The fifth oldest municipality in New Jersey, Piscataway Township was once Native American territory and the location of a 1700s port community. Today, it is a thriving community that is home to several educational and cultural facilities.
For history buffs looking for museums and attractions in Piscataway, start with a visit to The Cornelius Low House, one of the only two surviving buildings from the Colonial port community known as Raritan Landing. Explore this Georgian-style manor built in 1741, which houses the Middlesex County Museum, showcasing the area’s history and culture. Annual exhibitions at this museum are free of charge. Another must-visit stop is the East Jersey Olde Towne Village, a fascinating collection of original, replicated and reconstructed buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, such as the New Brunswick Barracks, Farley Blacksmith Shop and Williamson Wheelwright Shop.
Arts and culture lovers will find plenty of things to do in Piscataway, from professional, multi-cultural and touring dance performances at Work of Art Dance Theater to musical productions at The Livingston Theatre Company, Rutgers’ Premiere Musical Theatre Organization.
Looking for outdoor activities? Play a game of golf at the picturesque, 18-hole course at Rutgers University Golf Course. This par 71 course features a challenging layout, with narrow fairways, fast greens and water hazards on nine holes. Also nearby is Rutgers Ecological Preserve, a 370-acre nature teaching area owned by Rutgers University, where biking and hiking trails are ample. From tennis courts and softball fields to picnic groves and ponds, Johnson Park is a beautiful location for enjoying the outdoors, while Lake Nelson is the spot for fishing and bird watching.