Freehold, New Jersey - A Visitors Guide

Freehold, New Jersey

Freehold, NJ  is more than just Bruce Springsteen's home town that became popularized when he introduced Freehold to America by his song “My Hometown” describing his thoughts about his hometown and later in more detail in his best seller book " Born To Run".

Freehold is one of the nation's oldest cities,with numerous monuments and landmarks familiar to people all over the country. It enjoys a colorful American Revolution History.




Today Freehold is a community with a revamped downtown that mixes the best of mom and pop establishments, fancy eateries, and Victorian houses. A walking tour of the downtown area is a must.

Many of the Victorian buildings along Main Street date back to the 1800’s. The American Hotel, built in 1824 and renovated in 2009, makes claim to Abraham Lincoln having stopped here on the way to the White House in 1861.

The oldest building in town is St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, built in 1683. Check out the old cemetery – you’ll be fascinated by dates going back to the times of the pilgrims.

The Freehold area has sometimes been referred to as the "largest little city" in NJ. In addition to the downtown area with numerous shops and restaurants, the area boasts of many top attractions and things to do.

Things To Do

Battleview
Orchards

Battleview Orchards
Each year from May to October, they offer pickers the chance to select and "Pick Your Own" the areas best fruit.
Website
91 Wemrock Rd
732)-462-0756

Center
Playhouse

Center Playhouse
Their mission is to to bring enrichment through the performing arts to the diverse community it serves.
Website
35 South Street
732-333-0452

Freehold
Art Gallery

Freehold Art Gallery
The gallery features all mediums of art from both emerging and established local New Jersey artists, and select works by artists from around the world
Facebook page
7 West Main St (second floor, one flight up, above CVS)
908- 614-6195

Freehold
Raceway

Freehold Raceway
The nation’s oldest half-mile harness racing track and the only operating daytime harness racing track in America.
Website
130 Park Ave.
732-462-3800

Freehold
Raceway Mall

Freehold Raceway Mall
A super regional mall, the third largest shopping mall in the state. Valet Parking - available in front of The Cheesecake Factory -on weekends
Website
3710 U.S. 9
732- 577-1144

iPlay
America

iPlay America
A modern indoor amusement park, family entertainment center with the Catch a Rising Star comedy club, concerts, various eateries, and a full-service cafe.
Website
110 Schanck Rd,
732-577-8200


Monmouth
Battlefield

Monmouth Battlefield
One of the largest battles of the American Revolution, Preserves the 18th-century landscape along with hiking and horseback riding trails, and picnic areas
Website
Business Route 33
Manalapan, NJ
732-462-9616.

Monmouth County
Museum

Monmouth County Museum
Monmouth County Historical Association's Headquarters houses the main Museum and Research Library & Archives.
he Museum's collection is of national significance. One of the many highlights of the collection and a centerpiece of the Museum is the painting "Washington at Monmouth Emanuel Leutze, the artist best known for his famous work "Washington Crossing the Delaware."
Website
70 Court St
732-462-1466

Turkey
Swamp Park

Turkey Swamp Park
This wooded park features a 17-acre lake for fishing, boating, and ice-skating, along with miles of trails, camping facilities, and playgrounds.
Website
200 Georgia Road
732-462-7286


Places to Stay

American Hotel

American Hotel
Located in downtown Freehold, this newly renovated hotel has a history dating back when it was built in 1824 as a stagecoach stop.
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Red Roof Inn

Days Inn
Located just outside the downtown area near the Freehold Racetrack.
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Radisson Hotel

Radisson Hotel
Located on the west side of Freehold on West Main St., this hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi
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