Museum & Cemetery

Lemonade set, 1920s

Museum

Built in 1830, the stone structure at 6 Fairview Avenue is Washington Township’s oldest extant schoolhouse. Since then, it has served as a private residence (since 1886), then, as a public library (1965), and, since 1981, as the Historical Society headquarters and museum. The newly-restored building is maintained by the Historical Society, a member organization, and is open to the public.

Address: 6 Fairview Avenue
Washington Township, NJ 07853

Hours: Sundays 1-4 pm and by appointment
There is no admission fee, but donations are appreciated.

Phone: 1.908.876.9696

Email: info@wthsnj.org

Washington Township Historical Society Museum

Once atop the building, the original school bell is now mounted on the platform on the front lawn of the museum. Inside, the museum holds a genealogy library, maps, historical records, scrapbooks, photos, books, local artifacts and farm tools, all dating from the earliest beginnings of our town. Come view our collections and our changing museum exhibits!

WE WORK WITH OUR COMMUNITY TO PROTECT OUR UNIQUE HERITAGE.

Cemetery and Museum Sign

New museum hours are from 1 pm to 4 pm

Do you have family history, photos, postcards, diaries, vintage clothing, business ledgers, historical records, maps, artifacts or other memorabilia that you would like to contribute to our collection? The museum actively collects items that address our local history and we will accept your contribution as a short-term loan or as part of our permanent collection. We will gladly scan your historic photographs. Contributions are tax deductible under section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue code.

Collection Listings

Come explore the past with us through our artifacts, photos, books, maps and documents. Click on images to enlarge

Museum Artifacts
Museum Artifacts
Museum Artifacts
Museum Artifacts
Museum Artifacts
Museum Artifacts
Museum Artifacts
Artifacts

Artifacts

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Books

Books

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Artifacts

Maps

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Artifacts

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Maps

Cemetery Listings

CemeteryOld Stone Union Church Cemetery

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CemeteryPleasant Grove Presbyterian Churchyard

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Cemetery

The old Union Church Cemetery, located next door to the museum, is one of the finest eighteenth-century burial grounds in New Jersey. The cemetery contains 281 known grave markers, many carved in German, dating from 1766 to 1869. Included are the graves of six known Revolutionary War Veterans. Cemetery tours are conducted on Pathways Weekend, the first weekend in May.

Cemetery