Potter House

177 Main Street The establishment of local brickyards, combined with increased local affluence, resulted in the construction of several fine brick residences in Matawan in the early 19th century. S.

The MHS Mission

The Matawan Historical Society is a volunteer, non-profit organization founded in 1969. Its goals are the preservation of and the education about local history.


The MHS meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:30 pm from September — June. Visit the About MHS page for details.

Aaron Longstreet House, 80 Main

80 Main Street Most of Matawan’s 19th-century housing stock was made up of modest two-story clapboard houses like this well-preserved example. Lumber and hardware merchant Aaron Longstreet built this Greek

Aaron Longstreet House

167 Main Street This clapboard-sided Greek Revival house shares similarities with substantial farmhouses built in Monmouth County in the 1850’s and 1860’s. The house is notable for its original wood

Fountain House

201 Main Street Until the 1880’s, Matawan’s houses were mostly rectangular shaped with straight front porches. The Queen Anne style brought turrets, projecting bays, wraparound porches, and a variety of