'Weekend in Old Monmouth’ 
tour returns May 6 and 7

Fees waived for visitors at historical sites

FREEHOLD, NJ - The annual "Weekend in Old Monmouth" returns with 48 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors to visitors interested in local history from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7.

"Weekend in Old Monmouth is a wonderful event for anyone interested in our rich history and unique architecture," said Freeholder Director Lillian G Burry, liaison to the County's Historical Commission, coordinator of the weekend event. "For two days the entrance fees at these historic gems are waived providing special access to all those who wish to enjoy all there is to offer in Historic Monmouth County"

The three sites added to the 2017 Weekend in Old Monmouth tour are:

Crawford House (left) (c. early 1800s) in Tinton Falls is associated with three generations an influential local family which operated a butcher shop on this site in the heart of the town's historic district. 

Spring Lake Historical Society Museum (right) is dedicated to local history and borough's connection to the surrounding communities. 

Stephen Crane House (c. 1878) (below) in Asbury Park was home to the famed author who wrote "The Red Badge of Courage." 

The sites on the tour are generally operated independently. In addition to the waived fees, the hours of operation are all the same for the two days. The self-guided tour also has recommended routes that guide history buffs travel by foot, bicycle or car to the various locations. So, start planning your route by previewing the tour sites on the County's website at www.visitmonmouth.com. The complete list also appears at the end of this release.

In mid-April, the 2017 detailed tour book and tour map will be available on the Monmouth County website at www.visitmonmouth.com. On the tour dates, each tour stop will also have maps and booklets available. For more information, email history@co.monmouth.nj.us.

The annual Weekend in Old Monmouth tour is coordinated by the Monmouth County Historical Commission (Historical Commission). The Historical Commission is dedicated to the preservation of the County's rich historic heritage. As advocates for the preservation of historic properties, sites and projects, the Commission encourages citizens to be involved as well.

The Historical Commission was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1988.

In addition to Weekend in Old Monmouth, the Historical Commission provides matching grants for municipal and non-profit historic preservation projects recognizes individuals and groups for efforts to preserve historic sites and resources and offers an essay contest for fifth-grade students 

The following sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7:

