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The Ramsaysburg Homestead Site - Knowlton, NJ

Historic Site or District
Ramsaysburg Homestead Site - Spring - Memorial Day – Chrissy Beegle

The Ramsaysburg Homestead Site is a unique and culturally important part of Warren County in northwest New Jersey.

Located in Knowlton Township on 12 acres of NJ Fish & Wildlife property that provides direct access to the Delaware River, the Ramsaysburg Homestead site dates back to the late 1700's and was an important distribution point for river based commerce in the early days of settlement in northwest New Jersey.

Purchased by Irish immigrants, James and Adam Ramsay in 1795, the site grew to include a store, post office, tavern, sawmill, lumberyard, blacksmith and tenant houses. During the Victorian era of the early 1920's, the Spring Brook Place Hotel resort was located on the site. Today, the site is on the National Register for significance for river trade and architecture, circa 1795-1874 and features the main house, barn, cottage, wagon shed and smoke house. It is also a designated Delaware River Trail location, offering small craft (car top) canoes and kayakers access to the scenic Delaware River.

The Ramsaysburg Homestead Site is open to the public and is a notable area for fisherman, especially in the spring when the American Shad run upriver in the Delaware River.

Ramsaysburg offers numerous annual events that are free to the public including a Memorial Day picnic, Plein air painting days for artists in the spring, Summer Concert Series in the Barn, a Riverside Fall Festival and a Christmas in the Country event. In 2016, The site will host Warren County Preservation Day and the Delaware River Sojourn with special programs highlighting the unique history, importance and characteristics of the site.

The Site's Homestead and Barns are in the process of being further renovated and improved and a new Interpretive Trail is being established around a small pond and dam on the property that overlooks the Delaware River.

Come see a notable area of northwest New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap. Ramsaysburg is just minutes off of Route 80 and along historic Route 46. It's an opportunity to enjoy our natural surroundings as well as the rich heritage of our colonial past and experience vibrant community culture.

Accessibility Notes

Limited Parking. Car top, hand carry small craft (canoes and kayak) access to Delaware. Handicapped/Wheelchair accessibility to the Riverside trail.

Pet Friendly Notes


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Seasons Open

Open year-round - All Seasons


Free to the Public

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