Millbrook Village, NJ
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Old Mine Road & Millbrook Road
(908) 841-9531
(570) 828-2253 (recording)
In 1832, Abram Garis, a local farmer, built a grain (grist) mill along the newly-built Columbia–Walpack Turnpike where the turnpike crossed a stream known as Van Campens Mill brook. By 1875, Millbrook had reached a peak of 75 inhabitants and about 19 major buildings. The village stretched out in a line along both sides of the turnpike.From 1880 onward, however, Millbrook suffered the decline of rural villages that was experienced throughout the country. Garis’ mill closed just after 1900, and by 1950, only the blacksmith was doing business in town.

Then in the 1960's the National Park Service, with assistance from the Millbrook Village Society, moved some structures threatened by the Tocks Island Damn project to higher ground at Millbrook. Some of these replaced original buildings that were long gone, and, in the 1970s, other structures were moved here as outbuildings for the village. Today, Millbrook Village has about the same number of buildings that it had around 1900. The roadbed of the old turnpike is now the main "street" running southwest to northeast through the village.

For more information, visit the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area website at http://www.nps.gov/dewa/index.htm or the Millbrook Village Society at http://www.millbrooknj.com/.

Woodworking Shop Van Campen Barn The Wagon Shop The Millbrook Church Pond near Millbrook The Grist Mill
The Van Campen Farmhouse Delaware Water Gap E.L. Garis House
The Millbrook Hotel Van Campen Farmhouse The Blacksmith Shop The Sawmill The Woodworking Shop Driving Along Old Mine Road