DSCF2666Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1-4 PM

The Donald Cooper Model RR is NOT open on Wednesday. It is open weekends ONLY.

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.

 The Museum is now open for the 2018-2019 season featuring these exhibits: Kilmer, The Man, Kilmer, The War Years and WWI: Sarajevo to Versailles, WWI:The End of the War. Permanent exhibits are Les Paul in Mahwah and The Donald Cooper Model Railroad.    Admission is $5 for non-members; members and children are free.

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.

201 Franklin Turnpike Mahwah, NJ 07430

**Please note: We cannot 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