Van Riper-Hopper House Museum

Uriah Van Riper built the Van Riper-Hopper House for his bride Maria (Polly) Berdan in 1786. Architectural research conducted in 2013 produced evidence that the Dutch Colonial house was built in three stages. An abundance of artifacts make it easy to imagine succeeding generations later living in the home. Five lower rooms contain 18th- and early-19th-century furnishings. 

Located on its original site, the museum represents the agricultural society that dominated present-day Wayne for over 200 years. Today, the farmstead features an historical herb garden, archaeology laboratory, and community garden that pays homage to its agricultural roots. Visitors are welcome to tour the home, partake in events, and stop by the Mead-Van Duyne House Museum which is situated on the same lot. Learn more here.

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General Admission: Adults - $5

General Admission: Children - $2

Active Military Members (Plus 5 Family Members) - Free


533 Berdan Avenue

Wayne, NJ 07470


Tours are available year-round by appointment only. Call 973-694-7192 to schedule a tour.