• Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-4pm
  • Closed Government Holidays, Rutgers Football Home Games, and Rutgers Commencement Ceremony
  • Interpreters on-site from April 1st-October 31st
  • Self-guided tours offered year-round
  • Seasonal events include History Day, Father’s Day Vintage Baseball Game, Liberty Baseball Club, Independence Day on the Raritan, Historical Halloween Celebration, and the Seasonal Traditions Holiday Program
  • On-site parking
  • ADA Accessible
  • Picnic Area
  • Meeting Space
  • Museum Shop
  • Public Park Access
  • Air Conditioned
  • Free

East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854


Located in Johnson Park, East Jersey Old Town Village is a family-friendly historic hamlet brimming with activity. Nestled near the ruins of Raritan Landing, the Village depicts the history of the Raritan Valley through exhibitions, historical interpreters, and unique programs. The village is comprised of sixteen relocated, reconstructed, and replica 18th and 19th century buildings that represent architecture typical of farm and merchant communities once found in the area. There’s even a fully functional print shop! Historical interpreters breathe life into the village, including tailors, farmers, a blacksmith, a stone carver, and more. East Jersey Old Town Village tells a distinctive story about Middlesex County history and life in the Raritan Valley through the centuries.


  • Take a self-guided tour of the historic structures, including the Indian Queen Tavern, the Runyon House, the Dunn House, and the Farley Blacksmith Shop
  • Attend one of the numerous annual events at the Village

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