PICTURED – Open for demonstrations from 12noon-4pm on weekends, April 7-November 30, the gristmill at Historic Walnford, Upper Freehold, allows visitors to see history come alive.
UPPER FREEHOLD, NJ — Once again visitors to Historic Walnford, Walnford Road, Upper Freehold, will be able to experience the rumble, clack and whoosh of the site’s 19th century gristmill. Starting on Sunday, April 7, the gristmill will resume demonstrations on weekends from 12noon to 4pm. These demonstrations were suspended while the Park System repaired damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. The August 2011 storm flooded the historic milling equipment and modern electric drive system located on the mill’s lowest level. The storm is just a recent footnote in Historic Walnford’s rich history that dates back to the colonial times.
Besides the gristmill, the site also features the 1773 Waln House, an 1879 carriage house, and an assortment of other structures. Buildings are open daily from 9am to 4pm, year round. Admission and parking are free. For more information about Historic Walnford and the Monmouth County Park System, please visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call (732) 842-4000. For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks, and Recreation agency.