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Historic House Museums

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Our house museums are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 pm, May thru September. Arrangements for special visits and tours may be made by calling 732-462-1466 x11.

Because they are authentic buildings, they are not air conditioned. Duriing exceedingly hot humid days, please check the website for closings.


Covenhoven House
150 West Main St., Freehold

Built 1752-3, it served as headquarters for British General Sir Henry Clinton before the Battle of Monmouth in 1778.

Holmes-Hendrickson House
62 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel

Built c.1754 in the Dutch vernacular tradition for a well-to-do farming family.

Allen House
400 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury

Built c.1710, it is the "most noted Tavern in Shrewsbury" and furnished as a public house.

Marlpit Hall 
137 Kings Highway, Middletown

Built c.1756, it was the home of a prominent Loyalist family in colonial times and is now a stop on the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail.

Taylor-Butler House
127 Kings Highway, Middletown

Built c.1853 by later generations of the Taylor family of Marlpit Hall, this Victorian mansion was the grandest structure in Middletown when it was built.

The Taylor-Butler House is available to rent. For more information click here .


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Updated 18 October 2015

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This website was funded by the Marion Huber Trust


Museum & Library, 70 Court Street Freehold, NJ 07728, 732-462-1466
Monmouth County Historical Association received a general operating grant from the the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, and an Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grant from the New Jersey Cultural Trust, a division of the Department of State.
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