Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park and Shippen Manor are open for the afternoon.
The Warren Heritage Museum recently acquired a Cornish organ (pictured) and piano as well as an Allegar organ, which are all on dislplay at the museum. An organ made by the Beatty Company has also been donated and will be added to the display in the near future. Washington was once considered the "Organ and Piano of the World ". There were as many as 14 different companies that produced thousands of organ and pianos each year. The instruments were market all over the world. Production started in the 1850's and died out in the 1930's.
Bread Lock Park near New Village in Franklin Township is open daily until dusk, and the Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park is open the second Sunday of each month from 1-4pm. The museum is featuring displays that interpret history along the Warren Heritage Scenic Byway, a state-designated scenic corridor from Lopatcong to Hackettstown. The Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently authorized an expansion of the byway to add portions through Phillipsburg to the Delaware River, and beyond Hackettstown through Allamuchy to the historic Waterloo Village.
Lock 7 West near New Village was known as "Bread Lock" because the store at the end of the lock sold goods to the boatmen, including homemade bread and pies. In the museum you will find models and displays of Warren County history with emphasis on the Morris Canal, Shippen Manor, Oxford Furnace and Lenape Indians.
Shippen Manor, the restored 18th century iron master’s mansion, is located 1/4 mile west of the Route 31/Wall Street intersection in Oxford, on Belvidere Avenue. Parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to park on nearby Washington Avenue. Handicapped parking is available at the Manor. The museum is open the first and second Sundays from March to December, from 1-4 pm, excluding holidays. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
Warren Heritage Museum at Bread Lock Park
2627 Route 57, Stewartsville, NJ
(Located behind OK 4-Wheel Drive near Mile Marker 4 in the New Village section of Franklin Township)
Shippen Manor Museum
8 Belvidere Avenue
Oxford, NJ 07863