Cooper Gristmill, located on 14 acres, was built in 1826 and is one of the remaining restored water-powered mills in New Jersey. It is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. It is a living example of the state’s transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy.
Begin your visit with a stop at the Visitors Center and explore the exhibits that focus on the area’s history. Become acquainted with former residents and the social, agricultural, and technological aspects of life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Cooper Gristmill was once the heart of a thriving industrial community and played a vital role in the area’s development during the Industrial Revolution.