Initially constructed as a simple, single-room, one-and-one-half story home in 1728 by Peter Bodine, a merchant in the thriving port community of Raritan Landing. The Metlar-Bodine House was enlarged with Greek Revival additions made in the 1850s by then-owner George Knapp. About two decades later, the home was remodeled again during the Victorian period under the ownership of George W. Metlar. Today, the Metlar-Bodine House is one of only two buildings left in what was once the heart of Raritan Landing (the other is the Cornelius Low House). Today the historic buildings serve as local history museums.
1281 River Rd., Piscataway, NJ 08854
ALBUQUERQUE LITTLE THEATRE
To reach Museum entrance and parking: From River Rd, onto Hillcrest Dr. to top of hill, left onto Logan Lane, proceed straight to upper parking area (a cul-de-sac). Handicap parking available in the lower parking area (at bottom of hill).
Tours are now being offered on most Thursdays from 10am – 4pm. To confirm a docent will be available on a selected Thursday, please call the museum at (732) 463-8363.
General Admission unassisted tour – suggested donation
General Admission docent guide – $5 per person
Adult Group Tours with docent guide – Group rate $5 per person (7 or more)
School Tours with docent guides – rate $3 per child, accompanying teachers N/C