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, once found in 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 offers
in the highest standard of excellence, among them: educational workshops, seminars and lectures,
in-service training for teachers, exhibitions, concerts, storytelling session, community gatherings and theme
The Village is a model of access for persons with disabilities, providing barrier free activity areas,
large type program materials and assistive listening services at all times. See
Access for more details.
Completed renovations and restoration work have brought six buildings into public use, following Americans with Disability
Act (ADA) guidelines. They are: New Brunswick Barracks, Runyon House, Vanderveer House, Fitzrandolph House, Smalleytown
Schoolhouse and the Six Mile Run House. By December of 2004, the Indian Queen Tavern will join the list of historic structures
that have been restored to their original beauty and preserved for future generations.
The Village presents original research and timely
topics, interpreting the history, society and people of the Raritan
Valley. No other museum or historic site in the state, presents compelling
and fascinating historical narrative about the place where you live
- Middlesex County and its neighboring towns along the Raritan River.
Programs draw on expertise and experience from across New Jersey,
and appeal to all age groups and interests.
of the most historic of all the Village structures, the Indian Queen
Tavern was the site of social gatherings, travelers meals and repose
and the center of patriot meetings during the Revolutionary War. Its
most famous patrons were General George Washington who attended a
dinner given in his honor by the people of New Brunswick in 1783,
Benjamin Franklin and John Adams prior to his presidency. In its time,
the Tavern was considered upscale. Its remarkable restoration reflects
this - follow the link to Tavern images.
1050 RIVER ROAD PISCATAWAY
NEW JERSEY Intersection of River Road & Old Hoes Lane Phone No: 732.745.3030 Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmGuided Public Tours: Tuesday - Friday and
Sunday 1:30 pm
No Tours on days when events are scheduled
Photography: Sharon Marsh