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Cornelius Low House / Middlesex County Museum


What is the Cornelius Low House

Built in 1741 as the home of a wealthy merchant of Dutch ancestry, this two-story stone house is now the Middlesex County Museum, presenting changing exhibits about state and local history, with related school, outreach, and public programs.

Who was Cornelius Low

Cornelius Low was a leading citizen of Raritan Landing, a port community on the Raritan River in central New Jersey that flourished between 1720 and 1835. The Cornelius Low House is listed on the state and National Registers of Historic Places, and was surveyed in 1937 for the Historic American Building Survey. A major restoration of the Low House was completed in 1996. 

When can I visit

The Cornelius Low House / Middlesex County Museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays, Saturdays, and state holidays. School and group visits are by appointment. 

How much  does it cost

Museum admission and all programs are free and open to the public. 

Visitors with special needs

The first floor of the Low House is fully accessible for visitors with limited mobility. There is a captioned video of second floor exhibit areas. Large type and Braille guides are available. Sign language interpreters are available for all public programs with two weeks advance notice. 

Street address

1225 River Road 
Piscataway, New Jersey

Directions to Museum

Mailing Address

Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum
Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission
703 Jersey Avenue,  New Brunswick, NJ  08901


(732) 745-4177 (museum)   (732) 745-4489 (Commission)
(732) 745-3888 (TTY)    (732) 745-4507 (museum fax)

Exhibition photography: Jack Abraham
         Museum grounds photography: Sharon Marsh, Kenneth Helsby

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The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission is funded in part by the
New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts
New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State

Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission 703 Jersey Ave  New Brunswick, NJ 08901-3605
(732) 745 4489       FAX (732) 745 4524      Email   
culturalandheritage@co.middlesex.nj.us      TTY users only call (732) 745 3888