Mahwah Museum is now OPEN for the season. We are open every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday from 1-4 pm

The Donald Cooper Model Railroad exhibit is open every Saturday and Sunday (not Wednesday) from 1-4 pm

For more information about our 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 Donald Cooper Model Railroad 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 can now process credit or debit cards inside the museum.***

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