Eighteenth-century outbuildings, and the herb and kitchen gardens create a colonial atmosphere at the Miller-Cory House, where interactive tours engage the imagination of children and adults. Built circa 1740, the small, tidy and authentically furnished farmhouse stands on its original site along the “road to the mountains.”
Visitors are introduced to colonial skills and practices, as costumed interpreters recreate the daily chores and seasonal farm work of rural life in the West Fields, circa 1740–1820. In spring and fall, there are open hearth cooking demonstrations.
In 1740, Samuel Miller built a clapboard farmhouse for his bride, Sabra Clark, in the West Fields of Elizabeth Town along an Indian trail. The family owned about 100 acres of land, stretching to what is now downtown Westfield. In his will, Samuel left to his widow “the privilege of my two middle rooms and the chambers over them, privilege to go up in said chambers through the other rooms, and the privilege of one quarter of cellar and to go in and out of same when and with what she pleases.” In 1784, Joseph Cory purchased the
house and it remained in the Cory family for another 137 years.
Listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and a site on the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail.
Operated by the Miller-Cory House Museum Volunteers
• Corn crib, necessary, and well house
• Museum shop
For Hours: millercoryhouse.org or call (908) 232-1776
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