Mt. Tabor Historical Society

Mt. Tabor Historical Society at the Richardson History House

Mount Tabor was established in 1869 as one of the state’s early Methodist summer camp meetings. Over time, the area evolved into a neighborhood of permanent, fanciful Victorian residences and colorful gingerbread houses forming an historic district that is listed on the New Jersey and National Register of Historic Places. The Mount Tabor Camp Meeting Museum is set in the Richardson History House, a unique triple cottage originally built in 1873. Visitors step back in time as soon as they enter this charming townhouse-style building, which gives a glimpse of what life was like during summer camp meetings.  Guided walking tours of the historic district are available by appointment. 

The Mount Tabor Historical Society hosts an annual self-guided house tour every fall, which showcase the colorful gingerbread houses that line these hilly roads.

Of Special Note:

  • Some pieces of the original tents from the Methodist summer camp are still visible
  • Smith Richardson was the treasurer of the Camp Meeting Association for 22 years
  • Evelyn Blackford Clark, a Smith descendant, willed her section of the triple cottage to the Historical Society
Contact info

32 Trinity Place * Mount Tabor * NJ 07878

Second Sun 12pm - 4pm | By appointment


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