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Nice Grounds, Opportunity to learn more about history

The current exhibit was about World War I. I am happy to see that this home is well preserved, and... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
viatgesrjr
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Great historical home near the stadium

This attraction has limited hours - 1 to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday, and Sunday. I happened to... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
b d
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sparta, nj
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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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Rednep
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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.

Date of experience: September 2015
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!!

Date of experience: June 2015
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.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank giftedelaine
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

Cornelius Low was an early 18th century merchant whose warehouses used to stand near the banks of the Raritan River down slope from the present house. He got tired of rebuilding his first house after several floods washed it away and chose the site for this new house as a way of avoiding future inundations. It's a fine piece of architecture that probably needs to be more extensively captioned with information about its history, though the museum staff will explain if asked. The periodic displays are almost always informative and well presented. Well worth a stop. Parking near the Rutgers stadium on the hilltop behind the house is best both because there's more space available and because the approach from there has been designed to draw the visitor in towards the Low House itself.

Date of experience: April 2015
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