The Carter House in Summit NJ

The Carter House in Summit NJ

The Carter House in Summit NJ

The Carter House in Summit NJ is the oldest building in Summit NJ and home to the Summit NJ Historical Society. Originally built on River Road in 1741, the Carter House was moved in the 1980s.

When touring the Carter House in Summit NJ, visitors enter through the Dutch Door featuring its original hardware. Original hardwood floors and original windows are also featured throughout the home. When touring the home, visitors can go through the parlor, Victorian-style library, dining room and Colonial kitchen. While visiting each room, guests will enjoy so much of the historical memorabilia that the Carter House in Summit NJ has to offer. For instance, hanging outside the library is an 1879 map of Summit NJ. This is know to be the earliest map of the town!

The Summit Room, adjacent to the kitchen, houses rotating exhibits of mannequins dressed in period clothing, a hand-made diorama which represents life in Summit NJ during the Revolutionary War, and several other things with historical meaning. Housed in the May Room, in the rear of the building, are the archives of the Summit NJ Historical Society. Archives include Summit High School yearbooks, dating back to 1921, hundreds of family biographies, genealogy files, microfilm of local newspapers, dating back as far as 1883, essays written by Summit veterans, cookbooks published by Summit charitable organizations, and so much more!

Admission to the Carter House is free and open to all! The hours are Tuesdays 9-Noon, Wednesdays 1-4 or by appointment. Volunteers are available to assist those who visit, and group tours are available.

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