Nestled within the heart of Hunterdon County, a hidden world of art, history, and wonder awaits within the walls of its museums. Step back in time to encounter artifacts and exhibits of the past, while also hearing stories of our ancestors, explore the evolution of our community, and witness the power of art and science. In this article, we will guide you through a curated selection of Hunterdon’s most-loved museums.

2023 Happening List Winner for Museum: Lebanon Township Museum

57 Musconetcong River Road, Hampton, NJ
(908) 638-8523 x405

The Township of Lebanon Museum is located on Musconetcong River Road in New Hampton in what was formerly the New Hampton School. The museum is supported by the Township of Lebanon under the guidance of the Township Historians. Read about Lebanon Township’s historic school districts, some of the remarkable residents who have lived here, current research into our connection with the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, and much more… all while getting a sneak peek of exhibits, past and present.

More Museums in Hunterdon County

Black River Railroad Historic Trust Museum

101 John Ringo Road, Ringoes, NJ
(908) 782-6622

BR&W has been a fixture of Hunterdon County for over 50 years – and the rail line has been in continuous operation for over 160 years. The next time you ride the train to Ringoes, don’t forget to stop by the Museum car. The Museum is housed in Central Railroad of New Jersey baggage car #420 right next to the Ringoes station. Inside, displays and artifacts tell the story of the volunteer railroaders that keep BR&W alive, the railroad and transportation history of Hunterdon County, and much more. There’s even an operating model railroad.

The Readington Museums

105 County Road 523, Whitehouse Station, NJ
(908) 534-1377

The Readington Museums, located in beautiful central New Jersey, were established to promote an understanding and appreciation of early New Jersey and Readington’s history and culture through education, research, preservation, collection, and interpretation. The properties constituting the Museums are intended to be utilized as educational living history experiences for the community; and to provide an appropriate setting for interpreting and preserving collections of artifacts relating to the history of the Township.

Red Mill Museum Village

56 Main Street, Clinton, NJ
(908) 735-4101

The Red Mill Museum Village is a historic museum located in Clinton, New Jersey. The museum is named after the Red Mill, a historic grist mill that was built in 1810 and is now one of the museum’s main exhibits. The museum is situated on 10 acres of land along the south branch of the Raritan River and features several historic buildings that have been preserved and restored, including a blacksmith shop, a carriage house, and a schoolhouse. In addition to its exhibits, the museum hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including festivals, craft shows, and educational programs for children and adults.

Hunterdon Art Museum

7 Lower Center St, Clinton, NJ
(908) 735-8415

The Hunterdon Art Museum presents changing exhibitions of contemporary art, craft, and design in a 19th-century stone mill that is on the National Register of Historic Places. A landmark regional art center since 1953, HAM showcases works by established and emerging contemporary artists and also offers a dynamic schedule of classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults.

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