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V A N   B U N S C H O O T E N   M U S E U M
Located at 1097 Route 23 in Wantage, New Jersey
(4 miles north of the town of Sussex)

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The Van Bunschooten Museum

 In 1971 the Van Bunschooten house, outbuildings, and six and a half acres were donated to the Chinkchewunska Chapter of the DAR by Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ramsey. Soon after the acquisition, our Chapter began to restore, refurbish, and redecorate the DAR Van Bunschooten Museum. We made it our Chapter headquarters. The ten rooms are furnished in period antiques, many of which were donated by the original family, and used in the home. Items in the collection span a range from 1787 to 1860, and include: clothing, quilts and woven coverlets, furniture, oil paintings, cookware and china, wagons, and farm implements.

1787 Keeping Room

 Our Chapter members devote countless hours maintaining, restoring, and preserving the museum and outbuildings including the privy, the carriage house, and the milk house. The library has over 700 volumes and is used for local historical and genealogical research.

The main house was originally constructed in 1787 for the Reverend Elias Van Bunschooten, who served the Dutch Reformed Church for 40 years. The Van Bunschooten Museum has remained true to its origins, despite four or five changes of ownership, and numerous tenants.  Electricity, plumbing, and heat have been the only modern additions. 

Wagon House with Carriage and Farm Displays

     
The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and Places. All the rooms are filled with period antiques (many belonging to the original family), and all rooms are open for view. The home is situated on six and a half acres of land, and includes several outbuildings including a wagon house (containing antique farm equipment and carriages), a Greek Revival privy, and an ice house with milk room.
For more information, call (973) 875-4058 or 875-5335.

Greek Revival Privy



The 200-year-old DAR Van Bunschooten Museum is is located at 1097 Route 23 in Wantage, New Jersey. The museum is open May 15 through October 15, on Thursdays and Saturdays, from 1 to 4 p.m. , and also by appointment. Please call 973-875-5746 before visiting.

 

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