East Jersey Old Town Village

East Jersey Old Town Village

East Jersey Old Town Village is a collection of historic structures that were relocated to Johnson Park in Piscataway. The village is comprised of sixteen reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures that represent architecture typical of farm and merchant communities once found in the Raritan Valley.

Buildings include, the Indian Queen Tavern, the Farley Blacksmith Shop, the Williamson Wheelwright Shop, the Smalleytown Schoolhouse, the Three Mile Run Church, the homes of early settlers and outbuildings.

Visitors today can explore the site and meet the historical interpreters that bring the Village to life through their historic trades and crafts. A gateway site for the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area, situated along the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail, the Village offers awarding winning exhibits, living history, and seasonal programs.

FREE ADMISSION – Open Year-Round, excluding Holidays, Rutgers Football game days and Rutgers graduation

Historical Interpreters on-site April – October

Check out the Liberty Base Ball Club and see how base ball was played in the 1800’s.

Text CULTURE to 56512 to experience events and performances in Middlesex County, for hours and for more information.


East Jersey Old Town Village

1050 River Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854


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Accessibility Information

East Jersey Old Town Village is an accessible site. An American Sign Language Interpreter can be provided with a two-week advance request. Wheelchairs are available upon request for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the program.


Go past the Parks Administration Building (on the right). Follow park road approximately 150 yards. East Jersey Old Towne Village parking lot is on the left


Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 – 4pm​
Open until 8pm, Thursdays in June, July and August

Dates closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Lincoln’s Birthday President’s Day (Washington’s Birthday), Good Friday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.


Free admission



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Contact information




Middlesex County Historic Properties

Middlesex County Historic Districts