Welcome to the website of the Califon Historical Society (CHS). Califon is a town and borough in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.  It was officially formed in 1918.  There are 170 structures registered with the national Register of Historic Places.

The CHS was founded to preserve and promote the preservation of Califon's heritage. It is a non-profit organization. There are regular meetings on the third Tuesday of every month.


The Historical Society meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8 pm at the Museum (May-December).  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 8th, 2018.  New members are always welcome -- just stop by!  To be sent a reminder each month, please email mailto:califonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

The Museum

The CHS has a museum!  It is located in the old railway station building on the corner of Academy St and Railroad Road (map).

However, the museum is closed for the winter season.  We will reopen for our Spring Open House on Sunday, May 6th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  

The museum will then be open on the first and third Sunday of every month from 2pm-4pm:

May 6 May 20
June 3 June 17
July 1 July 15
August 5 August 19
September 2  September 16
October 7 October 21 

 November 4  November 18

 December 2   December 16    

For latest news and information, please see the "News" page.

The Trains in Califon

The train started running to Califon in 1875. Though the Central Railroad of New Jersey built both a wooden freight station and passenger station, the citizenry of Califon replaced it at their own expense with this stone structure.

The Califon Historical Society has made the railway station our home and town museum. It is located next to the bicycle and walking trail, and is open on the first and third Sunday of each month, May through September.

The Califon Railway Station, c. 1940.