Historic Walnford

Historic Walnford, Polhemustown: Address, Historic Walnford Reviews: 4.5/5

Historic Walnford
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Beautiful, fun day trip
Dec 2020 • Couples
A beautiful day to explore! So much fun during a rainy day, especially now when you want to spend a lot of time outside, away from people. Love that it is free and has a lot of interesting things to learn about. We traveled an hour to get here for a fun day drip and it did not disappoint!
Written December 6, 2020
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey
18th century industrial village and family farm which became an elegant country estate.
May 2020
We were the first guests after New Jersey reopened and Walnford village was uncharacteristically empty. The interiors of the buildings were closed but there was so much to see!
We entered through the Corn Crib entrance. First we visited the museum, across from Carriage House, which has walls on three sides only so remained open to the public. It showcases the 200-year history of the estate and Waln family. We walked around the grounds with great interest reading the information provided and exploring. 18th century Waln House draws attention as does Working Grist. We were impressed with some of the innovations the owners adopted like Rinson Turbine.
I highly recommend this great, interesting day-trip destination.
Written May 31, 2020
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Buezerdude
Somerset, NJ
Freezing cold but still fun!
Dec 2019 • Couples
My wife and I decided to take a ride from our house in Somerset County NJ and check out Historic Walnford in Monmouth County NJ. I must say, we were plesently surprised. We were the only ones there at the time so we started looking through the open buildings which included a grist mill, smoke house, information/bathroom barn and a main house. We started walking up to the main house when the park ranger opened the door and gave us a full tour. The house is meticulously kept and is extremely interesting especially since the house was in the family for a very long time. The park ranger knows all about the house and gave us a wonderful personal tour. It is a beautiful house full of history and is meticulously kept. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed walking between the buildings even thought it was 25 degrees out. You can also walk around the inside of the 3 story grist mill which is really interesting. There are heated restrooms on the property and there is also a nice winery nearby. We will definitely be going back when it gets warmer. Check it out, it's really a hidden gem.
Written December 21, 2019
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retiredfrwork
Warminster, PA
Perfect way to spend an afternoon
Aug 2019
A couple of days ago my cousin and I had heard of Historic Walnford from a friend and decided we had to come here. What a beautiful hidden treasure in a state park in New Jersey. The first thing we noticed is how beautifully well kept the park is. We enjoyed reading the history of the Waln family and it is amazing how everything here is preserved and well done.

A very nice park ranger let us into the Waln House and told us so much about the family and history of the park. He even took the time to show us a binder of photos showing the house and how it looked even before we wandered about in there. I was amazed seeing all the beautiful original pieces and furniture in there. We went upstairs and more information for us to read about the family.

Then went toured the Grist Mill and all the original farm items in there. We also enjoyed seeing the sled and carriage at the house. What a nice day we had here.
Written August 9, 2019
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15043m
Leesburg, FL
Quiet afternoon
Jun 2019
Great pre war car show,secluded park,beautiful surroundings,bring a picnic lunch.visit the house and mill.
Written July 2, 2019
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Sandy F
Sequim, Washington, United States
Don't miss this historic treasure!
Jun 2019 • Couples
We spent a wonderful morning exploring the house, mill, and various outbuildings on this historic farm, built before the American Revolution! Very high quality preservation and restoration--more than I expected from a county park, and the staff member, Sarah, was a great guide for learning about the family who owned the house. The restored mill equipment was fascinating.
Written July 1, 2019
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P F B
Edison, NJ
Unexpected treasure
Nov 2018 • Solo
Have stopped here in the past only to tour and photograph the grounds.This trip, I did a tour of the house. This is fantastic. The staff was well informed about the history of the house, farm and family. The house is filled with information about the Waln family, as well as their furniture, and old historic photos of the farm. This is a step back in time. The mill was also open and the grounds are woth walking. Well worth the stop and will not be my last.
Written November 3, 2018
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Great place to spend the day!
Jul 2018 • Solo
It is a hidden gem, we had a very pleasant day walking around looking at the historical sight and surrounding nature. I loved the main house and be sure to spend some time with the barn swallows
Written July 9, 2018
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FemaleBizTraveller91
Philadelphia, PA
Well restored and maintained
May 2018 • Family
This gem is also on The New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail. Go to experience the historic house, grist mill, carriage house, and outbuildings or just go to walk around and enjoy the grounds.
Written July 6, 2018
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tmrozinski
Middletown, NJ
Let's you take a step back in time
May 2018
A little out of the way but a perfect spot to spend an afternoon. Tour the house, the gristmill, the barns and carriage houses and imagine how they lived back then.I true hidden gem.
Written June 24, 2018
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