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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    City: Barnegat Light
    501 Central Ave. Barnegat Light, NJ 08006
    Home of original Barnegat Lighthouse 1,025 prism lens. The Barnegat Light Historical Society (BLHS) operates and maintains the museum and organizes and promotes events to further the awareness of...
    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...
    City: Hammonton
    31 Batsto Rd. Hammonton, NJ 08037
    Located within Wharton State Forest, this Pine Barrens village is composed of 33 historic buildings and structures including the Batsto Mansion, gristmill, sawmill, general store, workers' homes...
    City: Hammonton
    31 Batsto Rd. Hammonton, NJ 08037
    Visit the 32-room Mansion that sits at the heart of Batsto Village and served as the former residence of generations of ironmasters and reflects the prosperity enjoyed during Batsto’s...
    Battleship New Jersey
    City: Camden
    62 Battleship Pl. Camden, NJ 08103
    The most decorated battleship in U.S. Navy history is permanently berthed on the Camden Waterfront as a floating museum. Visitors are able to tour this great ship and learn of her esteemed history...
    Baylor Massacre Burial Site
    City: River Vale
    Rivervale Rd. & Red Oak Dr. River Vale, NJ 07661
    This Bergen County historic park contains the burial site of members of the 3rd Continental Light Dragoons who were slain on the night of Sept. 28, 1778 during the Revolutionary War by British...
    City: Elizabeth
    1046 E. Jersey St. Elizabeth, NJ 07201
    This historic mansion that dates back to the 1600s was once the residence of Royal Governor Jonathan Belcher, who lived there from 1751 to 1757. It was the site of many gatherings of prominent...
    Belmar Arts Council
    City: Belmar
    608 River Rd. Belmar, NJ 07719
    The Belmar Arts Council is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents, visitors and neighbors by helping the arts to flourish; offering diverse and exciting experiences in both...
    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.
    Berlin Railroad Station
    City: Berlin
    Washington Ave. Berlin, NJ 08009
    Built in 1856, it is the oldest existing railroad station in New Jersey. Listed in State and National Historic Registries. Visits by appointment or during special events. Parking on premises.
    City: Beverly
    916 Bridgeboro Rd. Beverly, NJ 08010
    Established in 1864 in honor of those killed in the Civil War. 47,000 soldiers and dependents of all wars are buried here.
    City: Jersey City
    120 Sussex St. Jersey City, NJ 07305
    Black Tom was an island in New York Harbor, next to Liberty Island. It served as a depot and warehouses for the National Dock & Storage Company with 2,000,000 tons of explosives, ready to sail...