From experiencing the greater Blairstown area's history to sharing in our future growth, we want you to be part of the Blairstown Museum. We offer several ways for you to aide us in our efforts to maintain and develop our exhibits, tours and programs. Whether you have a love for local history, appreciate artifact and historic preservation, or are looking to hold an event in a historic venue - we have an avenue of support for you. Don't delay, get involved today.
The Blairstown Museum has a variety of interesting year-round volunteer opportunities available for adults.Lend A Hand
Membership, donations, corporate gifts and planned giving support our mission of preserving local history.Ways to support
Our beautiful historic properties are the ideal year-round location to host your special event.Rental options
Located at 26 Main Street in the heart of Blairstown's Historic District, this building pre-dates 1900 and boasts 19th century Frontier architecture. Today it houses the Blairstown Museum. Perfect for smaller gatherings, up to 18 people.
Located at 27 Main Street, within walking distance of the museum and parking lot, this building housed John Bunnell's carriage barn as early as 1860. Comfortably accommodates up to 75 people, with full concierge services available.
Take your event on the road with our recently renovated, charming trolley. Named after the Blairstown Railway's 1880 steam-powered pony inspection station, it is ideal for sightseeing and weddings. Seats up to 14 people, driver included.
Planning to visit? Look at the calendar for upcoming events and tours.
SMALL TOWN. BIG HISTORY. ™
LET'S GET SOCIAL
WE ARE FAMILY
The Greater Blairstown Area is brimming with family-friendly tourist attractions.
We have everything from Walking and Hiking Trails to Pick-Your-Own Farms and even a Wolf Preserve.
Visit the Blairstown Museum to learn about exciting local events and pick up some free brochures. Plus, obtain your free copy of Skylands Visitor magazine to learn about all of the great things happening in Northwest New Jersey.
FRIDAY THE 13TH
Celebrate Blairstown's second favorite son, Jason Voorhees, by purchasing Friday the 13th gear from our souvenir shop.
We pack a big bloody punch in our tiny footprint. Purchase Friday the 13th Cookie Cutters, Bottle Openers, Ice Cube Trays, Camp Crystal Lake Keychains, T-Shirts, and more!
You can also pick up the Softcover and Hardcover version of "On Location in Blairstown: The Making of Friday the 13th".
HEY MR. POSTMAN
You can be part of our Living History exhibit by mailing a lovely letter or Postcard to:
26 Main Street PO Box 109
Blairstown, NJ 07825
In addition to being excited to hear from you, we will also preserve your correspondence for future generations to read and enjoy.
By mailing us, you instantly become a part of history. Isn't that fabulous?
What our visitors are saying about their experience:
We visited during their Friday the 13th Exhibit. It was awesome and the woman working was incredibly friendly and very informative about the town's history. We spent about 30-45min inside, talking and browsing. There's also a great little gift shop full of local artists work and all proceeds help keep the museum open and free. We will definitely return.Jessica Simpson Thomas
Anytime a community comes together to gather up and showcase its physical history, you will find a community with a growing sense of pride and esprit de corps. The building, artifacts and historical video are all an example of Blairstowns pride in itself. Kudos to all involved.John Kruk
As soon as I entered into the Museum, I felt welcomed and amazed! The displays were so interesting as well as an education for me. Jeanette and Tony made me feel at home which made the experience more memorable.I could not help myself so I purchased and walked out with a tote full of goodies! Bringing the hubby next time! Thank you Jeanette and Tony!Yvonne Douglas
A lovely place run by lovely people. The sincerity and dedication is evident. I look forward to returning to see future displays and events. It's quite obviously a labor of love, and I greatly appreciate the level of dedication and respect that permeates this place.Melinda Hosh Miller
Informative place run by dedicated, wonderful people who preserved an otherwise useless building in Blairstown and turned it into something we never knew we were in need of. Thank You!Renee Simon Wagner