Walk-ins welcome, yet registration is highly encouraged. Meet at the Murray Farmhouse. Donations are greatly appreciated. (Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.)
The New Jersey historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn at Poricy Park are outstanding examples of middle class structures from Colonial times. Built ca. 1770 by Joseph Murray, a stonemason from Ireland, the farmhouse and barn remain on original foundations. Simple plastered walls and brick fireplaces understate the sturdiness and charm of the original five-room house.
Poricy Park Conservancy is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization located in Middletown Township. All community and summer camp programs are run by Poricy Park Conservancy. Poricy Park is located at 345 Oak Hill Road in Middletown Township. With exceptional ecological resources, the 250 acre historical and nature site makes it one of the largest parks in Monmouth County. The Park offers recreational activities such as magnificent wooded hiking trails, bird watching, pristine pond settings, fishing, and a one-of-a-kind 70 million year-old Cretaceous fossil bed. Poricy Park is home to the 1770 NJ Historic Murray Farmhouse and Barn. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. For additional information, call the Nature Center at 732-842-5966 or visit www.poricypark.org.