Waterloo Village Historic Site

Waterloo Village Historic Site This the official page for Waterloo Village Historic Site being administered by the NJ State Park Service.

Friends of Waterloo Village, The Canal Society, and Waterloo Village United Methodist Church are all welcome to post on this page. Educational tours encompass several open sites within Waterloo village proper and include the recreated Lenape Indian village. These are interpreted tours and for class trips conform to core curriculum standards. Please call 973-347-1835 for more details.

Do you see it too?
10/23/2019

Do you see it too?

10/22/2019

Wait for it.....

10/22/2019

Spooky History! Check out those orbs on the video and turn up the volume..... here's a sneak peak of the restless spirits that will join us for Haunted Hayrides at Waterloo. This Friday and Saturday night. Call to reserve your spot. 973-347-1835. You must have a reservation. No walk-ins.

Waterloo Village Historic Site
10/18/2019

Waterloo Village Historic Site

Don't miss it! Must have reservations in advance. Call today. 973-347-1835

Don't miss it!   Must have reservations in advance.  Call today.  973-347-1835
10/17/2019

Don't miss it! Must have reservations in advance. Call today. 973-347-1835

10/11/2019
We love these precious notes from the school kids!
10/11/2019

We love these precious notes from the school kids!

10/02/2019

Why no Trick or Treat? Many people are asking questions about why we are not bringing back the trick or treat event. For several years we hosted a wonderful trick or treat event and attendance was approximately 1500 people each year. 2 years ago we had over 5,000 people show up unexpectedly to attend the Trick or Treat event at Waterloo. With the assistance of State Park police we closed the event when our parking lots were full because we had far exceeded our capacity to handle the crowd. However, even though we tried to close the event, crowds of people parked on Waterloo Road and proceeded to walk across a busy road, in the dark, through the woods and entered the event anyway. After the event we received negative feedback. People were upset that they waited online in their cars on Waterloo Road to get into the event, people were upset that they waited on line to pay admission and enter the event, people were upset because our food caterer ran out of food, and even though we handed out over 30,000 pieces of candy people were upset because we ran out of candy. People even complained about having to park on Waterloo Road and cross a busy street in the dark. Although the event itself was planned well and very organized, there's no way to anticipate the attendance for an event like that. Therefore, out of concern for public safety as well as our reputation for hosting well-planned, organized events, we have decided not to continue with the trick or treat event in future. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause.

Metrotrails
10/02/2019

Metrotrails

Metrotrails Then and Now Series: Morris Canal Lock #5 West at Saxton Falls NJ, historic image compared to the same scene from our early 2019 visit.
This was a guard lock, where the canal entered the slack water of the Musconetcong River behind the dam. The canal made use of the river until Lock #4 a bit up stream.
Morris Canal and the Musconetcong became one at four locations, or five if you count Lake Hopatcong.
The canal was abandoned in 1924, and for a time the area below this lock was used as a public swimming pool.

10/01/2019
North Jersey Wildland Fire Association
09/26/2019

North Jersey Wildland Fire Association

Stage 2 Recreational Fire Restrictions beginning Monday 09/30. ๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The Fields at Waterloo
09/21/2019

The Fields at Waterloo

Tomorrowโ€™s the last day to view the Waterloo art show ๐Ÿ–ผ 10-4 pm in the historic hotel ๐ŸŽจ $5 parking fee only. Tours available of the canal and Lenape Indian village.

Waterloo Village is looking for a part-time seasonal office assistant.  Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  From ...
09/19/2019

Waterloo Village is looking for a part-time seasonal office assistant. Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From ASAP until December. Serious qualified inquiries and applicants only please call 609-203-4140.

Art show in the hotel today ๐Ÿ–ผ The village is open for tours and the art reception is from 1:30-3:30. The theme is Wat...
08/17/2019

Art show in the hotel today ๐Ÿ–ผ The village is open for tours and the art reception is from 1:30-3:30. The theme is Waterloo Village ๐ŸŽจ Free refreshments ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿง€๐Ÿช $5 parking fee only! Come out and support Waterloo and the arts!!

