Colonial Farms is located in the Middlebush section of Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, that now contains the Stage House Tavern.
Denyse Teunissen from the Netherlands moved from Long Island when he purchased the property in 1703. In 1723, Christian VanDoren purchased 357 acres (1.44Â km2) from Teunissens. Later the property was divided into seven smaller farms, one was bought by Garrett Voorhees I for his home. His son, Garrett Voorhees II, inherited the property after his father's death. On June 19, 1777, their home was burned by General Cornwallis during his retreat from the Somerset County Courthouse. Using the money he received from the British as compensation for his loss, he re-built what is now Colonial Farms, which housed O'Connor's Beef 'N Chowder House. In 2011 the building became the Stage House Tavern when it was sold to a new owner.