The Cornelius Low House was built in 1741 as the home of a wealthy merchant of Dutch ancestry, this two-story stone house is now the Middlesex County Museum, presenting changing exhibits about state and local history, with related school, outreach, and public programs.
Cornelius Low was a leading citizen of Raritan Landing, a port community on the Raritan River in central New Jersey that flourished between 1720 and 1835. The Cornelius Low House is listed on the state and National Registers of Historic Places, and was surveyed in 1937 for the Historic American Building Survey. A major restoration of the Low House was completed in 1996.
Museum admission and all programs are free and open to the public. The first floor of the Low House is fully accessible for visitors with limited mobility. There is a captioned video of second floor exhibit areas. Large type and Braille guides are available. Sign language interpreters are available for all public programs with two weeks advance notice. School and group visits are by appointment only.
Over There, Over Here: New Jersey During World War I is a new Exhibit opening late 2017.