Our Historic Houses

The Monmouth County Historical Association has five historic house museums throughout the county. They are open from May through September on a set schedule that is posted here at the beginning of the season. 

Come visit us during the summer to enjoy our events, programs, and activities! You can also visit our historic houses during the off season. Email us here or call at (732) 462-1466.

Allen House

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Welcome to the Allen House!


MCHA has chosen to furnish the building as a tavern to reflect its 18th-century reputation as the Blue Ball Tavern when it served as the very popular and “most noted tavern in Shrewsbury.”

Covenhoven House

Welcome to the Covenhoven House!


This historic Freehold homestead was built over the course of 1752-53. It was acquired by MCHA in 1966 and restored between 1968 and 1970. It is furnished to reflect a 1790 inventory from William Covenhoven’s estate, and includes many furnishings that a successful Monmouth County farm family might have had at that time. 

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Holmes-Hendrickson House

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Welcome to the Holmes-Hendrickson House!


This uniquely well-preserved structure with wide flaring eaves is set in the Pleasant Valley section of Holmdel, NJ, abutting Holmdel Park & Longstreet Farm. Built in 1754, it is a combination of Georgian and Dutch vernacular architecture that borrowed elements from both Dutch and English cultures. 

Marlpit Hall

Welcome to Marlpit Hall!


While four of the five historical houses owned by Monmouth County Historical Association have ties to Patriots of the American Revolution, this house represents the residence of a Loyalist family. Both the structure and the site are rich in historical significance.

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Taylor-Butler House

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Welcome to the Taylor-Butler House!


While four of the five historical houses owned by Monmouth County Historical Association have ties to the Revolutionary War, this house represents the Civil War era.