FREEHOLD, NJ  – Monmouth County Historical Association’s five sites and Museum will be part of the 40 County historic sites opening their doors for this year’s “Weekend in Old Monmouth” on April 30 and May 1. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1. Admission is free at all participating sites and tour guides will be on hand to welcome visitors.

“We are excited to once again participate in this terrific event which, through the efforts of the Monmouth County Historical Commission, gives local history buffs as well as visitors from out of the area a rare opportunity to see the richness and variety of Monmouth County’s history. It is a great way to begin the season.” stated Dr. Lee Ellen Griffith, Director of MCHA.

Covenhoven House (1752)

MCHA has six stops on the tour: Allen House (circa 1710) in Shrewsbury, Covenhoven House (1752) and the Museum (1931) in Freehold, Holmes-Hendrickson House (circa 1754) in Holmdel, and Marlpit Hall (circa 1756) and Taylor-Butler House (circa 1853), both in Middletown. A detailed tour book and tour map will be available on the county’s website at

On the tour dates, each tour stop will also have maps and booklets available. 


Monmouth County Historical Association’s Museum and Library

Monmouth County Historical Association is a private non-profit organization that has been working to preserve history and provide educational opportunities since its founding in 1898. The Historical Association’s Museum and Library is located at 70 Court Street, Freehold, New Jersey. Museum hours are: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Library is open Wednesday through Saturday. For membership or admission fees and further information, please call 732.462.1466, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our web site at