Miller-Cory House
Box 455
614 Mountain Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07091
(908) 232-1776 • 232-1740

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This story-and-a-half clapboard farmhouse, built in 1740, was named in honor of its two pre-Revolutionary War owners. During the war, the "WestFields" were at the crossroads of Colonial America on the Old York Road. Some exciting events were witnessed here, including the first retreat of British troops -- a turning point that inspired members of the Continental Army.

Restored through the efforts of dedicated citizens, the house today stands as a Living Museum where visitors are introduced to colonial life. Costumed docents and trained artisans recreate the everyday life of the 18th and early 19th century farm family in Westfield.

A microcosm of an early American farm, the property includes period buildings and artifacts, some obtained from other sites. Visitors can tour the House, Woodshed, Corncrib, the Necessary (outhouse), and various gardens and orchards.

The House itself includes a Visitor Center and Educational Complex with special exhibitions, demonstrations, and classroom space.

A wonderful place for a family outing, the Miller-Cory House is also an important educational resource for students of all ages. School Groups can tour the house and grounds, and there is even an Outreach Program that takes period objects and demonstrations to the classroom. Adult Groups are welcome also.

Call for a calendar of events and teachers, for educational information.

Hours: Open Sundays 2 - 4pm. Call before visiting. Open other times by appointment for Group Tours. The Museum office is open weekdays, 9am - 12 noon.
Adults $3.00
Students $2.00
Children under 4 FREE
Groups: Modest fee charged for demonstrations for groups. Call for details.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.
Lunch: No facilities available.
Handicapped Access: Not accessible.
Directions: I-80 West to Garden State Pkwy South to exit 140A, Rt. 22 west -- or I-95 South to exit 14 to Rt. 22 west. Take 22 West into Mountainside. Turn left onto Mountain Ave. (Echo Lake Park). Farm is about ¾ mile on left, just past N. Chestnut St. 60 - 90 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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