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: Titusville
    355 Pennington - Titusville Rd. Titusville, NJ 08560
    This early 18th-century gambrel roof farmhouse and tavern near the Delaware River was owned by Garret Johnson, who operated a 490-acre colonial plantation and a ferry service across the river in...
    Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
    City: Barnegat Light
    208 Broadway & Long Beach Blvd. Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
    Panoramic view of Long Beach Island, Barnegat Inlet and Island Beach State Park. Trails through one of the state's last maritime forests, birding site for water fowl, fishing, scheduled nature...
    Dreyfuss Planetarium
    City: Newark
    49 Washington St. Newark, NJ 07102
    The Alice and Leonard Dreyfuss Planetarium is a spectacular interactive theater for learning about astronomy, space and planetary science. Audiences can explore the constellations, travel through...
    City: Elizabeth
    42 Broad St. Elizabeth, NJ 07201
    First Presbyterian Church is the site of the founding of Elizabethtown and the State of New Jersey in 1664. Built in 1668, it was the site of an important battleground during the Revolutionary War...
    City: Haddonfield
    233 Kings Hwy. E. Haddonfield, NJ 08033
    Built in 1750, this early Ameican pubic house and tavern was a Revolutionary War meeting place for NJ's Legislature. The Great Seal of the State of NJ was adopted here. Guided tours available.
    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: Princeton
    354 Stockton St. Princeton, NJ 08540
    Tour this beautiful Greek Revival mansion, the official residence of NJ Governors. Wednesday tours. Closed August. Registration Required. See website for details and registration.
    City: Hammonton
    31 Batsto Rd. Hammonton, NJ 08037
    Wharton State Forest is the largest single tract of land within the New Jersey State Park System. It is also the site of Batsto Village, a former bog iron and glassmaking industrial center from...
    City: Trenton
    23 E. State St. Trenton, NJ 08608
    The mission for the Trenton Arts Connection is to revitalize the downtown using the arts.
    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: Ewing
    27 Federal City Rd. Ewing, NJ 08638
    Built around 1750, the house is an excellent example of a Colonial farm house, research archives, special events. Tours by appointment.