2015 Events

End of Summer Member Picnic

August 22, 2015

The Museum Association will be hosting a Member Picnic to be held in the Tavern yard! Bring your favorite summer picnic dish for all to enjoy! Times to be announced.


Silent Auction & Tavern Night

September 2015, Date to be Announced


10698583_10152400723223471_5846607177459070178_nGhosts of the Past Cemetery Tour Weekend

October 3 & 4, 2015

Join us for our Annual Ghosts of the Past Cemetery Tour Weekend, Saturday & Sunday, October 3rd & 4th. Tours begin at 1PM and leave every 15 minutes. Last tour leaves at 4PM.

Meet some of Rahway’s famous residents from days long gone. Hear stories from old favorites and meet some new characters. Tours last approximately 75 minutes. Reservations are recommended but not necessary. Call the museum for tickets. (732)381-0441


Four Centuries in a Weekend

October 17 & 18, 2015

mapTake the weekend and tour over 25 historic sites throughout Union County.

We will be open Saturday, October 17th from 10-5 and Sunday, October 18th from 1-4PM. Stop on by for Autumn-Themed activities, pumpkin painting, tours, and more!

Visit the Union County Website for information and a map of participating locations.


Spirits of Rahway: A Lantern Lit Tour of Rahway Cemetery

IMG_2811Tentative Dates: October 23rd & 24th, 2015

Murder, apparitions, tragic deaths, and the unexplained…

Join us of for a nighttime tour of the historic Rahway Cemetery (circa 1724) and listen to unsettling tales from Rahway’s darker past…Tour of the building and refreshments included. Cemetery Walk will last approximately 50 minutes-1 hour.

$10 Per Person. Tours begin 7:30PM, 8PM, 8:30PM, 9PM.

Suggested for ages 12 and up. ~Reservations Highly Recommended~Call the museum office: (732)381-0441


Children’s Ghost Story Night

November 14 , 2015

6, 7, 8 PM

Step back in time to 1820 and listen to spooky stories from travelers of the Old King’s Highway. Costumed “guests” of the tavern will recreate this time of stagecoach travel and early American history. Refreshments provided


Annual Holiday Candlelight Evenings946051_10151821432793471_598969385_n

Saturdays, December 5 and 12, 2015


Join us as we recreate the romance of a 19th Century Christmas at the The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum, featuring the music of Linda Russell- Historical Balladeer. Light Fare and Libations included.

Reservations Not Necessary. Adults $15, Members/Seniors $12, Students $5, Children Under 5 Free.


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