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Raritan Landing, once a bustling port on the Raritan River, has all but disappeared from the landscape. Only the names Landing Lane and the Landing Lane Bridge hint at the community that once flourished and spread to the east and west along River Road.

Raritan Landing  was a bustling town, dense with businesses, rich with a variety of trades and skills. Here imports arrived from Europe and the Caribbean, while goods and produce of New Jersey were loaded on ships for export.

It was exciting, international  and cosmopolitan. But the Revolutionary War took its toll: the Delaware and Raritan Canal siphoned trade and New Brunswick won the coveted terminus of the railroads. These developments tolled a death knell for the Landing.

We invite you to enter the world of Raritan Landing,  as told through the objects and artifacts of its citizens, the soldiers who camped here, and the stories uncovered through archaeology.

Ask for your copy of these limited editions:


Voices, the stories of 26 people who lived and worked
at Raritan Landing in the 18th century

Rediscovering Raritan Landing, an introduction to archaeology and the Landing, an originalstory and illustrations by Christee Curran



The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission is funded in part by the
New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts
New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State

Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission 703 Jersey Ave  New Brunswick, NJ 08901-3605
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