Red Mill Museum Village
Clinton Historical Museum Village
PO Box 5005
56 Main Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
(908) 735-4101

Visit one of New Jersey's leading institutions of culture and heritage. Occupying a ten acre site along the banks of the Spruce Run and Raritan River, this museum village consists of a small community built around a stone quarry and mill.

Among the buildings that have been restored are wagon sheds, a log cabin, a schoolhouse, a general store, blacksmith shop, stone crusher, and the Red Mill -- the main Museum building. Boasting a collection of nearly 40,000 pieces of important artifact, this is a fantastic place that returns visitors to the 18th and 19th centuries.

A family can spend an entire day exploring, relaxing, and enjoying the dynamic beauty of the place. Rolling lawns sitting above the river banks provide pleasant seating beneath the 150 foot high limestone cliffs. The Limestone Quarry is the site of many special events and educational programs, including several very interesting summer programs for children. Adult Groups, as well as families find the Clinton Museum to offer a perfect opportunity for a field trip.

Three School Group tours each encompass the entire Museum site. Community Life (elementary grades) explores home and family life during the late 1800's. 90 minutes long. Rural Industrial Life Tour (grades 3 - 12) evolves around the processes of work, machines, and natural energy. Two hours. Places to Live (pre-K - 2) is a great one-hour interactive tour exploring life and work in the 18th and 19th centuries.

In a Workshop Program called the Bunker Hill Schoolhouse Program, teachers and students act out living 19th century history in the atmosphere of an authentic one-room school. Additional Workshop Programs include Basket Making; Carding, Spinning & Weaving; and Old Fashioned Cane Fishing Pole Making Workshops.

Hours: Open early April thru September, Tuesday thru Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday Noon - 5pm. Also open in November and December and on weekends only, January thru March. During the month of October regular hours are suspended as the Village transforms into a Haunted Village. Call for details on hours or visiting the official website linked above. Closed Mondays, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Call to confirm before visiting.
Adults $8.00
Seniors (65+) $6.00
Children 6-12 $5.00
Children under 6 FREE
Groups: Discount available for Adult Groups. School Group Tours $5.00 per student. Educational Programs $4.00 - $10.00 per student.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic on lawn.
Handicapped Access: Limited.
Directions: I-95 (NJTP) South to I-78 West to exit 15, Clinton/Pittstown. Turn right onto West Main St. (Rt. 173). Turn left at Amoco station with the Clinton House on the corner, then proceed 50 yards to Museum entrance. About an hour from the George Washington Bridge.

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