History in New Jersey

New Jersey has a long and distinguished history that dates back far before the American Revolution in which the state played a pivotal role.

Also known as the Garden State, New Jersey has been a center for high-tech industry and invention throughout its existence. Originally settled by Native Americans, New Jersey has welcomed waves of immigrants, from the Dutch and English in the 1600s to Asians and Latin Americans today. Read More

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    Old Barracks Museum
    City: Trenton
    101 Barrack St. Trenton, NJ 08608
    The Old Barracks was built in 1758 by the Colony of New Jersey during the French and Indian War as quarters for British regulars. In 1776 it stood witness to the Battle of Trenton, the turning...
    City: Monroe Township
    608 Spotswood - Englishtown Rd. Monroe Township, NJ 08831
    Indoor and outdoor exhibits of minerals, flourescent rock, gemstones, and fossils.
    City: Atlantic City
    O'Donnell Park Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Atlantic City is home to the World War I Memorial. Built in 1922, it has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since Aug. 28, 1981. It commemorates the major battles of World War...
    City: Stone Harbor
    235 93rd St. Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
    A typical seashore cottage, built in 1913, is home to the Stone Harbor Museum. A visit to the museum is a visit to the past. Opened in 1999, a collection of archival material and displays bring the...
    City: Roebling
    100 Second Ave. Roebling, NJ 08554
    The Roebling Museum sits on the seven acre grounds of the former historic steel mill in Roebling. The museum interprets the seminal engineering innovations of the John A. Roebling's Sons Company-...
    City: Perth Amboy
    149 Kearny Ave. Perth Amboy, NJ 08862
    Built between 1762 and 1764, this was home to William Franklin, last Royal Governor of NJ. It is the only remaining official governor's residence in the original 13 Colonies.
    City: Franklin
    32 Evans St. Franklin, NJ 07416
    Our area is world known for fluorescent minerals and mining. Vist the museum and view Fluorescent, local and worldwide mineral exhibits. Artifacts, fossils, and a two level mine replica. Rock...
    City: Trenton
    125 W. State St. Trenton, NJ 08625
    The New Jersey State House is the second oldest capitol in continuous use in the US. It's home to the executive and legislative branches of New Jersey government since 1792....
    City: Morristown
    45 Macculloch Ave. Morristown, NJ 07960
    Macculloch Hall, a Federal-style mansion built by George Macculloch in 1810 and transformed into a museum in 1949 by W. Parsons Todd, features Todd’s impressive antiques collection, changing...
    City: Westfield
    614 Mountain Ave. Westfield, NJ 07090
    The museum is open from 2 - 4 pm. on Sunday afternoons. Costumed docents are on hand to guide visitors through the 1740 farmhouse. Please ask about our weekday tours for groups and our Showcase of...
    City: Morristown
    586 Tempe Wick Rd. Morristown, NJ 07960
    During the winter of 1779-80, Gen. George Washington and the Continental Army returned to Morristown for their second winter encampment. ...
    City: Monmouth Beach
    128 Ocean Ave. Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
    The center is dedicated to the men who kept a vigilant watch over the shoreline assisting ships in distress and saving lives. Features the original Monmouth Beach Lifesaving Station. Exhibits and...