• Wednesday-Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sundays 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Living history events and other special events offered throughout the year
  • Group tours
  • Partially ADA accessible
  • On-site parking
  • Free

Hancock House State Historic Site

3 Front Street, Hancocks Bridge, NJ 08038


Built in 1734 by Quakers, William and Sarah Hancock, the Hancock House is an important tangible link to understanding the History of Salem County and our country’s struggle for independence. Upon William’s death in 1762, the house was left to his son William Jr., who succeeded him in the Assembly and became His Majesty’s Judge of the County Court of Salem. On March 20, 1778, the British attacked Hancock’s Bridge and was met by Major John Graves Simcoe and his Queen’s Rangers. They surprised the militia at Hancock’s Bridge and attacked a nearby militia quartered in the Hancock House. Among the casualties was Judge William Hancock who died several days later.

The State of New Jersey acquired the Hancock House in 1931 and opened it as a museum in 1932.


  • Tour the home and learn about the site’s important role in the Revolutionary War
  • Attend a special event or historical reenactment throughout the year

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