• 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.

The historic site also recounts the history of the Waln women. From meeting the complexities of a domestic life in a prominent Quaker family to running the farm upon the death of a spouse, the Waln women rose to the challenges.


  • 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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