- April – December on the second Sunday of every month from 1:00PM – 4:00PM
- Special tours may be arranged by appointment
- Guided tours
- Specific themed tours
- Special events offered throughout the year
- Group tours by appointment
- Partially ADA accessible
King Store and Homestead Museums
211-209 E. Main Street, Ledgewood, NJ 07852
The King Store presents a unique opportunity to visit and tour a remarkably preserved time capsule of a late-nineteenth century general store and post office. The King Store is a two-and-a-half story stone store built during the 1820s. It is a cultural gem within the growing statewide Morris Canal Greenway, and represents the state’s coal and canal industries. The store features period merchandise on its shelves, a built-in ice box to preserve perishables, and a rope-operated wooden hoisting wheel to move heavy goods into and out of the store.
Located across a landscaped two-acre yard is the King Homestead, a Queen Anne-style residence built in 1878. The house boasts period furnished rooms reflecting the lifeways and customs of the period including a Victorian-era girl’s bedroom and a formal dining room graced with pastoral landscape murals believed to have been created by an English artist who allegedly boarded in the house. Following a tour of the King Store and Homestead, rest on the spacious front porch to enjoy the gentle breezes and imagine days gone by.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Take a guided tour of the King Store and Homestead, two of the best preserved mercantile establishments in New Jersey
- Browse goods at the King Store and experience life in a recreated one room school house within the King Homestead
- Visit nearby Lock 2 East, one of 23 traditional locks and 23 inclined planes within the Morris County canal
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