The Roxbury Township Historical Society
Tour of the Silas Riggs Saltbox Home

at the Museums at Drakesville Historic Park, Ledgewood, New Jersey

The Silas Riggs Saltbox Home is a preserved Colonial Era, Revolutionary War period residence. It is managed by the Roxbury Township Historical Society as a 'Living History Museum', hosting a variety of events that bring a sense of the past to those who step inside.

Of post and beam construction, held together with wooden pegs visible in the second story eaves, the Saltbox house, is so called because of its extended, rear sloping roofline, recalling the design of salt containers of colonial times.

The main room of the Silas Riggs home

The original stone hearth is still used for cooking

The hearth room for family meals

Bedroom with authentic Colonial era style clothing

Exterior entrance

Window detail

Drakesville Historic District Buildings Main St, Ledgewood next public opening
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The photos above are just a taste, stand inside and really feel history!!
Silas Riggs Saltbox House, King House Homestead, King Canal Store, Please join us.

 Roxbury Township Historical Society 
Silas Riggs Saltbox House:  213 Main St, Ledgewood, NJ 07852
mailing address:
PO Box 18, Succasunna, NJ 07876  -  tel 973-584-6931 or 973-584-2676

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