Museum Tours & Programs

Van Riper-Hopper House Museum
State & National Register of Historic Place

Historic House Tours

Date: Open year-round By Appointment
Time: Flexible
Locations: Van Riper-Hopper House Museum and Mead-Van Duyne HouseMuseum
533 Berdan Avenue, Wayne, NJ

Schuyler-Colfax House Museum
2343 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ
Closed for rehabilitation.
Admission: $5 adult; $2 child
Active military and five family members admitted free
Contact: 973-694-7192 or email

Special Events:

 Title:  A Child's December Holiday in Wayne Long Ago
 Date:  December 19 to 22 and 27 through 30(Saturday)
 Time:  11:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 Summary: Van Riper-Hopper House Museum, 533 Berdan Ave. host A Child's December Holiday in NJ 1786 to 1928. The house is decorated, and guest will be served hot cider and tranditional Dutch cookies. Historical toys will be on display, and children can play with some replica toys just like the ones Sinterklass delivered long ago.
 Admission:  Free. Donations welcome
 Contact:  973.694.7192
 Flyer:  View

Programs for Schools

Title: Girl Scout Programs - Daisy, Brownie, Junior
Girl Scout Gold Award Projects 
Date: By Appointment
Time: By Appointment
Summary: Van Riper-Hopper House Museum staff helps Scouts fulfill  Petal, Try It or Badge requirements in one visit.
Admission: $7.00 per Scout
Contact: 973.694.7192 or email
Flyer: View

Title: Grade 3 Class Trip “Your Community in the 1700s” 
Date: By Appointment
Time: Flexible
Summary: Hands-on, interactive, researched, thematic – 1.5 hr.
Based on Wayne text and NJ Core Curriculum Standards
Admission: $50 per class – Maximum 30 students 
Contact: 973.694.7192 or email 
Flyer: View

Title: Grade 4 Class Trip Combo “New Jersey” 
Date: By Appointment
Time: Flexible
Summary: Morning – Dey Mansion “Revolutionary War Headquarters”
Afternoon - Van Riper-Hopper House Museum and Mead-Van Duyne House Museum at one site “On the Home Front” 
Admission: Dey Mansion - Contact for fees.
Contact: 973.694.7192 or email
973-696-1776 Dey Mansion
Flyer: None Available

Title: My Passport to NJ – Grade 4 –Wayne Teacher Assignment
Date: September thru June 7
Time: By appointment
Summary: Brief, fun tour designed to answer your worksheet questions Van Riper-Hopper House Museum and Van Duyne House Museum
533 Berdan Ave., Wayne
Invite your classmates and come in small groups
Admission: Freewill donation
Contact: 973.694.7192 or email 
Flyer: Work sheet from teacher or museum coordinator

Free to Wayne Township Grade 4 teachers
To obtain your kit view the flyer
Flyer: Teaching Tool Kit flyer Programs for Scouts

Scout Programs

Title: Club Scout Program
Date: By Appointment
Time: 1 hour
Summary: Van Riper-Hooper House Museum and Mead Van Duyne House Museum
533 Berdan Ave., Wayne
Bear Achievement #3, c and b
Admission: $5.00 per Scout; leaders free; for Cub Scouts only
Contact:  973.694.7192

University Internship Program

Town Hall

475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesdays open until 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays

Wayne DPW Complex

201 Dey Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 7:30am-3:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays