• Grounds open dawn to dusk
  • Tours on Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, June through September
  • Visitor Center open Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, May through October
  • Field trips offered for the Winakung Native Lenape Forest and Waterloo Canal Village
  • Call 973-347-1835 to make a reservation or book a group tour
  • Canal Society of New Jersey Museum open select Saturdays and Sundays - visit www.CanalSocietyNJ.org
  • The Fields at Waterloo are suitable for large-scale concerts, festivals, fairs, food events, and more
  • People with disabilities who require special considerations should call in advance to make arrangements
  • Text telephone (TT) users, please call the NJ Relay Services at 800-852-7899
  • Free

Waterloo Village Historic Site

Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874


Waterloo Village Historic Site, an authentic nineteenth century village founded on the banks of the Morris Canal, is nestled between Schooleys Mountain and Allamuchy Mountain in the Musconetcong River Valley. Overflowing with native wildflowers and plants, the Musconetcong River divides the property between Sussex and Morris Counties. The historic site boasts many natural, cultural, and historic resources.

The wooden environment has an abundance of wildlife and the Waterloo Vernal Pool serves as an important breeding ground for amphibians. The Rutan Cabin and farm site illustrates early pioneer family farms in Northern New Jersey. Additionally, the site features Winakung, a native woodland forest with exhibits and hands-on activities about wilderness skills, woodland resources, forest food, and Lenape village life. The Fields at Waterloo, a 25-acre concert and event complex, and Quarry Lake, are located just a mile from Waterloo Village Historic Site. Thousands of acres of New Jersey State Park property surround the historic site, offering many trails and other recreational opportunities.


  • Tour the 19th Century historic Waterloo Village
  • Explore the Winakung forest to learn wilderness skills and Lenape village life
  • Take a walk or hike on one of the many trails surrounding the historic site

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