Written for MyCentralJersey.com on 5/24/16
Central Jersey is blessed with the presence of cities and large towns budding with modernity and innovation, but it also has claim to one small town that can call itself one of the oldest in the state.
Cranbury, a friendly, walkable, 13-square-mile town of about 4,000 people that is home to a historic district, can trace its first buildings to 1698 and was officially created as a township in 1872.
Visitors to Cranbury can get a taste of that history by picking up a self-guided walking tour from the Cranbury Museum at 4 Park Place East from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays or at cranburyhistory.org. They can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to organize a guided walking tour.
“Visiting Cranbury is like going back in time, but with access to modern-day conveniences,” said Lina Llona, president of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau. “People are very hospitable and there are tons of things to see and do.”