Tour Sites

All Saints Memorial Church
202 Navesink Avenue, Navesink, NJ 07752
Phone: 732-291-0214 
Website: www.allsaintsnavesink.org 
Contact: Rev. Pastor Piggins, Interim Rector or 
Mary Baechle, Parish Administrator 
E-mail: office@allsaintsnavesink.org 
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The Historic Village at Allaire/Allaire State Park 
4265 Atlantic Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Phone: 732-919-3500 
Website: www.allairevillage.org 
Organization: Allaire Village, Inc.
Note: Although both are located in Allaire State Park,the historic village operates separately from the Pine Creek Railroad. 
Free admission to the Historic Village only. 
Contact: Shannon Gance
E-mail: info@allairevillage.org
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Allen House
400 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA) 
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org 
Organization: Monmouth County Historical Association 
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org 
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Allentown Presbyterian Church
20 High Street, Allentown, NJ 08501
​Phone: (609) 259-7289
Website: http://www.allentownpresbyterian.org/
Organization: Allentown Presbyterian Church
E-Mail: joan@allentownpresbyterian.org
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Thomas Baird Homestead/Cultural Resource Center
24 Baird Road, Millstone, NJ 08535
Phone: 609-915-3444
Website:http://www.mtfriendsofhistory.org/
Organization: Friends of Millstone Township Historic Registered Properties
E-mail: mtfriendsofhistory@gmail.com
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Battle of Monmouth Monument
71 Court Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-431-7460 x7413
Contact: Randall Gabriellan
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Burrowes Mansion Museum 
94 Main Street, Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone 732-566-5605 
Website: www.BurrowesMansion.org
Contact: Robert Montfort, President of Society, 
E-mail: rwmontfort@aol.com 
Phone: 732-583-3846 
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Centennial Cottage
McClintock & Central Aves. Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Phone: 732-774-1869 
Website: www.oceangrovehistory.org 
Organization: Historical Society of Ocean Grove 
Contact: Anna Critelli
E-mail: info@oceangrovehistory.org 
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Christ Church
380 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone: 732-741-2220 
Website: www.christchurchshrewsbury.org 
Contact: Robert Kelly  
E-mail: christchurchshrewsbury@verizon.net
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Covenhoven House
150 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA) 
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org 
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org 
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Craig House
Monmouth Battlefield State Park
16 State Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
347 Freehold-Englishtown Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732-462-9616
Website: www.monmouthbattlefield.nj.gov 
Contact: Mark Pitchell, Superintendant
E-mail: Mark.pitchell@dep.state.nj.us
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Crawford House
556 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Phone: (732) 542-3400
Organization: Tinton Falls Historic Preservation Comm.
E-mail: historic@tintonfalls.com
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Dr. Robert W. Cooke’s Medical Office
67 McCampbell Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Phone: 732-946-2743
Website: www.holmdelhistory.org/DrCookes.html
Organization: Holmdel Historical Society
Contact: George Joynson, President, 
E-mail: gj@gjoynson.com 
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Eatontown Historical Museum 
Read House, 75 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ 07724 
Phone: 732-542-4026, (please leave a message) 
Website: www.EatontownHistoricalMuseum.org
Contact: Kathy English, 732-389-2959 
E-Mail: EatontownHistorian@gmail.com 
Phone: 732-542-4026 (please leave a message) 
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Eden Woolley House
Township of Ocean Historical Museum, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Phone: 732-531-2136 
Website: www.oceanmuseum.org 
Contact: Paul Edelson
E-mail: OceanMuseum@verizon.net 
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First Presbyterian Church
Four E. River Road, Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-842-0429 
Website: www.rumsonpresbyterian.org 
Contact: Rev. John Monroe, Pastor,
john@rumsonpresbyterian.org 
Betty Anne Berube, Ad. Asst. 
E-mail: bettyann@rumsonpresbyterian.org
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Friends Meeting House
Shrewsbury Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) 
375 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Website: www.shrewsburyquakers.org 
Email: Gordon4052@gmail.com
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Great Auditorium
21 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Phone: 732-775-0035 
Website: www.oceangrove.org 
Organization: The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association 
PO Box 248, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756 
E-mail: information@oceangrove.org
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Historic Longstreet Farm 
44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Phone: 732-946-3758 
Website: www.monmouthcountyparks.com
Contact: Sandy Byard 
E-mail: sandy.byard@co.monmouth.nj.us
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Historic Walnford
62 Walnford Road, Upper Freehold Twp, NJ 08514
Phone: 609-259-6275 
Website: www.monmouthcountyparks.com 
Contact: Sarah Bent 
E-mail: sarah.bent@co.monmouth,nj.us 
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Holmes-Hendrickson House 
62 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA) 
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org
Organization: Monmouth County Historical Association
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org 
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InfoAge Science Center (Camp Evans)
2201 Marconi Road, Wall, NJ 07719
Phone: 732-280-3000 
Website: www.infoage.org 
Contact: Fred Carl, Director 
E-mail: fred-carl@infoage.org 
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Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County 
310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732 252-6990 
This site is open only Sunday, May 4
Website: www.jhmomc.org 
Organization: Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County 
Contact: Michael Berman
E-mail: michael.berman@cbmoves.com 
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Keyport Fire Museum and Edcaton Center
86 Broad Street , Keyport, NJ 07735
Phone: 732 739-5362 
Website: www.keyportfd.org 
Organization: Keyport Historical Society 
Contact: Tom Gallo, Pres. 732 264-1581 
E-mail: tdg1cnj@yahoo.com 
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Marlpit Hall 
137 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA)
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org
Organization: Monmouth County Historical Association
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org  
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Monmouth Battlefield State Park
