- Friday - Sunday, 1 - 4 pm, May through September
- Part of the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail
- School programs
- "Traveling Trunk" programs
- "Choosing Sides" program
- Adults $5
- seniors and students $2.60
- children under 6 free
137 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748
Marlpit Hall, built circa 1756 in the vernacular Georgian style, was home to Edward Taylor, a prosperous landowner and merchant who was active in colonial government and an ardent loyalist. The Taylor’s lost much in their wealth and influence after the Revolutionary War but retained the family farm.
Marlpit Hall was slated for demolition in 1919 during a state-supported road project. Due to the “energetic efforts” of Mary Holmes Taylor—the last resident of the Taylor family to own the house— the house remained standing. In 1935, Margaret Riker Haskell, a collector of early American decorative arts, and Edna Netter, a local antiques dealer restored the house to its period of significance. Marlpit Hall was the first historic house museum in Monmouth County to open to the public and has been maintained and interpreted by the Monmouth County Historical Association since 1936.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Tour the house
- Take an audio tour
- Visit Monmouth County Historical Association's five other historic homes in the area
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Photos courtesy Monmouth County Historical Association