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Cornelius Low House
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Built in 1741 at Raritan Landing. the Cornelius Low House is a fine example of Georgian architecture and is listed as one of New Jersey's Historical Places.. Although the house holds architectural interest, the main purpose is to house various and diverse exhibitions. The present exhibition is displayed on two floors and is entitled "Diners of New Jersey". It's a nostalgic look at New Jersey diners featuring diner booths, stools, menus, neon signs, working jukebox, etc.. The jukebox even plays "Rock Around the Clock" and "16 Candles". Pictures on the wall of current diners and some which are no longer standing are displayed. As a NJ diner patron for many years I recognized and ate in many. The exhibition is free but I did see a donation box. I first went to the East New Jersey Historic Village which is also free and less than a mile from the Cornelius House. The Hours are Tues-Fri from (1-4) and Sundays from (1-4). If you have a cell phone a self-guided tour can be taken if you dial the number 732-377-8970 on the information board outside the house.. Parking is behind the building in the Busch Campus Parking lot or drive up the narrow driveway off of River Road. No photos are allowed inside the house.

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Quite an extensive history about diners in New Jersey, The Diner Capital of the world." It tell the tale of how diners started, how the patrons changed, how the food changed, blue plate specials, painting of diners and more

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

It was once the home of one of New Jersey's most successful businessmen in a once vital port.

Johnson Park, now just open, grassy areas was once a busting industrial port community that long ago disappeared, leaving this home pretty much all that is left.

Its well-maintained but understaffed by volunteers.

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

We visited this museum to see the New Jersey Diner exhibit. It was extremely interesting and educational. There are 8 rooms, (4 down and 4 up) that showed many photos and historical texts concerning the history of diners. I did not know that NJ has been known as the Diner Capitol of the World!!
However, the newspaper article advertising this exhibit said the hours were 10:30 - 4. When we arrived at 11:30 we were told that it really opens at 1pm. But we were permitted in anyway. They need to get their act together!!

Thank Lois L
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Reviewed 24 May 2015

Have passed by this house a zillion times when on River Road, but today we stopped in to see the 6-room exhibit which tells the story of New Jersey diners! This exhibit will be up until June 1916 and is a must for the real NJ residents who have always gone to their favorite diners. It tell the tale of how diners started, how the patrons changed, how the food changed, blue plate specials, painting of diners and more. While there, also enjoy the beautiful house itself and pick the brochure which gives you a house "tour" as well. This museum / house is right near the Rutgers football stadium and almost right across from the Landing Lane Bridge. Take a look before this great exhibit leaves next year! Are stairs going up to the second floor and didn't see if it was handicap accessible...didn't see anything saying it was. No photography allowed.

Thank giftedelaine
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