• Overview

    During the Battle of Monmouth, The Craig House was the home of John and Ann Craig and their three children. When you visit, interpreters will share with you the history of this 18th century farm and the Craigs themselves.

    The earliest part of the Craig House was built in 1746 and enlarged in the 1770s. The Craig House barn dates to about 1840 and is probably built on the site of the earlier barn, which was most likely used as a hospital during and after the Battle of Monmouth. In 1965, the State of New Jersey purchased the property and, with the help of the Friends of Monmouth Battlefield, have been restoring the house and barn.

    By 1993, the Craig House was restored to its Revolutionary War appearance. Much of the building’s original construction can still be seen, including brick filled walls and adze marks on the ceiling beams. In addition, some of the paneling in the parlor is original, as is the door to the milk room and most of the upstairs floor planks. The fireplaces have been rebuilt, and the round-butted exterior shingles have been replaced in their original style.

    ADMISSION
    There is no admission charge at the Craig House or at the Visitor Center.

    HOURS
    - Open Sundays from 1-4 p.m. through December 1, 2024.

    ABOUT THE RENOVATIONS
    The Friends of Monmouth Battlefield with the aid of matching grants for many of the projects from the Monmouth County Historical Commission have repaired or replaced 12 windows, one door and the cellar door. Most recently the big barn door was repaired and replacement of the Craig House shutters is in process. Recent projects funded and carried out by the State, include: new roofing, new gutters, new siding, painting and the exterior of the house. The State is currently planning on upgrading the visitor parking lot.

    DIRECTIONS
    The Craig House is located near Freehold, New Jersey, just west of the intersection of Route 9 and Schibanoff Rd., about 1.5 miles north of the intersection of Routes 9 and 33 (2 miles north of the Freehold Mall). The Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitor Center is located north of Route 33, 1.5 miles west of the intersection of Routes 9 and 33.
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