Red Bank is filled with several locales that instantly identifies the town. Whether it’s a picturesque riverside view, or a famous shop somewhere in downtown, there’s no shortage of memorable landmarks. Some are more iconic than others. We’ve rounded up some of the most iconic landmarks in Red Bank with our list below, so be sure to check them out in person. They’re arranged in no particular order. Obviously, there are many others not listed — so what are some of your favorites?
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Most iconic landmarks in Red Bank overview
- Molly Pitcher Inn
- Red Bank Train Station
- Riverside Gardens Park
- Count Basie Theater
- Two River Theater
- Dublin House
- Former First Nation Bank Building
- The Galleria
- Coopers Bridge
- Downtown Red Bank
Molly Pitcher Inn
Location: 88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701|
Why we picked the Molly Pitcher Inn:
Where do visitors stay when they’re on vacation or just visiting? Why it’s none other than the Molly Pitcher Inn, which was built in 1928 and named after Molly Pitcher. It’s situated along the Navesink River, which adds to its charm. The architectural style of the building, along with its location, makes it a standout landmark that instantly identifies Red Bank. Also, it’s a venue perfect for weddings, entertainment, fine dining, art receptions, and local events.
Red Bank Train Station
Location: 175 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Why we picked the Red Bank Train Station:
It’s another landmark known for its architectural style. While the station itself may not seem all that unusual from other train stations, it’s actually the Station House situated by the north/New York City bound side that makes it an iconic landmark. Originally built in 1876 and subsequently renovated in 2012-2014, its “Stick Style” design makes it stand out from other buildings situated around the building — giving it that nostalgic charm, reminding us of another time period in the past.
Riverside Gardens Park
Location: 40 W Front St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Why we picked Riverside Gardens Park:
Known for its picturesque riverside views and greenery, Riverside Gardens Park is arguably the park that defines Red Bank’s beauty. During the summer, it’s a popular destination for picnic goers and local events — while in the winter, it hosts some amazing holiday lights and Christmas tree. And oh yeah, the sunset views from there are breathtaking!
Count Basie Theatre
Location: 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Why we picked Count Basie Theatre:
Originally opened as the “Carlton Theater” back in 1926, the Count Basie Theatre is not only a landmark in Red Bank, but all throughout Monmouth County as a destination for arts and entertainment. The sprawling venue caters to all sorts events, from musical performers putting on a show, to film festivals, it’s a destination if you love the nightlife and arts.
Two River Theater
Location: 21 Bridge Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Why we picked Two River Theater:
While it’s not as old as the Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank’s other performing arts center, Two River Theater, has been a showcase for the arts and entertainment since its founding in 1994. The theater hosts several Broadway-like plays throughout its production run, but the building’s unique architecture, which is constantly receiving new additions, makes it a distinctive landmark over the west side of Red Bank.
Location: 30 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Why we picked the Dublin House:
Walking down Monmouth Street, you’ll eventually come across the Dublin House. Did you know that it was originally located in Middletown, but then moved to Red Bank in 1840? Showcasing the Mansardic or Second Empire style with its architecture, the Dublin House certainly stands out as a landmark among the other, more modern looking buildings that surround it. Best of all, you can enjoy a tasty meal featuring many Irish inspired dishes.
Former First Nation Bank Building
Location: 53 Broad St Red Bank, NJ 07701
Why we picked the Former First Nation Bank Building:
Another building notable for its distinct design, the Former First Nation Bank Building on the corner of Broad Street and Wallace Street is another one of those landmarks that’s iconic. Its white marble Neoclassical design almost makes it look like it came from ancient Greece. That’s part of the allure of the building. Even though it’s been vacant and now under new ownership, it’ll continue to be one of those landmarks that’s unique in the downtown area of Red Bank.
Location: Corner of Bridge Ave. & West Front Street, Red Bank, NJ, 07701
Why we picked The Galleria:
When entering Red Bank from the Senator Kyrillos Birdge over on the west side, one of the first distinguishable landmarks is The Galleria. Built in 1907, there’s a ton of history with The Galleria, especially when it was used as a textile factory during World War I and II. Nowadays, the industrial styled building houses an assortment of building and offices — while in the summer, it hosts Red Bank’s Farmers Market.
Location: 151 Bodman Pl, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Why we picked Coopers Bridge:
One of the main arteries that flows traffic into Red Bank is Coopers Bridge, which connects the southern portion of Middletown with Red Bank. The iconic landmark was originally built in 1923 and cuts through the majestic Navesink River. If you ever walk the bridge, you’ll be treated to a beautiful view of Red Bank’s river side views, the Oyster Point Hotel, and even parts of Riverside Gardens Park.
Downtown Red Bank
Location: Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Why we picked Downtown Red Bank:
The biggest draw in Red Bank has to be its downtown business district, which spans Broad Street and the many side streets that branch out from it — like White Street, Monmouth Street, Wallace Street, and Mechanic Street. Not are there several small businesses, retail shops, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and much more, it’s regarded as the heart of Red Bank. During this part summer, a portion of Broad Street was shut down to just pedestrian traffic, transforming the dynamic and nightlife appeal.