THE OLD STATION MUSEUM
OPEN MEMORIAL DAY 9 AM TO 1 PM
OPEN EVERY SUNDAY JUNE THROUGH OCT 2- 4 PM
The Old Station Museum, located at 1871 Old Station Lane (near the Mahwah Depot of New Jersey Transit) is open from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays from June to October. Admission is $3 per person, $5 per family. Members and children under 12 are free.
The Old Station Museum was built in 1871 and moved to its present location by the Mahwah Historical Society in 1965. Shortly thereafter it was opened as a Museum and has been continuously in operation ever since. The Mahwah Museum Society, as successor to the Historical Society, now operates it as one of its venues. The Station was a vital part of the history of Mahwah. Farmers were able to ship their products to a larger market, the community could provide recreation for summer visitors, and commuters could reach their workplaces in New York City. The Station features a small operating model railroad and displays of many other interesting items from the railroad’s history. The 1929 caboose was brought to the site and refurbished as a museum as well. Visitors learn about the importance of the caboose as a nerve center of each train and a place for the crew to relax.
Admission price includes entry to the Mahwah Museum, as well as the Old Station and Caboose. The Old Station Museum is located on Ramapo Avenue just west of the Railroad Tracks in Mahwah.
From Route 17 northbound. Exit at Franklin Turnpike/Suffern. Bear right on the ramp. At the third traffic light turn left and go under the railroad. Immediately after the railroad turn right and the station and its parking lot will be on your left.
From Route 17 southbound (NY State) Exit at Ramapo Avenue/Mahwah. Bear right on the ramp and cross Route 17. Bear right. At the T intersection turn right for a short distance. Turn left on Ramapo Avenue.As you approach the railroad bridge bear left at the fork and the Old Station will be on your left. Turn left into the parking lot.
The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from the NJ Historical Commission, Department of State.