PHOTO: The Sandy Hook Lighthouse is one of many sites included in the "Weekend in Old Monmouth" May 3 & May 4
45 historic Monmouth County sites to be open for visits May 3 and 4
The annual "Weekend in Old Monmouth" event returns with 45 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors to visitors interested in local history. Hours for most sites are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday May 4 from noon to 5 p.m.
Weekend in Old Monmouth is a wonderful event for anyone interested in history and architecture, The sites on the tour are generally operated independently of one another, but this special tour project coordinates the hours of operation at several locations so history buffs can travel by foot, bicycle or car to enjoy and take in many of the county's rich historic places all in one weekend.
"The tour includes 45 sites and each illustrates a piece of local history," said John Fabiano, executive director of the Historical Commission. "The outlined tours help put the pieces together by theme or geography. Tour visitors can see the places in any order of their own selection. The proposed starting points are just suggestions for those who may be seeking guidance."
You can start planning your route by previewing the tour sites on the County's website at www.visitmonmouth.com A detailed tour book and tour map will be available on the Monmouth County website. On the tour dates, each tour stop will also have maps and booklets available.