FREEHOLD, NJ  – Monmouth County Historical Association’s five sites and Museum and Library will be part of the 40 County historic sites opening their doors for this year’s “Weekend in Old Monmouth” on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th.  Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 5th, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6th.  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 wonderful way to begin the season,” stated Dr. Evelyn Murphy, Interim Director of MCHA.

MCHA has six stops on the tour: Allen House (circa 1710) in Shrewsbury, Covenhoven House (1752) and the Museum and Library (1931) in Freehold, Holmes-Hendrickson House (circa 1754) in Holmdel, and Marlpit Hall (circa 1756) and Taylor-Butler House (circa 1853), both in Middletown.  Visit, choose “Departments” and select “Historical Commission” to download the detailed tour book and map available on the county’s website.  An informational video about Weekend in Old Monmouth is also available. On the tour dates, each tour stop will also have maps and booklets available.  

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