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Our houses are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 pm, May thru September. Because they are authentic buildings, they are not air conditioned. During the hot humid summer days, please call 732-462-1466 before heading out to make sure we will be open.


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 does not have regular visiting hours, but is available to rent for events or meetings. For more information about renting the Taylor-Butler House, click here .


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Updated 22 July 2013

This website was funded by the Marion Huber Trust

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