The Mead-Van Duyne House is an excellent example of Dutch Colonial and Dutch-American architecture, complete with a cornerstone labeled "1706." The early Dutch Colonial Period is marked by evidence of a jambless, a huge open-style fireplace with no sides. It’s likely that the home was modified to reflect a newer construction Dutch-American design in the mid-1700s. The “vernacular” architectural type was not designed by an architect. It is characterized by two massive opposite-facing fireplaces, two rooms, as well as two front and two back doors. This type of stone house featuring Dutch Colonial and Dutch-American architecture does not exist anywhere else in the world. In 1974 the Mead-Van Duyne House was saved and moved from its original location to share a lot with the Van Riper-Hopper House Museum.
Today, the Mead-Van Duyne House Museum’s interior is dressed with 18th-century furnishings as well as spinning and weaving tools and is often the setting for community events. Learn more here.
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.