Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage, Somerville

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Established in 1974 as a “Friends” group, today the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to the preservation and restoration of these New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places sites.

Supplementing the efforts of New Jersey's Division of Parks and Forestry, the Association raises funds for furnishing, restoring, and improving the sites as well as preserving and interpreting their place in New Jersey’s and the nation’s heritage.

The Association also serves as an advocate for the sites and networks with other local historic groups on multi-site events and programs.

The Wallace House became a museum in 1897 thanks to The Revolutionary Memorial Society, a group of New Jersey citizens led by New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Bergen. Public outcry and the assistance of the Frelinghuysen family led to the salvaging and preservation of The Old Dutch Parsonage in 1913. Both homes became New Jersey State historic sites in 1947. Today, the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association continues this legacy of citizen involvement in its efforts on behalf of the sites.
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  • Highly recommended! Worth going out of your way to experience colonial American history! Visiting the Old Dutch Parsonage, built in 1751, is a tangible reminder that the first European colonists.....  more »
  • Everyone should visit. It's an interesting look back to how households were managed. Try to imagine yourself living there in that time.  more »
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  • Raw piece of history in the middle of NJ. It is incredible place! You literally have your hands on household items from 18th century and walk in the rooms where George Washington dwelled in 1778! Admission is free but you have to call ahead of time and schedule a guided tour.
  • The Wallace House and the Old Dutch Parsonage was CLOSED when I went there. On the website it said the home was open from 10 AM -12 PM and 1 PM - 4 PM on Wednesday. Now on the website it says that they are closed on a Wednesday if there was a holiday the day before and there was not a holiday on AUG 21. Overall I was NOT HAPPY.
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