What is the Cornelius
Low House ?
Built in 1741 as the home of a wealthy merchant of Dutch ancestry, this
two-story stone house is now the Middlesex County Museum, presenting
changing exhibits about state and local history, with related school,
outreach, and public programs.
Who was Cornelius
Cornelius Low was a leading citizen of Raritan Landing, a port community
on the Raritan River in central New Jersey that flourished between 1720
and 1835. The Cornelius Low House is listed on the state and National
Registers of Historic Places, and was surveyed in 1937 for the Historic
American Building Survey. A major restoration of the Low House was completed
When can I visit
The Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum is open Tuesdays through
Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is closed
Mondays, Saturdays, and state holidays. School and group visits are
How much does
it cost ?
Museum admission and all programs are free and open to the public.
The first floor of the Low House is fully accessible for visitors with
limited mobility. There is a captioned video of second floor exhibit
areas. Large type and Braille guides are available. Sign language interpreters
are available for all public programs with two weeks advance notice.
1225 River Road
Piscataway, New Jersey
Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum
Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission
703 Jersey Ave. New Brunswick, NJ 08901