historic site Information

Listed on the National and State Registries of Historic Places as the "Blackledge-Kearney House" but known more familiarly as the "Kearney House,” this humble structure is the oldest building in the New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park. The southern half of the house, made of native stone and timbers, dates to before 1802. The northern, wood-frame section was added in the 1840s, the large porch in the early 1900s. Through its long life, the house has served as a Hudson River homestead, a tavern, a park police station, a caretaker's residence, and finally a museum. Today, it helps bring history to life with various historical program offerings throughout the year.



North end of Alpine Picnic Area

Alpine Approach Rd.

Alpine, NJ 07620


(201) 786-1360


Things to do and see

  • Living history

  • Public programs

  • River views

  • Picnic areas