Cornelius Low House

1225 River Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 - United States





Free Everyday

The Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum is a Historic National Register home built in 1741 for Cornelius Low, a wealthy merchant of Raritan Landing. The home is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in New Jersey. The Low House has a dual purpose, to interpret the history of this fine structure and to research and mount rotating exhibits about New Jersey history.

Past exhibits include, Down the Shore: The Coastal Heritage of New Jersey, New Jersey’s Gilded Age: Opulence, Struggle, & Innovation, Call the Doctor! Call the Nurse!: A History of Medicine in New Jersey 1775-1975, Icons of American Culture: History of New Jersey Diners, Over There, Over Here: New Jersey During WWI, and Mid-Century New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s.

FREE ADMISSION - Open Year-Round, excluding Holidays, Rutgers Football game days and Rutgers graduation.

Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday & Sunday 12-4pm

Text CULTURE to 56512 for hours and information and to sign up for program alerts or contact [email protected] or call 732-745-4177.


Treasures of Middlesex County: 300 Years of Raritan Valley History - Discover historically significant artifacts dating back more than 300 years. Items include muskets from the Middlesex Brigade, historic maps, 18th century documents, ceramics, furniture from 18th and early 19th century craftspeople, and more.

The Cornelius Low House is always free to visit. In celebration of Smithsonian Museum Day we are extending our hours and will be open from 10am-4pm followed by a special reception from 4-6pm with light refreshments.

Participation in Museum Day is open to any tax-exempt or governmental museum or cultural venue on a voluntary basis. Smithsonian magazine encourages museum visitation, but is not responsible for and does not endorse the content of the participating museums and cultural venues, and does not subsidize museums that participate.