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, but also to research and mount rotating exhibits about New Jersey history.

Recent exhibits have included a Centennial display on New Jersey during World War I, and an exhibit on New Jersey Diners.

Visit the current exhibit, Mid-Century New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s, open through June 28, 2020.

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

Historical Interpreters on-site April - October.

Text CULTURE to 56512 for hours and information or contact or call 732-745-3030.


Take a trip back to the days of jukeboxes, diners and hot rod racing in our new exhibit: ‘Mid-Century New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s’!

The influence of 50's culture is still with us today, and many of that era’s biggest cultural changes had their roots in New Jersey. Did you know rock `n roll was born in Wildwood? Or that ShopRite Supermarkets got their start in Newark? How about the day a young seminary student named Martin Luther King Jr. had a life-changing experience in the Maple Shade Tavern in Camden? The 1950’s was a time of transformation, economic growth, and hope for an atom-powered future. However, it wasn't a brave new world for everyone: your race, gender, or orientation could severely limit your role in this age of prosperity.

Come explore the hopes, hardships and history.

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