Historic Sites

Historic Sites

New Jersey has an outstanding collection of State Historic Sites, many of which have national and international significance.


Whether it's a Revolutionary War battlefield, a lighthouse, a village reminiscent of times long past or the home of a president, poet or industrial pioneer, there is something for everyone to experience and enjoy at New Jersey's State Historic Sites.


Come and explore these fascinating and significant historic resources that span the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.


Discover New Jersey’s storied places and learn why New Jersey’s history is America’s history.


These sites were preserved by farsighted people who understood how precious, rare and important the state’s historic sites are.


Today, the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry carries on this legacy through its administration of more than 50 historic sites and their vast museum collections.


Visitors can see important examples of early Dutch and English Colonial architecture at the Steuben and Hancock Houses.


They can also experience such significant Revolutionary War sites as Washington Crossing, Princeton and Monmouth battlefields state parks. 


All of the state-owned sites are on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and eight are National Historic Landmarks. The state-administered sites are open year 'round, Wed. - Sun. from 10 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm, although times may vary.


Sites are closed on Wed. following Mon. holidays. For specific hours, please call the historic site you wish to visit.


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