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: Lawrence Township
    2207 Lawrence Rd. Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
    Fifty-six historic homes including the boyhood home of U.S. Army Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf, Jr., the Brearley House built 1761 and the Port Mercer Canal house.
    City: Bayville
    Double Trouble Rd. (West of Garden State Pky.) Bayville, NJ 08721
    Double Trouble State Park features 14 original historic structures dating from the late 19th century through the early 20th century including a general store, a schoolhouse and cottages. The...
    City: Ocean City
    1735 Simpson Ave. Ocean City, NJ 08226
    Come and explore the museum by perusing our extensive collection of Ocean City heirlooms and memorabilia. Take a trip back in time as you hear stories of a princess, shipwrecks filled with...
    City: Wildwood
    3306 Pacific Ave. Wildwood, NJ 08260
    Come and experience the history of the National Marbles Tournament. Memorabilia is on display located at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce. Call for hours of operation.
    City: Cherry Hill
    2040 Springdale Rd. Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    An exciting and fun-filled interactive museum for children ages infant to ten years. More than 20 exhibits, live animals, outside play area, theater. Birthday parties, private rentals, educators'...
    City: Trenton
    15 Market St. Trenton, NJ 08611
    Trenton has been rewarding visitors with rich cultural and heritage experiences for 300 years. This rich history comes alive at Trenton's oldest surviving homestead, the 1719 William Trent House. ...
    City: Montclair
    205 Claremont Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042
    The council promotes various theater, music and dance performances plus film, literary and cultural events. Call or visit web site for performance information.
    City: Princeton
    158 Nassau St. Princeton, NJ 08540
    On view through Aug. 19, 2012: Einstein at Home. A special exhibition featuring selected pieces of furniture from the Einstein Collection of the Historical Society of Princeton. Through rarely seen...
    City: Somerville
    71 Somerset St. Somerville, NJ 08876
    Wallace House was the home of wealthy merchant John Wallace. George Washington stayed here in the winter of 1778-1779. The Parsonage was the home of Jacob Hardenbergh, founder of Queen's College,...
    City: Beemerville
    218 Rt. 519 Beemerville, NJ 07461
    Unlike big city zoos, you can visit our animals up close. Who knows, maybe you'll even be joined by a friendly goose, llama or chicken during your walk around a few of our 100 acres. With more than...
    City: Princeton
    55 Stockton St. Princeton, NJ 08540
    This National Historic Landmark is located in the heart of Princeton and is dedicated to sharing the history of New Jersey and exhibiting fine, folk and decorative arts from native collections and...