Download GPX file for this article
40.54083-74.58778Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Manville is a town in Somerset County, New Jersey. with a small city feel. It is home to many shops and restaurants. It was once an industrial town with a major Johns Manville factory.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Manville is accessible from Interstate 287 (exit 17), U.S. Route 22, U.S. Route 202, U.S. Route 206 and NJ-28. Several taxi services operate in and around the town.

By train[edit]

The NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line stops at the Bridgewater train station, conveniently located a few miles east of downtown.

By bus[edit]

NJ Transit route #65 or #114 stop here.

By plane[edit]

There is a small Hillsborough airport (JVI IATA), but it services private jets only.

Get around[edit]

Most of the attractions in Manville are located along North Main Street and South Main Street. The areas surrounding Main Street is largely residential with not much to see.


Weston Mill

Heinrich/Henry Schenck built a grist mill on the Millstone here, probably in the 1740s. The second owner of the mill was Abraham Van Neste, from 1771-1797.

When William Rodgers owned the mill between 1823 and 1843, he changed the name to Weston, purportedly to reflect the name used at the time for an area across the river from the mill.

Wilbur Smith was the last owner of the original mill from 1925 until 1982 when it fell into the river. He had worked for many years in an attempt to save the old mill but, after it collapsed, it was determined that it was beyond repair and now considered a flood hazard. There were plans to salvage parts of the historic structure but before the group had a chance to do much work, vandals set the mill on fire, destroying it.

All that remains in the area once known as Weston are a few residences and several roads bearing the name.


Reading Cinemas a large movie theater complex on North Main Street.


On North Main Street there is the Marketplace at Manville where a Wal-Mart, A & P, and other minor chains, as well as a large amount of mom-and-pop businesses on South Main Street.

The nearest mall is the Bridgewater Commons along U.S. Highway 22, about 10 minutes away. There is a large food court and many stores.


There is an abundance of restaurants in Manville serving pretty much every taste. Several local pizza restaurants, Chinese take out and other fast food franchises (Arby's, MacDonalds, Subway) are found along North Main Street and South Main Street.


Manville is known for its many bars and has a good amount of night life. Many walk to the nearest bars so parking near some might be a bit spotty.


There are no hotels or Motels in town. Nearby on US Route 22, US Route 202 and US Route 206 are several local and chain options.


Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

This city travel guide to Manville is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!