16 State Business Route 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
347 Freehold-Englishtown Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732-462-9616
Website: www.monmouthbattlefield.nj.gov 
Contact: Mark Pitchell, Superintendant
E-mail: Mark.pitchell@dep.state.nj.us
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Monmouth County Historical Association
Museum & Library 
70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-462-1466 (MCHA)
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org 
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org 
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Montrose Schoolhouse
13 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Phone: 908-692-8546
Website: http://www.colts-neck.nj/administration/committees/historic-preservation
Contact: Patty Eastman
E-mail: montcelo@optonline.net
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National Guard Militia Museum
Sea Girt Avenue & Camp Drive, P.O Box 277, Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Phone: 732-974-5966 
The NGMMNJ is located in the National Guard Training Center (NGTC) 
Adults need to show driver license or other identification to the NGTC gate guard. 
Website: www.nj.gov/military/museum/index.html 
Contact: Curator, 1st Lt Vincent Solomeno, or
Assistant Curators, Joe Bilby and Carol Fowler
E-mail: vincent.solomeno.mil@mail.mil
E-mail: jgbilby44@aol.com 
E-mail: carol.r.fowler@us.army.mail
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Oakley Farm House
189B Oakley Drive, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-577-9766 
Website: www.ftheritage.org 
Organization: Freehold Township Historic Preservation Commission 
Contact: Cheryl Cook, Manager 
E-mail: ftheritage1686@yahoo.com 
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Ocean Grove Historical Museum
50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Phone: 732-774-1869 
Website: www.oceangrovehistory.org 
Contact: Anna Critelli 
E-mail: info@oceangrovehistory.org 
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Old First Church (Middletown Baptist)
69 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732 671-1905 
Website: www.oldfirstchurchnj.org 
Contact: Rev. Joyce Antila Phipps, (cell, 908-337-1716) 
E-mail: ofc@oldfirstchurch.org 
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Old Tennent Church
450 Tennent Road, Tennent, NJ 07763
Phone: 732-446-6299 
Web site: www.oldtennentchurch.org 
Contact: Pastor, Rev. Mrs. Barbara McDonald. 
E-mail address: ot.church@verizon.net  
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Old Wall Historical Society
Allgor/Barkalow Homestead and the Blansingburg Schoolhouse Museum
1701 New Bedford Road, Wall, NJ 07719
Contact: De Hearn, Museum Director, 
732-681-3806 or 732-449-7888 
Fran Bruno, President, 732-528-9443 
E-mail: dehj@optonline.net
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Old Yellow Meeting House
70 Yellow Meeting House Road, Upper Freehold Twp., NJ 08514
Phone: 609-426-4450
Website: www.oymh.org
Contact: John Fabiano
E-mail: alltwnufhistsoc@aol.com
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Parker Homestead -1665
235 Rumson Road, Little Silver, NJ 07739
Phone: 732-938-2212 (leave message)
Website: http://www.parkerhomestead-1665.org
Contact: Keith Wells
E-mail: keithbwells@gmail.com
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Roosevelt Borough Historic District (Jersey Homesteads)
2A School Lane, Roosevelt, NJ 08555
Phone: 609-947-0491
Website: www.web2sons.org (unofficial)
Contact: Michael L. Ticktin, Borough Historian
E-mail: mticktin@aol.com
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St. Catherine Church
214 Essex Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Phone: 732-449-5765, ext. 169 
Please respect any Church events that may be in progress during a weekend visit. 
Website: www.stcatharine-stmargaret.com 
Contact: Barbara Harrigan, 732-974-1423 
E-mail: stcatharine@Bytheshore.com 
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
31 Throckmorton Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-431-8383
Website: http://www.stpetersfreehold.org
Contact: Frances Hurley, Buildings Manager
E-mail: buildings@stpetersfreehold.org
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Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club
5 Tennis Court Lane, Rumson, NJ 07760
Phone: 732-245-4555
Website: www.sltcc.org 
Contact: Betsy Ford 
E-mail: betsyford@comcast.net 
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Seabrook-Wilson House, Bayshore Waterfront Park 
719 Port Monmouth Road, Port Monmouth, NJ 07758
Phone: 732-787-3033 
Website: www.monmouthcountyparks.com 
Organization: Monmouth County Park System 
Contact: Gail Hunton 
E-mail: ghunton@monmouthcountyparks.com
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Shrewsbury Historical Museum, Municipal Complex
419 Sycamore Avenue, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Phone: 732-530-7974 
Organization: Shewsbury Historical Society 
Contact: Don Burden, President, 732-747-3635 
E-Mail: donaldburden@verizon.net 
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Spring Lake Historical Society Museum
423 Warren Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Phone: (732) 449-0772
Organization: Spring Lake Historical Society
Website: www.springlakehistoricalsociety.org
E-mail: info@springlakehistoricalsociety.org
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Stephen Crane House
508 Fourth Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Phone: (732) 869-4478
Organization: Asbury Park Historical Society
Website: www.aphistoricalsociety.org
E-Mail: info@aphistoricalsociety.org
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Strauss Mansion Museum 
27 Prospect Circle, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716
Phone: 732-291-1861 (leave message) 
Website: www.atlantichighlandshistory.com 
Organization: Atlantic Highlands Historical Society 
Contact: Ken Frantz, President 
E-mail: ahhsinfo@yahoo.com 
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Taylor-Butler House
127 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748
Phone: 732-462-1466
Website: www.monmouthhistory.org
Organization: Monmouth County Historical Association
E-mail: info@monmouthhistory.org 
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Village Inn
Two Water Street, Englishtown, NJ 07726 
Phone: 908-907-3523
Website: www.thevillageinn.org 
Organization: Battleground Historical Society 
Contact: Hans Kernast
E-mail: hkernast@yahoo.com
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West Freehold School Museum
209 Wemrock Road, Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: 732-577-9766 (including fax) 
Website: www.ftheritage.org 
Organization: Freehold Township Historic Preservation Commission 
Contact: Cheryl Cook, Manager 
E-mail: ftheritage1686@yahoo.com 
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Township of Ocean Historical Museum
An Open Door To History
Eden Woolley House - Snow Stork
Copyright 2017 (C) Township of Ocean Historical Museum  
Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712 
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516

Directions

(732) 531-2136
Weekend In Old Monmouth  
May 6, 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
May 7, 2017, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712