The Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society


 Virtual Tour of the

Benjamin Temple House in Ewing


          We are pleased to have our first virtual tour of the Benjamin Temple House hosted by Ellie Calcagno, Site Manager.  This is the first of many videos we would like to share.  We focus on the  four rooms of the 1750s section of the house.  Please click on the link below:


Saturday, September 12th,

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Neighborhood Yard Sale/Mum Sale

         The Board has decided to alter our flea market this year and request that neighbors of Federal City Road and the surrounding streets join us for a Garage Sale/Yard Sale in September.  The Society will have tables up near the road to join the sale, and we plan to have a mums for sale as a fundraiser for ETHPS.  We hope to invite vendors back to the front field to join us in 2021.

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 Moving the Benjamin Temple House in 1973

         The Benjamin Temple House, originally located on Pennington Road (Route 31), was moved by the State of New Jersey in May, 1973 to its present location on Federal City Road.  The move was precipitated by the expansion of I-95 , and was accomplished through the untiring efforts of Gail Kuser and the Friends of the Benjamin Temple House.  The Benjamin Temple House (also known as the Temple-Ryan Farmhouse) is on the national, state and township historic registries.

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from Ellie Calcagno, Site Manager

       As the ETHPS enters its 47th year of stewardship, we embark on an ambitious 5-year plan to complete the final restoration work with a fundraising campaign.  Join us in making the Ewing Museum at the Benjamin Temple House a reality.  You can help to create a welcoming and historically accurate resource for the community with a donation to:

  • purchase additional period furnishings for the 1750 rooms;

  • provide funds for restoration of artifacts and the printing of educational materials;

  • sponsor  exhibit signage for the museum; and 

  • fund handicapped access including a deck and ramp at the rear of the house.

ETHPS appreciates the

support of our Corporate Sponsors

NJM Insurance Group,  Ewing NJ  ~

Investors Bank Community Foundation 

Roma Bank Community Bank Foundation

Please donate by clicking on the donate button at the top of the page.

                               Future Home of the Ewing Museum                 

Ewing Township Historic Preservation Society

at the Benjamin Temple House




      Located at the Benjamin Temple House, Drake Farm Park

                           Future Home of the Ewing Museum

    27 Federal City Road, Ewing NJ 08638  ~ 609-883-2455

                   Hours of the Benjamin Temple House Museum and Library 

                                                 Wednesday, 10 am - 2 pm.

                  Other times by appointment with the Site Manager, Ellie Calcagno.

                      Free House Tours the first Sunday of Every Month,  2-4 pm.