Historic Places


Burrowes Mansion

94 Main Street Recognized by its hand-split, round-cut shingles and gambrel roof, Matawan's most important colonial house is associated with John Burrowes, Sr., a grain merchant known as "Corn King" and John Burrowes, Jr., who helped organize the First NJ Company in the Revolutionary War. Tradition dates the house to 1723. The building is now operated as a historic house museum and open to the public.

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Hunn House

19 Mill Road Also known as the Hawkins House This Dutch-American house, identified by its steeply pitched roof with flared overhanging eaves and anchorbent framing, is the oldest house in Matawan and one of a select group of early Dutch houses in Monmouth County. Built in the early 1700's, it later served as a tavern during the Revolutionary War period, operated by Thomas and Phoebe Hunn.

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