We live in an area steeped in rich historic heritage. This weekend, May 5th and 6th, you can take a trip back in time and see how events from the past help create the county we call home.The Jersey Shore has several of these sites that are well worth the visit.
A Weekend in Old Monmouth is an annual two-day event when 46 of the Monmouth County history sites open their doors to visitors and waive their admission fees. A Weekend in Old Monmouth is a self-guided tour; this year the event will be held on May 5 and 6, 2018.
A Weekend in Old Monmouth is also available online. A virtual tour has been created to present all 46 tour locations in a linear, place-based narrative with photos. To use the virtual tour, go to http://bit.ly/2018WOM
Each tour site is now a “story point” on an interactive map using geo-location technology. You can click sequentially through the narrative, or you can browse one of the tour routes by interacting with the map or the thumbnail carousel. The tour may be viewed on a computer, tablet, or smart phone.
Visiting the multiple pages within the virtual tour will help you to learn more about each of the tour routes and clicking-on each point will reveal more about the specific historic sites.
The Monmouth County Division of Planning used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to generate the Story Map for the 2018 Weekend in Old Monmouth.
The complete list of 2018 Weekend in Old Monmouth Sites is as follows:
All Saints Memorial Church, Middletown
Allaire Historic Village, Wall
Allen House, Shrewsbury Boro
Ardena School Museum, Howell
Baird House, Millstone Twp.
Burrowes Mansion Museum, Matawan
Christ Church, Shrewsbury Borough
Covenhoven House, Freehold Borough
Craig House, Freehold Twp.
Crawford House, Tinton Falls
Dr. Cooke’s Medical Office, Holmdel
Eatontown Museum, Eatontown
First Presbyterian Church, Rumson
Friends Meeting House, Shrewsbury Borough
Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, Neptune Twp.
Holmes-Hendrickson House, Holmdel
InfoAge Science Center (Camp Evans), Wall
Jewish Heritage Museum of Mon. Co., Freehold Twp. (open on Sunday only)
Joseph Murray Farmhouse, Middletown
Keyport Fire Museum, Keyport
Keyport Historical Society, Keyport
Longstreet Farm (Historic), Holmdel
Marlpit Hall, Middletown
Monmouth County Historical Assn. Museum, Freehold Borough
Montrose Schoolhouse, Colts Neck
National Guard Militia Museum, Sea Girt
Oakley Farm House, Freehold
Ocean Grove Historical Museum, Ocean Grove, Neptune Twp.
Ocean Township Historical Museum
Old First Church, Middletown
Old Tennent Church, Manalapan
Old Wall Historical Society, Wall
Parker Homestead, Little Silver
Red Bank Woman’s Club, Red Bank
Roosevelt Borough (Jersey Homestead) Historic District
St. Catharine Church, Spring Lake
Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club, Rumson
Seabrook-Wilson House, Middletown
Shrewsbury Historical Museum, Shrewsbury
Spring Lake Historical Society Museum, Spring Lake
Stephen Crane House, Asbury Park
Strauss Mansion Museum, Atlantic Highlands
Taylor-Butler House, Middletown
Twin Lights, Highlands
Village Inn, Englishtown
Walnford (Historic), Upper Freehold
Photo credit: Beth Servidio https://www.facebook.com/bsphotos2/