MCHA's Historic House Museums

2005 Operating Hours

Covenhoven House, 150 W. Main St., Freehold, NJ 

Built in 1752, the home of William and Elizabeth Covenhoven was occupied by the British General Clinton before the Battle of Monmouth in June of 1778. Today, school groups visit for the popular hearth cooking program and several special events are held there annually.

Holmes-Hendrickson House, 62 Longstreet Rd., Holmdel, NJ

A farm house built in the Dutch tradition in 1754, the Holmes-Hendrickson House reflects the lifestyle of a prosperous farming family. Demonstrations of spinning and weaving techniques are given to scheduled school groups and to the public on special days.

Allen House, Corner of Broad & Sycamore, Shrewsbury, NJ

Located at Shrewsbury's historic four corners, the Allen House was run as a tavern during the second half of the eighteenth century. The active community life of "the most noted tavern in Shrewsbury" is interpreted to visitors.

Marlpit Hall, 137 King's Highway, Middletown, NJ

Recently re-opened to the public after restoration, funded in part through a grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust.  This graceful 18th-century home, MCHA's first historic property again welcomes visitors to tour its Colonial and Colonial Revival decor.

Taylor-Butler House, 127 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ

Built in 1853 by later generations of Marlpit Hall's Taylor family, this elegant Victorian mansion is available to rent for receptions and weddings.  Click here for more information.

MCHA's Historic Sites

Open May through September, Closed July 4

 Thursday, Friday  and Saturday, 1 to 4pm

Houses are free of charge to visit, but donations are appreciated!

Group tours and educational programs available by reservation only, please call (732) 462-1466.

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This site created and maintained by Carole Sinclair Smith
Updated: January 10, 2005
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