And --- 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".
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.