Lawrenceville Group Tours Request

The museum is host to dozens of group tours each year.  We offer customized programs for Scouts, veterans groups, senior groups, schools, historical societies, and youth camps.

We are open Tue, Fri, & Sat from 9 AM to 3 PM except state holidays.

The museum is only authorized to have 50 people at one time.  We recommend to plan on having any group larger than 50 to be broken down into smaller groups.  

To assist us with coordinating the needs of your group, we request that you fill out and submit the questionnaire below.   

May 27, 1778
Loyalist raiders attacked the Matawan home of Patriot militia leader Major John Burrowes, hoping to capture him. Burrowes climbed out a window and swam Matawan Creek to successfully escape.

May 26, 1668
The first New Jersey Assembly met in Elizabethtown, with fourteen members from East New Jersey and two from West New Jersey. During a five day session, the body passed militia legislation requiring men between the ages of sixteen and sixty to train for “at least four days in the year.”

May 26, 1886
The Gettysburg battlefield monument to the Twelfth New Jersey Infantry was dedicated on Cemetery Ridge.

The 44th Military Police Company was founded in Passaic, NJ on November 11, 1924, with an initial complement of 29 men, all of them World War I veterans.

January 15, 1961: 28 men, US Air Force and civilian personnel, were killed after the collapse of Texas Tower #4, a massive radar installation 75 miles off the NJ coast, in a winter storm

Refugees from the Hungarian Revolution, including this baby in the arms of a smiling WAF (Women in the Air Force) “Airman,” landed at McGuire Air Force Base on December 12, 1956.

In August 1922, eight Coast Guard Cutters were ordered to assemble at Cape May, New Jersey, for “a training period of war maneuvers and target practice.”

Researchers

Researchers interested in viewing our collections should contact Mr. Joseph Bilby, Assistant Curator, at (732) 974-5966.