Israel Crane House
108 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 744 -1796
www.montclairhistorical.org/

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Up until 1812, Montclair was known as Cranetown. In 1796, Israel Crane, a direct descendent of the founding family, built a handsome Federal style house on what is now Glenridge Avenue. The house remained in the family until 1912, when it was purchased by the YMCA. Threatened with demolition in 1965, the house was rescued by the Montclair Historical Society and moved to its present location.

Now the center of many community activities, the Israel Crane House features beautiful period furnishings, gardens, a Museum Store, a Schoolroom on the third floor, and an Early American Kitchen, where cooking demonstrations are given.

Many special events are offered throughout the year, such as the Harvest Festival, Revolutionary War Encampment, Strawberry Festival, and many others. Call for a calendar.

Visitors can enjoy a pleasant step back into time here and get an education, too, from the trained docents available to answer questions. This makes an especially nice trip for a School Group (3rd grade & up), and though the Museum is only open on Sundays, groups (adults, too) can make arrangements to tour on other days.


Hours: Open on the first and third Sunday of each month, 1 - 4pm. Tours can be arranged at other times by appointment. Groups by appointment only.
Admission:
Adults $8.00
Children $5.00
Members FREE
Prices include same-day admission to all Montclair Historical Society houses: Israel Crane House, Nathaniel Crane House, Clark House/Library, and the Charles Schultz House.
Groups: Group discount available. Call for details.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Local restaurants. Bagged lunches may be eaten in gazebo.
Handicapped Access: Accessible on first floor only.
Directions: Garden State Pkwy. exit 148. West on Bloomfield Ave. (2.3 miles), south on Orange Rd. (5 blocks). About 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge.

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