About the Property. The mansion was built in three phases. John Fell built the first portion in the 1760’s with a wing being added in the 1830’s. This was followed by an addition in 1915 to bring the house to its current Colonial Revival appearance. The stately mansion is set on 2.8 acres and includes a Gothic Revival Barn, wetlands and a stand of old-growth trees. The house is across the street from the Celery Farm Bird Sanctuary, originally part of the John Fell estate, which is open to walkers year-round. Learn more about its history.
About Us. The Concerned Citizens of Allendale, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, purchased the house in 2010. The property is owned and managed by this nonprofit with help from Friends of the John Fell House. They are in the process of restoring it to its original glory. Learn more about us.
Come visit. The house and property are available to be used for meetings, theatrical events, craft shows, weddings, and other family events. Check out our upcoming events.
Volunteer Opportunities. we would love to have help restoring this fine property. For example, the Boy Scouts help us with an annual fall cleaning. Our sponsors provide their professional expertise, time and materials. Let us know, if you would like to help. We’ll work to take advantage of your offer.
Please consider becoming a friend. You can help us preserve this historic house for generations to come. Please consider sending a tax-deductible donation (check or money order) to:
Concerned Citizens of Allendale
475 Franklin Turnpike
Allendale, New Jersey 07401-1606
The Concerned Citizens of Allendale (CCA) Tax ID # is 26-0365072
Or Donate through Venmo: John Fell House@john-fellhouse
or by visiting our “Donate” page (see tab above).
Contact Us with your questions and comments, or view the map to visit.