A Weekend in Old Monmouth is back! Historic sites throughout Monmouth County will open their doors – all at the same time – to visitors with an interest in local history from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 and from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7.
Organized by the county's Historical Commission, the Park System’s Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth, and Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, will be part of this annual tradition. These sites show visitors what life in Monmouth County was like in the distant and not-so-distant past. Learn more about this event.
Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel
Immediately upon arrival at Historic Longstreet Farm, visitors are greeted by the sights, sounds, and smells of this 1890s living history farm. Restored to their 1890s appearance, buildings on the farm house equipment and tools used for agriculture. What truly makes Historic Longstreet Farm a living history site is its farm animals – horses, mules, cows, pigs, sheep, and chickens. 3pm is milking time for the cows and the public is invited to watch. Also, be sure to tour the Victorian-era farmhouse which will have extended tour hours for the weekend. For more information regarding Historic Longstreet Farm, please call 732-946-3758.
Seabrook-Wilson House, Bayshore Waterfront Park, Port Monmouth
Bayshore Waterfront Park is home to the Seabrook-Wilson House. The Seabrook-Wilson House, one of the oldest houses in the Bayshore, was begun in 1720 by Daniel or James Seabrook. After five generations of Seabrooks farmed the "plantation" at Shoal Harbor, in 1855 it became the home of William V. Wilson, preacher, farmer and investor in steamboat companies. For more information, call 732-787-3033.
Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold
Historic Walnford showcases over 200 years of social, technological and environmental history through the Waln family. A walk through the site reveals buildings and structures that illustrate its progression as a mill village, working farm, and manor estate. The Colonial-era Waln House will impress both casual and studied fans of architecture. Of course, the highlight of the site is its 19th century gristmill. Be sure to see this piece of machinery in action during demonstrations on weekends from 1-4pm. For more information about Historic Walnford, please call 609-259-6275.
For more information regarding Weekend in Old Monmouth or tour map, visit the County of Monmouth website. The TTY/TDD number is 711.