08/06/2019
New Jersey Forest Fire Service

New Jersey Forest Fire Service

#SmokeyBearChallenge

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is taking part in the nation wide Smokey Bear Challenge to celebrate Smokey Bear's 75th birthday this Friday, August 9!

In our video, Smokey is reminiscing about old times with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, until the video switches to present day half way though when he is called out to a wildfire. The video is set to the song "Nostalgic" by New Jersey based band A R I Z O N A.

The video showcases many notable locations throughout New Jersey including Mt. Tammany, Storybook Land, and the Statue of Liberty just to name a few.

Don't forget to join us this Saturday, August 10, atOfficial: Liberty State Park for Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Celebration!

Be sure to click the share button below to show your friends!

#NJForestFireService #NJFFS #SmokeyBear #SmokeyBear75

08/06/2019
New Jersey Forest Fire Service

New Jersey Forest Fire Service

#SmokeyBearChallenge

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service is taking part in the nation wide Smokey Bear Challenge to celebrate Smokey Bear's 75th birthday this Friday, August 9!

In our video, Smokey is reminiscing about old times with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, until the video switches to present day half way though when he is called out to a wildfire. The video is set to the song "Nostalgic" by New Jersey based band A R I Z O N A.

The video showcases many notable locations throughout New Jersey including Mt. Tammany, Storybook Land, and the Statue of Liberty just to name a few.

Don't forget to join us this Saturday, August 10, atOfficial: Liberty State Park for Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday Celebration!

Be sure to click the share button below to show your friends!

#NJForestFireService #NJFFS #SmokeyBear #SmokeyBear75

Great day for a concert at Waterloo!  Bring a chair or a blanket, food and drinks available for purchase!
08/03/2019

Great day for a concert at Waterloo! Bring a chair or a blanket, food and drinks available for purchase!

Another great review ๐ŸŽถ From Good Homes this Saturday at Waterloo ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽต๐Ÿบ tickets available the day of the sh...
08/01/2019
Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Time and the River" by From Good Homes

Another great review ๐ŸŽถ From Good Homes this Saturday at Waterloo ๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŽต๐Ÿบ tickets available the day of the show and at ticketfly.com

With their pastoral, Northwest Jersey-churned improvisational roots rock, From Good Homes always have been one of the proudest points on the Garden State Music Map. And home they are coming from New Hampshire and South Carolina to reunite once again at Waterloo Village in Hackettstown. This time, it...

Great write up of an amazing local band who played here at Waterloo 20 years ago and will be back this Saturday ๐ŸŽต Tic...
07/31/2019
Band's river of life rages on

Great write up of an amazing local band who played here at Waterloo 20 years ago and will be back this Saturday ๐ŸŽต Tickets available day of show and ticketfly.com ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ™

It's booked as an album release event, which in and of itself is pretty significant for a band that hasn't released new music in 22 years. But when From Good Homes takes the stage at the Waterloo Concert Field on Aug. 3, it's even more notable.

Kittatinny Valley State Park
07/25/2019

Kittatinny Valley State Park

Free aromatherapy sessions now available to all KVSP visitors (while supplies last)! Thanks to Mother Nature (and the NJFFS Headquarters Division A prescribed burn this past January), Goodale Field is in full bloom with wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) - Sussex County's official flower. "Discover What You've Been Missing!" New Jersey Forests New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites #NJStateParks Andover Township Sussex County NJ Sussex County Chamber of Commerce

07/24/2019
From Good Homes

From Good Homes

Time and the River is out today! We are so happy to share this record, our first studio record since 1998.

Please listen, stream, buy, share and gift this record as much as possible

CD: https://fromgoodhomes.com/product/timeandtheriver-cd/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1Q2C144JuM7Ei3C5l6OkxQ?si=7F_dDDCKRx6YdRDL-5Dr_A
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/time-and-the-river/1470836367

We've been so appreciative of your support over the years and really hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Please let us know your favorite songs!

07/20/2019
Sherman Theater

Sherman Theater

From Good Homes at The Fields at Waterloo SAT. AUG 3rd w/ special guests Yarn โ€ข Marco Benevento โ€ข Owl & Crow โ€ข The Nebula // Camping sites, RV Parking, & more!

