2015 Events

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April 23, 2015 at III Amici Ristorante, Linden, NJ.  6-9PM

In Partnership with Winterhill Antiques of Scotch Plains.
Join us for an evening of timeless fashion,vintage shopping, prizes, and a delicious dinner, all while supporting the ongoing restoration of the Merchants & Drover’s Tavern Museum.


Gourmet Dinner, Fashion Show, Tricky Tray, and Door Prizes!

For Reservations: Call (732)381-0441


An Evening with Bruce Tango from SyFy’s Ghost Hunters

BT_12April 24 & 25, 2015

 The evening includes a Meet & Greet with Mr. Tango, and Q&A session, and an Investigation  of our historic tavern and inn.

201412548f865fc3943Be sure to check out The Staring Man, Bruce Tango’s film about his own paranormal experience.

The Staring Man premiers February 28, 2015 in Westfield, NJ.

Tickets are $25



1506957_10152400744188471_5710029004751739877_nSpirit of the Jerseys History Fair

May 9, 2015  11A.M.-5PM

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

The Merchants & Drovers will be attending the Spirit of the Jerseys History Fair.


Annual Tag Saletag-sale

June 6, 2015

Annual Tag Sale from 9AM-3PM. Join us for our annual museum yard sale! Antiques, toys, home goods, and much more!

Find yourself a treasure!

If you would like to donate items please contact us at 732-381-0441 to arrange drop-off or pick-up between May 31 – June 5, 2015.


Member Meeting & Board ElectionsBallot-Box

June 20, 2015 -Time to be Announced

Current Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association Members are encouraged to come out and Vote for Board Members. Refreshments Provided.


Happy Fourth of July! Fireworks at the Museum!

July 2015- Date: TBA

(Will coincide with Rahway’s Firework Display)

Members are invited to the best seats in the house for Rahway’s Fourth of July Fireworks.


Archaeology & History Camp


Michael Dennis of Traditional Earth Skills teaches the Lenape art of fire by friction.

August 2015- Week to be Announced.

Join us for a weeks of hands-on history! History & Experimental Archaeology! Campers will meet experts in traditional crafts, conduct a hands-on archaeological excavation, and learn how to identify and interpret artifacts.

$150 for the week-long camp. Call the museum to reserve your spot. (732)381-0441.


End of Summer Member Picnic

August 22, 2015

…Details Coming Soon…


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 17th & 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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