Visiting Our Museum

Your Passport to Imagination

Visit the museum of the town of Branchville New Jersey, located in the old school house, built in 1897, 34 Wantage Ave.  The museum is open the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, except major holidays, also open during special events, dates and times will be posted on this site.


The museum features over 200 years of history of Branchville from when it started out as a mil town, with Culvers Brook being a great water source and almost 200 foot drop in elevation. THis made it a great location for it water powered mills.  There were gristmils, woolen factories, saw mills, carding and fuling mills, forges, a tannery and distillery.  The mills brought in the Sussex Railroad in 1869; the first railroad in Sussex County.  What made Branchville unique was it was the "end of the line", which made it a hub for surrounding area for supplies, exporting of goods and people from cities to our many resorts and hotels.

Visitors to our museum will find many maps, photos, artifacts, stories and displays of our schools, churches, railroad, businesses, and Sussex County Fair which hosted the fair until 1975.

 

34 Wantage Ave, Branchville, NJ 07826, USA

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