From Good Homes
07/19/2019

From Good Homes

ok, we're getting close to Waterloo...let's hear those requests!

Please bring extra water if you plan on visiting Waterloo Village Historic Site this weekend.#NJStateParks
07/19/2019

Please bring extra water if you plan on visiting Waterloo Village Historic Site this weekend.

#NJStateParks

HEAT ADVISORY:

The New Jersey State Park Service would like to remind you to stay hydrated this weekend due to extreme heat.

While our state park swim areas are great places to cool off on hot days, our beach areas provide little to no shade. If you plan on spending your weekend at one of our parks or swim areas, we recommend bringing a beach umbrella, and extra water. If you plan on hiking in our state parks or state forests, please bring extra water.

All of our swim area concession stands have additional water available for purchase.

In addition, some of our scheduled outdoor programming for this weekend has been cancelled due to the extreme heat. Please call the park office before visiting to see if an activity you were planning on attending has been cancelled.

#NJStateParks

Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County
07/18/2019

Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County

Another great day at Project Vacation! Thanks to our friends from Waterloo Village for the fascinating presentation!

North Jersey Kayak Bass Fishing Club
07/15/2019

North Jersey Kayak Bass Fishing Club

We had a blast this weekend helping out at Waterloo Village's annual Christmas in July event. We were blown away at how many of you share our passion. Thanks to your suggestions, we are going to discuss hosting on-the-water seminars in the future. If there is anything you would like to learn, please let us know!

Now that Christmas in July is over, you can count on the tireless Waterloo staff preparing an amazing Halloween weekend ...
07/14/2019

Now that Christmas in July is over, you can count on the tireless Waterloo staff preparing an amazing Halloween weekend extravaganza! Stay tuned.

Photos from Waterloo Village Historic Site's post
07/13/2019

Photos from Waterloo Village Historic Site's post

2nd New Jersey Cavalry is here.  What a beautiful day and wonderful event.  Join us!!!!
07/13/2019

2nd New Jersey Cavalry is here. What a beautiful day and wonderful event. Join us!!!!

07/12/2019

It's going to be a beautiful day tomorrow come on out from 11 to 4 and support Waterloo. A few of our summer staff rehearsed a little today and they are ready to entertain you tomorrow while you eat and drink!

Come visit Waterloo Village's Christmas in July this Saturday! Original gifts, Santa, food trucks, beer, demonstrations,...
07/10/2019

Come visit Waterloo Village's Christmas in July this Saturday! Original gifts, Santa, food trucks, beer, demonstrations, tours and kayaking on the canal.

A plant that causes permanent burns & blindness is spreading across the US
07/07/2019
A plant that causes permanent burns & blindness is spreading across the US

A plant that causes permanent burns & blindness is spreading across the US

Having a walk among flowers and plants is one of the best things about summer BUT health officials are warning people about a wild plant which has a great danger to those who touch it. Hogweed is the name of the plant, or Heracleum mantegazzianum, which is now rapidly growing is many states througho...

Help Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park get inducted into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame! VOTE TODAY: http://bit.ly/VoteFo...
07/02/2019

Help Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park get inducted into the Rail-Trail Hall of Fame!

VOTE TODAY: http://bit.ly/VoteForDRCanal

Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park has been nominated to be added to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame, but we need your help!

In order for D&R Canal State Park to secure it's spot, we need YOU to VOTE! Place your vote today by visiting: http://bit.ly/VoteForDRCanal

You can vote as many times as you like between now and Wednesday, July 10.

With over 70 miles of linear multi-use path along an historic canal and additional trail networks and connections across several counties, the D&R Canal trail is one of central New Jersey's most popular recreational corridors. Park visitors enjoy canoeing, jogging, hiking, bicycling, fishing and horseback riding on and along the trail. The canal and the park are part of the National Recreation Trail System, the East Coast Greenway, and The Circuit Trails.

This linear park is also a valuable wildlife corridor connecting fields and forests. A recent bird survey conducted in the park revealed 160 species of birds, almost 90 of which nested in the park.

