The Samuel Fleming House (located at 5 Bonnell Street ) was built in 1756 by Samuel Fleming. Flemington Borough purchased the home in 2005 from the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) with the goal of reaching out to the community and visitors to develop an appreciation for local history. Upon the building's purchase, a "Friends" group was formed with a Board of Directors to administer, care for, develop programs and raise funds for the Samuel Fleming House. School programs have been developed in coordination with school curriculum, particularly the 2nd and 5th grades.
Visiting the Museum
An "Open House" is hosted by the docents the second Sunday of each month from 1pm to 4pm with activities and tours of the building and grounds. The building is also used for meetings, events such as "Friends Appreciation Night", book signings, colonial garden lectures, etc. The original downhill backyard was transformed into a beautiful terraced garden used for programs and is available for weddings and parties.
The Samuel Fleming House Board of Trustees meets on the Second Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Samuel Fleming House.
5 Bonnell Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
Recipes to Remember - Cookbook
The Samuel Fleming House Museum and Garden "Recipes to Remember" cook book has arrived. Copies are available at Borough Hall for $11.00 (Please see Rebecca Newman). They are also available at various businesses on Main Street.