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

Each year from May to October, they offer pickers the chance to select and "Pick Your Own" the areas best fruit.


Center Playhouse

Their mission is to to bring enrichment through the performing arts to the diverse community it serves.

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.


Freehold Raceway

The nation’s oldest half-mile harness racing track and the only operating daytime harness racing track in America.

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


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.


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

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.

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.

Red Roof Inn

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

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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