Join in on the fun! Grab your ticket for our 2021 Holiday 50/50 Raffle! Tickets are $5.00 each. Proceeds will be split as follows: Grand Prize: 30% of tickets sold 2nd Prize: 15% of tickets sold 3rd Prize: 5% … Continue reading →
Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum will be hosting a Holiday Bazaar this December on our outside grounds. Are you searching for those special holiday gifts – both old and new? Well, we have got an answer for you! Mark your … Continue reading →
Our Holiday Candlelight Evening Returns for 2021! You are cordially invited to step back in time for an enchanting candle-lit night of holiday merriment at Rahway’s own 226-year-old tavern and inn. The historic building will be ornamented with holly, pine … Continue reading →
MDTMA - 1632 St. Georges Ave - Rahway, NJ 07065 - (732)381-0441 ***
Mailing address: PO Box 1842 - Rahway, NJ 07065
The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum is supported in part by funding from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Department of Parks & Recreation; the Union County Board of County Commissioners 2021 HEART Grant Program; a New Jersey Council for the Humanities Incubation Grant; RSI Bank; and numerous individual donors. The museum has been supported in 2020-2021 by pandemic-relief funding from the New Jersey Arts & Culture Recovery Fund; the New Jersey Economic Development Authority; Union County COVID-19 Relief; New Jersey Historical Commission; and grants from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the federal CARES Act and through the American Rescue Plan Act. (Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event/publication do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.) Phase III of the restoration of the historic Merchants and Drovers Tavern is being funded by capital grants from the New Jersey Historic Trust and Union County.
The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association is supported by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this association do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
The MDTMA is dedicated to preserving the Merchants and Drovers Tavern (c. 1795/1820), the Terrill Tavern (c. 1735), developing the site as a tavern museum and to interpreting the important role played by taverns in early American history; to provide a regional educational, cultural and historic resource; and to preserve local history.