VOTE TODAY! http://bit.ly/VoteForDRCanal

#NJStateParks #DRCanalStatePark #iheartNJparks #RailTrailHOF

Sherman Theater
06/27/2019

Sherman Theater

From Good Homes

Main Street Fairs
06/22/2019

Main Street Fairs

๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅก๐Ÿฅจ๐Ÿ•
Come enjoy local food, and entertainment at this Food Truck and Music Festival.

๐Ÿ””Bring your appetite TODAY to the Waterloo Village Food Truck and Music Festival!๐Ÿ””

Food Truck and Music Festival will be held at the Waterloo Concert Field in Hackettstown, New Jersey at:
โžกWaterloo Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

#nj #njevent #njevents #njfoodie #njfoodtrucks #summerfest #foodtruckfest #musicfest #mainstreetfairs #summerevents #familyfun #NJfestivals #NJsummer #waterloo #waterloonj #newjerseyfoodiefest

Main Street Fairs
06/20/2019

Main Street Fairs

๐Ÿ“ฃDon't forget to bring your appetite JUNE 22nd!
Check out these local food trucks who will be attending SATURDAY'S Waterloo Village Food Truck and Music Festival!๐Ÿ””

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Spend the day enjoying local food, and entertainment at this Food Truck and Music Festival.
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Buy Your Tickets Here For This Event:
https://bit.ly/2WtKXER

#nj #njevent #njevents #njfoodie #njfoodtrucks #summerfest #foodtruckfest #musicfest #mainstreetfairs #summerevents #familyfun #NJfestivals #NJsummer #waterloo #waterloonj #newjerseyfoodiefest

From Good Homes
06/12/2019

From Good Homes

who was at this show at Waterloo 21 years ago tonight? Who will be there in August when we return?!

June 12, 1998 โ€“ Waterloo Village Concert Tent โ€“ Stanhope, NJ
Cold Mountain, Bang That Drum, The Butterfly & The Tree, Head, Where The Songs Begin, Ride All Night, 2nd Red Barn On The Right, The Giving Tree, Way Down Inside, I Only Want, The Ferris Wheel Waltz, Into The Mystic, All That I Can Do, Rain Dance โ€“> drum solo, Iโ€™m Your Man, Kick It On, I Am A Mess, Broken Road

ENCORE: If The Wind Blows, Maybe We Will

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Look it's Bambi!  Seen today at Waterloo standing under a Kousa Dogwood tree in full bloom.  (The Kousa Dogwood is not a...
06/11/2019

Look it's Bambi! Seen today at Waterloo standing under a Kousa Dogwood tree in full bloom. (The Kousa Dogwood is not a native species, but it is still a beautiful site to behold.)

06/06/2019
Thread and Gause

One of our amazing vendors that will be back this year at our 2nd annual Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ in July ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

Mark your calendars!!!! Thread and Gause will be attending Christmas in July at Waterloo Village Historic Site on July 13th from 11-4. What are you hoping to see me bring?

Byway to be extended to Waterloo Village | The Township Journal
06/06/2019
Byway to be extended to Waterloo Village | The Township Journal

Byway to be extended to Waterloo Village | The Township Journal

The Saxton Falls Lock No. 5, on Waterloo Road in Allamuchy, is just one of the historic sites that could be soon be included along an extended Warren Heritage Scenic Byway. The Byram Township Council recently passed a resolution to extend the byway from its current endpoint in Hackettstown to Waterl...

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey
05/29/2019

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

Girl Scouts of New Jersey is teaming up with local state parks to bring you dozens of program options for the first national Girl Scouts Love State Parks weekend! Fun, adventure and discovery await July 13-14. Save the date, your next epic outdoor outing is calling. #GSoutdoors Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey

See flyer for details: https://bit.ly/2WrXjfN
RSVP today: https://bit.ly/2LY75CA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service
05/22/2019

New Jersey Forest Fire Service

Welcome to the official page for the New Jersey Forest Fire Service!

We look forward to keeping the citizens of New Jersey up to date on fire danger levels, public events, prescribed burning and campfire restrictions.

#NJForestFireService

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