• Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Events and exhibitions offered throughout the year
  • ADA accessible
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Facility Permits
  • Free

Westervelt-Vanderhoef House

Weasel Brook Park, 770 Park Drive, Clifton, NJ 07013


The Westervelt-Vanderhoef House, located within Weasel Brook Park in Clifton, is one of the oldest buildings in Passaic County and is the oldest county owned facility. Built in 1720, it was the original home of Gilbert Vanderhoef, owner and operator of a flour and gristmill. Although the property changed hands numerous times, it continued to operate as a gristmill until 1897 under the ownership of the Westervelt family. Today, the Westervelt-Vanderhoef house serves as an extension to both the Department of Cultural and Historic Affairs and the Department of Parks and Recreation. The building is used as a meeting space and houses exhibitions on the history of Clifton, Passaic County, and Weasel Brook Park. In addition, the site hosts educational and recreational programs throughout the year.


  • Explore exhibitions on the history of Clifton and Passaic County
  • Enjoy the surrounding Weasel Brook Park designed by Olmsted Brothers

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