CHRIST CHURCH O6
380 Sycamore Ave., Shrewsbury
The church was used as a barracks during the
Revolutionary War, and there is a bullet hole in the
steeple gilt ball and a musket ball embedded in
the original pulpit. On display are a 1716 “Vinegar”
bible and other artifacts.
CHRIST CHURCH, MIDDLETOWN N3
Kings Highway and Church St., Middletown
Old Christ Church was constructed in 1836 around
timbers of a previous church and still using the
Middletown Village blockhouse foundation dating
CHURCH OF THE PRESIDENTS & LONG
BRANCH HISTORICAL MUSEUM Q7
120 Ocean Ave., Long Branch
More presidents have worshipped here since 1869
than at any church outside of Washington, DC.
Note: The site is currently closed for renovation,
though the building is visible from Ocean Avenue.
OLD TENNENT CHURCH H7
448 Tennent Rd., Manalapan
Standing beside the Revolutionary War’s
Monmouth Battlefield, this magnificent Meeting
House was built in 1751–53 and served as a
temporary hospital for the American wounded.
Near the church are monuments to soldiers.
Historic Ocean Grove
CENTENNIAL COTTAGE Q10
Central Ave. and McClintock St., Ocean Grove
The Historical Society of Ocean Grove’s living history museum offers a glimpse of life in
a 19th-century Methodist Camp Meeting and seaside resort community. Built in 1879, the
cottage boasts extensive Victorian gardens. Centennial Cottage hosts exhibits and events.
THE GREAT AUDITORIUM P10
Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove
Box Office: 800-965-9324
The focal point of Ocean Grove is a
majestic structure built in 1894 that
seats 6,500 persons. Each summer,
preachers can be heard on Sundays,
while top-name popular and classical
artists perform on Saturdays. Free
organ concerts on the world-famous
Hope-Jones pipe organ take place
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
THE MUSEUM OF THE
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF
OCEAN GROVE Q10
50 Pitman Avenue, Ocean Grove
In 1869, a group of Methodist
ministers dedicated themselves to
establish a permanent Christian
camp meeting community here. The
museum collection of approximately
15,000 pieces relates to the history of
Methodism, Monmouth County and
19th-century life in this shore town.
SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOURS: THE OCEAN GROVE AFRICANAMERICAN
HERITAGE TRAIL AND WOMEN’S HERITAGE TRAIL P10
Ocean Grove Historical Society
Trace the steps of Booker T. Washington, Marion Anderson, W.E.B. Dubois and Dr. Ann
Howard Shaw as well as Paul Robeson, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Duke Ellington, Pearl
Bailey, Booker T. Washington and Amanda Berry Smith on self- guided walking trails that
celebrate Ocean Grove’s African-American history.
KEYPORT HISTORICAL MUSEUM K2
34 Main St., 732-739-6390
The Keyport Historical Society renovated a historic home on Main
Street in Keyport and opened their new headquarters and local
history museum in October 2017. Their former headquarters, the
Steamboat Dock Museum, was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.
Please visit their website for information about the museum, the
Candlelight House Tour and other Keyport Historical Society events.
KEYPORT FIRE MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER K2
86 Broad St., Keyport, 732-739-KFMA
Built in 1900 for the Raritan Hose Company No. 2, the Keyport Fire
Museum & Educational Center building was moved to its present site
in 1919. It served as a firehouse until 1969 and is now Monmouth
County’s only fire museum, with displays ranging from artifacts and
equipment of the 19th century to a section of steel from the World
Trade Center’s twin towers.
Photo by C. Leslie