The Schuyler-Colfax House was built circa 1696 by Arent Schuyler and is one of the oldest houses in all of New Jersey that still stands today. One of this home’s most distinctive features is the existing jambless, an open-style fireplace with no sides.
Eight generations of the Schuyler-Colfax family lived in the home. Arent’s granddaughter, Hester Schuyler, married William Colfax, who served as a Lieutenant and then Captain in General George Washington’s Life Guard during the Revolutionary War. William and Hester both lived in the house after they were married.
The Schuyler-Colfax family fortunately left behind written documents and artifacts. Today, the museum tells the story of the earliest local residents’ material culture and how they survived, thrived, and contributed to the community and country.
*This site is currently closed For Rehabilitation.*
2343 Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470
In the meantime, residents and visitors are encouraged to tour the nearby Dey Mansion, which also tells a unique story from Wayne’s past.