Mahwah Museum is now CLOSED for the Summer.

Thank you to everyone who visited us this year, who supported us through our lectures and gallery talks, and of course to those who enjoyed our special events and Jazz workshops, we are so glad they are such a success because of you all! We hope you will stop by next year to visit with us again and enjoy everything we have to offer!

We will reopen in September 2019 with three new exhibits highlighting the 50th anniversary of Ramapo College’s creation, Palisades Park Amusement Park and MAHWAH’S “HIS’TREE.”

For more information about these upcoming exhibits please click here.


Admission to Mahwah Museum is 5$ per person over 18. Children 18 and under, and museum members are free.

We accept cash, checks and credit or debit cards as payment types.

The mission of Mahwah Museum is to preserve and present the history of the community and its connection to the region.  Museum exhibits display information about the history of Mahwah and the surrounding community.  Gallery talks are presented in the museum by volunteers who have researched and created the exhibits. The museum also presents a monthly lecture series  offsite featuring programs related to local history, given by distinguished amateur and professional historians.  Small group tours are also offered for schools, scouts, and other interested groups.

The Museum’s collection of artifacts, photographs, historical records, and documents are carefully preserved, documented, and cataloged and are available by appointment to historians and researchers.

By encouraging discovery, understanding, and appreciation of the region’s heritage, the Museum provides perspective for the present and the future.

Admission to the DCMRR is included with admission to the museum. It is $5.00 for non-members 17+, members and children are free. Please note: the DCMRR is NOT a free train display, or a train ride. DCMRR is NOT open on Wednesday. it is open on weekends ONLY.  NOW CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER.

201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430

**Please note: We can now process credit or debit cards inside the museum.***


 Mahwah Museum receives operating support from NJ Historical Commission, Department of State.

All work is done by volunteers.  Please join us! Interested persons should contact the museum at 201-512-0099 or by emailing