The Long Pond Ironworks Museum
is open Saturdays and Sundays between 1pm and 4pm April through November
and by arrangement.
Public Tours are conducted the 2nd
Saturday of the month, April through November. A donation of $3.00 per
adult and $1.00 per child is suggested. Tours begin at the Visitor Center/Old
Country Store located on Rt. 511 (Greenwood Lake Tpk.)
Group tours and Museum visits are
available year round by arrangement.
Business Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month, and
Work Meetings are usually the following Thursday. Members and the
public are welcome to attend.
Call the FOLPI Information Line at 973-657-1688 to request further
Directions to Long Pond Ironworks
- Civil War Living History Weekend - Saturday and Sunday,
October 1 & 2 (11 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday) - The Civil
War Weekend is co-hosted by the 6th
New Hampshire Volunteers, one of the only regiments to fight in all theaters
of the Civil War and return with their original regimental colors.
The Union camp will be open for visitors to tour; the reenactors will give
ongoing demonstrations of military drills, a day in the life of a soldier,
and talks on various aspects of the war and soldering throughout the weekend.
FOLPI volunteers will be available throughout the weekend to answer questions
about and provide informal tours of the Historic District.
A donation of $5 per adult and $1 per child is requested. All proceeds go
toward restoration and interpretation at Long Pond Ironworks. Join
as a new member and admission is FREE!
- Candle Lantern Tour - Saturday, October 1 at 8:00
p.m. - The event will offer a rare glimpse of village life and Civil War
military camps at night. The tour will culminate with entertainment at the
barn by the musicians of the 6th
New Hampshire Volunteers Contra Band as they perform period 19th Century
music and encourage the audience to join them in celebrating America's musical
Tickets are $10/adult and $5/child ages 12-18. Children must be 12 years
of age or older. To make a reservation, leave name, number of tickets,
and telephone number on the FOLPI information line at (973) 657-1688. We will
confirm your reservation.
- Historic District Walking Tours - Saturday, October
8 at noon and 2:00 p.m. - Join us as we walk through the Historic District
. Learn how Long Pond contributed to the American Revolution, Civil War and
the industrial development of New Jersey. Tours last about two hours and follow
a circular route through the historic village. Tours are conducted rain or
shine, and attendees should wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a walk
through the woods.
- Candlelight Walk and Linda Russell Concert - Saturday,
October 29 at 8:00 p.m. - Historical balladeer Linda
Russell returns to Long Pond with her patriotic anthems, broadsides, hymns,
and dance tunes on guitar, mountain and hammered dulcimers, penny whistle,
and limber jack to Long Pond. Following a short night time candle lantern
of the ironworks site enjoy a lively selection of songs punctuated with anecdotes
and historical facts in the Long Pond barn.
Advance registration is required as space is limited. Tickets are $10/adult
and $5/ages 12-18. Children must be 12 years of age or older. To make
a reservation, leave name, number of tickets, and telephone number on the
FOLPI Information Line at (973) 657-1688. We will confirm your reservation.
This project is funded, in part, by the
Passaic County Cultural
and Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College, made possible,
in part, by funds from the New
Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National
Endowment for the Arts.
- Historic District Walking Tours - Saturday, November
12 at noon and 2:00 p.m. - Join us as we walk through the Historic District
on the final tours of 2016. Learn how Long Pond contributed to the American
Revolution, Civil War and the industrial development of New Jersey. Tours
last about two hours and follow a circular route through the historic village.
Tours are conducted rain or shine, and attendees should wear clothing and
footwear appropriate for a walk through the woods.
Jersey Highlands Historical Society meetings and historical programs
are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 8pm in the LPI Visitors
Center. Other events of interest can be found on the Passaic
County Historical Society's Local
History Events Calendar.
The Visitor Center/Old Country Store is in
Pond Ironworks State Park, located on Rt. 511 (Greenwood Lake Tpk.)
in West Milford,
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