Historic Schoolhouses in New Jersey – Mapped

Help map New Jersey (and surrounding areas) Historic Schoolhouses! It’s growing everyday – and it’s FREE.


A great new mapping effort. We’re looking for people to post information regarding any old one room type schoolhouses that you know of in and around New Jersey.

Using Google Maps in a collaborative effort, it is the intention to create a workable map whereby all historic schoolhouse preservation efforts, program efforts, and build an online network of New Jersey historic schoolhouses.

If you know about a school, please feel free to post a comment to the blog. Feel free to reach out to others via the comment section as well. You can also feel free to post or update a location on the map directly. We’re busy posting as many of the schoolhouses that we know and hope it continues to grow.


In partnership with county and local historical societies, sometime in 2009, the Historical Society of the Somerset Hills will be sponsoring a historic schoolhouse symposium. Check their website for updates.

Not on the list – just add a comment to this post with your info and it’ll be added.

  • Name (put build date and schoolhouse name)
  • Address
  • URL to your site (if you have one)
  • Curator/Executive Director -Contact Info
  • Brief History

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  • Schoolhouse should be at least 100 years old.
  • One Room Schoolhouses only.
  • If the schoolhouse is PRIVATELY OWNED – please note! All so far on the list are publicly owned/operated.

Feel free to write if you have any questions/comments/suggestions.

Historic New Jersey Schoolhouse Listing:

  • Bergen  1873 – Ridgewood Schoolhouse Museum Ridgewood, NJ 07450
  • Bergen  1893 – Lyndhurst One Room Schoolhouse Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
  • Burlington 1759 – Old School House – (Oldest in NJ) Mt Holly, NJ 08060
  • Burlington 1792 – Friends Schoolhouse Burlington, NJ
  • Burlington 1800’s – Billy K. Haines Schoolhouse Vincentown/ Burlington, New Jersey 08088
  • Burlington 1809 – Little Red Schoolhouse Mickleton, New Jersey 08056
  • Burlington 1812 – Chesterfield School Maple Shade Twp, NJ 08052
  • Burlington 1852 – Clara Barton Elementary School Bordentown, NJ 08505
  • Burlington 1857- Cross Key School Medford, NJ 08055
  • Burlington 1870 – Smithville School Eastampton, New Jersey
  • Burlington 1890 – Friendship School Tabernacle, NJ 08088
  • Burlington Little Red Schoolhouse  Willingboro, NJ 08046
  • Cape May 1874 – Dennis Twp Little Schoolhouse Dennisville, NJ 08214
  • Essex  1784 – Newark One Room Schoolhouse Newark, NJ 07102
  • Hunterdon 1840- Cold Brook School Readington, NJ 08885
  • Hunterdon 1860 – Red Mill Museum & Bunker Hill Schoolhouse Clinton, NJ 08809
  • Hunterdon 1869 – Oak Summit One Room Schoolhouse Frenchtown, NJ 08825
  • Hunterdon 1889 – Pleasant Valley Schoolhouse Lambertville, New Jersey
  • Mercer  1840s-Griggstown Schoolhouse Griggstown (Princeton), NJ 08540
  • Mercer  Hamilton Township, NJ
  • Middlesex 1800 – Smallytown School – East Jersey Olde Towne Village Piscataway, NJ 08854
  • Middlesex 1807 – Old Franklin School Metuchen, NJ 08840
  • Middlesex Rutgers University – Curriculum Development New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Morris  1830 – Stone German Valley School  Long Valley, NJ 07853
  • Morris  1867 – Montville Schoolhouse Montville, NJ 07045
  • Morris  1869 – Washington Valley Schoolhouse Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Morris Parsippany-Troy Hills Schoolhouse Parsippany-Troy Hills
  • Northampton, PA 1880 – Lutz Franklin School Hellertown, PA 18055
  • Ocean  1860 – Lacey Schoolhouse – Historical Museum Forked River, NJ 08731
  • Ocean  1885 – Gifford Scholhouse
  • Philadelphia 1775 – Concord School House Germantown, PA 19144
  • Somerset 1809 – Brick Academy Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Sussex  1840 – Price’s Switch Schoolhouse
  • Sussex  1853 – Roseville Schoolhouse Museum Andover, NJ 07821
  • Union  1865 – Watchung Two Story Schoolhouse  Watchung, NJ 07069
  • Warren  1869 – Port Colden Elementary School Washington, NJ 07882

3 Thoughts to “Historic Schoolhouses in New Jersey – Mapped”

  1. Dot S

    RE: Mercer 1840s-Griggstown Schoolhouse Griggstown (Princeton), NJ 08540
    Mercer Hamilton Township, NJ

    I’d like to speak to someone about the Griggstown School in the 1870’s. I have several schoolbooks from here belonging to a Sarah M. Hoagland and would like more information on her and the Staats family.

  2. Paulette Audria

    Harbourton School, it’s on the corner of Harbourton pennington rd and Harbourton. Last I saw it was still red. It is privately owned. I did go to school there along with all my brothers and sisters in 1950s and 1960s.

  3. Marissa Sladek

    My house was apparently a one room schoolhouse in Stockton, NJ.

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