Antique Hunting in New Jersey
Whether you’re a collector of vintage records, a lover of period furniture or a fervent forager of one-of-a-kind finds, New Jersey antique shops cater to all kinds of treasure-seekers. Check out one of these antique-shopping destinations, many of which are located in historical boroughs and enchanting small towns.
Keyport Antique District, Keyport
Known as the “Pearl of the Bayshore,” Keyport is a former oyster industry hub on the scenic shores of Raritan Bay. Peek into the borough’s past on Front Street, where 19th-century storefronts now house boutiques and antique shops, including Honey Hole Antiques, where you can pick up old-fashioned cameras, dolls and more, and Karen’s Treasures, a great place to purchase gently used gold and silver jewelry.
Golden Nugget Antique & Flea Market, Lambertville
The streets of Lambertville, dubbed “The Antiques Capital of New Jersey,” are peppered with preserved 18th- and 19th-century homes. With various vintage shops abound on Bridge, Main and Union streets, a stop at the Golden Nugget is a must, which features more than 60 indoor antique dealers and an outdoor flea market with more than 200 merchants.
The Great Andover Antique Village, Andover
Housed in a charming colonial building on Andover’s Main Street, Great Andover Antique Village is the place to find one-off furniture and décor, including statues, fountains, gates, trellises, paintings, mirrors and candelabras.
Historic Burlington Antiques Emporium, Burlington
With 40 notable buildings, including the country’s oldest home, the 1675 Revell House, Burlington is rich in historical sites and places to unearth exciting antique finds. There’s so much to investigate at Historic Burlington Antiques Emporium, from retired amusement park fixtures and retro toys to military collectables. To learn more about the town’s storied past (established in 1677 by English Quakers), visit the Burlington County Historic Society, New Jersey’s oldest pharmacy, and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, the state’s oldest Episcopal Church.
Point Pleasant Antique Emporium, Point Pleasant Beach
Antiques can be found nearly anywhere in New Jersey, even on the Jersey Shore — just visit Point Pleasant Beach to see what we mean. Loved by locals for its variety and size, Point Pleasant Antique Emporium houses more than 40 dealers, who have everything from vintage kitchenware and industrial items to comic books and sports memorabilia. Want more? Discover more antique shops on Bay and Arnold Avenues.
Summit Antique Center, Summit
The vintage riches of more than 60 dealers make Summit Antique Center the perfect place for an afternoon of browsing. Shop for furnishings, decorative arts, china, pottery, silver, fine and costume jewelry and more. If you have time to stroll Summit’s downtown area, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, there is a mix of chain stores, intimate restaurants and boutiques.
The Tomato Factory Antique Center, Hopewell
Established during the Colonial period, Hopewell, a small community near Princeton, is teeming with historical monuments, Victorian bridges and quaint antique shops. Nearly two dozen dealers showcase their books, ceramics, fine china, furniture, glassware, jewelry, ladies' accessories, postcards, collectables, tools, toys, pottery and more at the Tomato Antique Center.