Passaic River Coalition at Willow Hall

The Passaic River Coalition is an environmental nonprofit organization focusing on the watershed and lands of the Passaic River Basin communities, serving the entire length of the Passaic River, from the Highlands to Newark Bay. The coalition is actively engaged in the historic preservation of Willow Hall, George Vail’s 1848 historic country villa.  Willow Hall is on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. 

Willow Hall is open for tours by appointment (, as well as public event offerings on environmental and historical  topics. The grounds, part of Green Acres open space, are open for public passive recreation from dawn to dusk.

Of Special Note:

  • Willow Hall is one of the earliest NJ examples of a cottage design by architect Andrew Jackson Downing
  • The building is Italianate with Gothic Revival elements
  • Willow Hall is nestled on 6.1 acres along the banks of the Whippany River



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