildings such as Runyon House, Raritan Centre, Indian Queen Tavern and typical community units such as School House, Church, Blacksmith shop, Barn. Each building has a story to tell and houses interesting historical artifacts, landmark exhibits, archeological discoveries, household items, equipment used by native Americans and photos that take visitors on a trip through years of American history.
The village also hosts various special events, programs, educational workshops, seminars and lectures throughout the year.
The place provides an immersive experience to visitors in a charming setting and is an interesting place to visit for those who love to explore and know about life and times of 18th and 19th century New Jersey.
Here are a few pictures of the Old Town Village:-