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1050 River Road
Piscataway, New Jersey
Intersection of River Road & Old Hoes Lane

Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:15 pm
Sunday 1 - 4 pm Guided Public Tours: Tuesday-Friday 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Sunday 1:30 pm only

Group tours by appointment
Closed legal holidays
Call for weekend schedule
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The Village is a collection of original, replica and reconstructed 18th and 19th century structures. While most of the buildings have been relocated to the site, others were constructed here. They represent the vernacular architecture typical of farm and merchant communities of central New Jersey.

The Village functions as an educational model, dedicated to teaching the history, traditions, folk arts and craftsmanship of the people who lived and worked throughout the region. It will offer public programs in the highest standard of excellence, among them: educational workshops, seminars and lectures, in-service training for teachers, exhibitions, concerts, community gatherings and theme based projects.

The recently completed renovation and restoration work converted five structures into model facilities for educational activities and programs following Americans with Disability Act (ADA) guidelines. They are: New Brunswick Barracks, Runyon House, Vanderveer House, Fitzrandolph House, Smalleytown Schoolhouse. See Access for more details.


The staff has been busy planning displays, workshops and events focusing upon central New Jersey's agricultural roots and relationship to the soil. In addition, there will be seasonal programs, such as the Pysanki (egg decorating) workshop in March, a Mother's Day program in May, a Bell choir concert in June, a look at African-American cemeteries in New Jersey in July, and the installation of a permanent exhibit about the community of Raritan Landing, in May which will coincide with the publication of a collection of "first hand" accounts by Raritan Landing merchants.

For brochures on these upcoming events, email us and request to be put on the EJOT mailing list.


The village is developing an archive and lending library of published materials relating to central New Jersey and compiling first hand accounts and oral histories. The library is also home to a free public access computer to the Internet provided through a grant from the Benton Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. The information available through this computer will provide visitors with a high tech cultural resource at the East Jersey Olde Towne Village. In fact, you are visiting the website made possible by the Benton Foundation Open Studio Arts Online funding. If you or your organization would like to donate materials to the library, please contact Village Staff at 732-745-3030.