• park: open daily 8 am - 4:30 pm, memorial day - labor day until 7 pm
  • buildings: open daily 9 am - 4 pm
  • Mill tours: weekends, April - November, 1 pm - 4 pm
  • ADA accessible paths and buildings
  • Free


62 Walnford Rd, Upper Freehold, NJ 08501

(609) 259-6275

Historic Walnford is the 36 acre Historic District at the heart of Crosswick Creek Park. This country estate and former mill village provides a glimpse into over 200 years of social, technological, and environmental history in Western Monmouth County.

The site includes a large home built for the Waln Family in 1774, a grist mill, corn crib and carriage house. Richard Waln was a prosperous Quaker merchant who, as a pacifist, refused to take sides in the Revolutionary War. He was arrested as a “Tory” but was later released and returned home. After the war, Richard was known for his efforts as an ardent abolitionist.


  • Visit the large, elegant Waln Family home built in 1774
  • Watch an operating 19th century gristmill
  • Discover the outbuildings and natural landscape features that represent every era of the site's 200 year history

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