• Wednesday-Friday, 10:00AM – 4:00PM; Saturday and Sunday, 12:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Closed government holidays, Rutgers football home games, and Rutgers Commencement Ceremony
  • Self-guided tours offered year-round
  • Historical interpreters on site from April-October
  • On-site parking
  • Picnic area
  • Air conditioning
  • Free

Cornelius Low House

1225 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854


The Cornelius Low House is a National Register listed home built in 1741 for Cornelius Low, a wealthy merchant of Raritan Landing who settled in the burgeoning port community around 1730. The home is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in New Jersey and sits atop a bluff overlooking present day Landing Lane and the Raritan River. The once-bustling port community of Raritan Landing vanished by the mid-nineteenth century, but the over 275-year-old Cornelius Low House stands today as a testament to the Raritan Valley’s colonial heritage. The museum currently hosts rotating exhibits about New Jersey history. Recent exhibits have included a centennial display on New Jersey during World War I and an exhibit on New Jersey diners.


  • Learn about the historical significance of Raritan Landing as a port community
  • Visit a rotating exhibit on New Jersey history
  • Stop by the East Jersey Old Town Village located across the road depicting the history of the Raritan Valley through exhibitions, historical interpreters, and unique programs

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