12th Annual Weekend in Old Monmouth
Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Eden Woolley House, 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712

A Weekend in Old Monmouth is an annual two-day event when 50 of the Monmouth County history sites open their doors to visitors and waive their admission fees. A Weekend in Old Monmouth is a self-guided tour. 

A Weekend in Old Monmouth is also available online. A virtual tour has been created to present all 50 tour locations in a linear, place-based narrative with photos. To use the virtual tour, go to http://bit.ly/2019WOM.

Each tour site is now a "story point" on an interactive map using geo-location technology. You can click sequentially through the narrative, or you can browse one of the tour routes by interacting with the map. The tour may be viewed on a computer, tablet, or smart phone.

Visiting the multiple pages within the virtual tour will help you to learn more about each of the tour routes and clicking-on each point will reveal more about the specific historic sites.

The Monmouth County Division of Planning used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to generate the Story Map for the 2019 Weekend in Old Monmouth.  

Saturday-Sunday, May 4-5 – 
Monmouth County

Public invited to celebrate County History at the 12thannual
“A Weekend in Old Monmouth” Tour

50 historic sites open for free visits May 4 and 5

   The annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth” returns with 50 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors, with fees waived, to visitors interested in local history from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.
“Weekend in Old Monmouth is the perfect event for all to learn about our County’s rich history and diverse architecture,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the County’s Historical Commission. “For the weekend of this tour, the entrance fees at these historic sites are waived allowing special access to residents and visitors who are interested in Monmouth County History.”

   Above left: Strauss Mansion, Atlantic Highlands

 The five sites added to the 2019 Weekend in Old Monmouth tour are:

·        Allentown Presbyterian Church, Allentown

·        St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Freehold

·        Squan Village Historical Society, Manasquan

·        Old Brick Reformed Church, Marlboro (photo above right)

·        T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, Red Bank 

The sites on the tour are generally operated independently. The self-guided tour has recommended routes that guide history buffs’ travel by foot, bicycle or car to the various site locations.To start planning your route, preview the tour sites on the County’s website at www.VisitMonmouth.com.

    Additionally, the historic sites can be viewed on a smartphone or computer through the downloadable tour book with map and links to the virtual tour. The virtual tour uses Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, which precisely locates sites. Residents and visitors can view and learn about each site and access the four suggested self-guided tours on the interactive map.

       For a complete list of 2019 Weekend in Old Monmouth sites, click here.

The 2019 Weekend in Old Monmouth Site list included:

All Saints Memorial Church, Middletown

Allaire Historic Village, Wall

Allen House, Shrewsbury Boro

Allentown Presbyterian Church, Allentown

Baird House, Millstone Twp.

Burrowes Mansion Museum, Matawan

Christ Church, Shrewsbury Borough

Covenhoven House, Freehold Borough

Craig House, Freehold Twp.

Crawford House, Tinton Falls

Dr. Cooke’s Medical Office, Holmdel

Eatontown Museum, Eatontown

First Presbyterian Church, Rumson

Friends Meeting House, Shrewsbury Borough

Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, Neptune Twp.

Holmes-Hendrickson House, Holmdel

InfoAge Science Center (Camp Evans), Wall

Jewish Heritage Museum of Mon. Co., Freehold Twp. (open on Sunday only)

Joseph Murray Farmhouse, Middletown

Keyport Fire Museum, Keyport

Keyport Historical Society, Keyport

Longstreet Farm (Historic), Holmdel

Marlpit Hall, Middletown

Monmouth County Historical Assn. Museum, Freehold Borough

Montrose Schoolhouse, Colts Neck

National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt

Oakley Farm House, Freehold

Ocean Grove Historical Museum, Ocean Grove, Neptune Twp.

Ocean Township Historical Museum

Old Brick Reformed Church, Marlboro

Old First Church, Middletown

Old Tennent Church, Manalapan

Old Wall Historical Society, Wall

Parker Homestead, Little Silver

Red Bank Woman’s Club, Red Bank

Roosevelt Borough (Jersey Homestead) Historic District

St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake

St. Peters Episcopal Church, Freehold

Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, Rumson

Seabrook-Wilson House, Middletown

Shrewsbury Historical Museum, Shrewsbury

Spring Lake Historical Society Museum, Spring Lake

Squan Village Historical Society, Manasquan

Stephen Crane House, Asbury Park

Strauss Mansion Museum, Atlantic Highlands

T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, Red Bank

Taylor-Butler House, Middletown

Twin Lights, Highlands

Village Inn, Englishtown

Walnford (Historic), Upper Freehold