Red Brick Schoolhouse Museum aka Mount Vernon School

24 Southern Blvd, Chatham, NJ 07928 - United States




Free Everyday

We will be open Saturday September 18th for Museum Day, as well as our usual hours on Sunday!

The Red Brick Schoolhouse Museum is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00pm and by special arrangement.

Maintaining the Red Brick Schoolhouse Museum is an important aspect of the mission of the Chatham Township Historical Society. Members serve as docents on open day and for school, scout and group visits.

The collection contains permanent displays, artifacts, photographs, and information about Chatham Township and New Jersey history.


The Society will give tours of the exhibits and maps on the first floor and the permanent collection, which is located on the second floor of the museum. The museum was originally a two story schoolhouse.

The second floor exhibits display the original school districts of Chatham Township and the community life that surrounded them. Visitors will learn about Madame Bey and her world renowned boxers, the importance of farming to the community and the changes that incurred as Chatham responded to American and world conflict.

Scavenger hunts that we use for children and adults will be available for attendees. Articles and books that have been written by our members would also be on display that day.

While visiting the museum you will indeed be embraced by this year’s theme, “Experience America.”
The museum embraces the past and shows how Chatham Township grew into a vibrant community.

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.