• Open late May through early December
  • Tours offered the first and third Sundays of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Additional days and extended hours for special events
  • Special events, tours, and exhibits offered throughout the year, including guided tours, fashion displays, lecture series, colonial cooking demonstrations, summer and fall festivals, traditional early American Christmas, art show, and antique festival
  • gift shop
  • parking
  • restrooms
  • picnic tables
  • Free

1760 Joseph Turner House and Solitude Heritage Museum

117 Van Syckles Road, Hampton, NJ 08827


Located next to the Spruce Run Reservoir, the Union Forge Heritage Association's 1760 Joseph Turner House and Solitude Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rich heritage and natural environment of Hunterdon County. Visitors can take in the countryside at the museum as they learn about The Union Forge and Taylor Wharton Ironworks dating back to the early 1700s. Explore relics, photos, antique maps, a domestic room, vintage fashions, formal parlor, and open-hearth colonial cooking.


  • Learn about the history of Hunterdon County
  • Attend a colonial cooking demonstration, special event, or seasonal festival
  • Stop by the Wildflower Meadow and read stories from interpretive kiosks

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