11 Cool Culture Trips for NJ's Crisp Fall Days

Blue skies, cooler temps and blazing fall foliage—it's autumn in New Jersey, the perfect time for an outing to enjoy one of the state's cultural attractions. Whether you're looking for fine art, fascinating history, jazz artists or antique finds, this infographic roundup of culture trips is sure to inspire you. Download and print to use as poster art on your fridge!

  1. Celebrate the Spirit of the Game Weekend players and pros alike will appreciate the amazing display of golf memorabilia, artifacts and literature at the USGA Museum & Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History in Far Hills. Plus, where else could you putt with replica antique clubs and balls on a St. Andrews-inspired putting course?
  2. View Native American Art See the progress of art in the U.S. over the last 300 years. The Montclair Art Museum boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that includes more than 12,000 objects, ranging from Gilbert Stuart portraits to Apache basketry.
  3. Stroll 42 Acres of Sculpture Join a docent-led tour of Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, or grab a map for a less structured self-guided tour. Either way, you'll marvel at the sculpture collection and the wandering muster of peacocks. (That's what a group of peacocks is called!)
  4. Take in a Show at a Tony Winner Love musicals? You won't want to miss the elaborately staged productions at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, which received the 2016 Regional Theater Tony Award. The Producers and The Bodyguard are coming this fall.
  5. Enjoy a Star-Studded Lineup You can always count on the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark to offer a calendar packed with world-class events. Coming this fall: Steve Martin and Martin Short, the London Symphony, Renee Fleming and more.
  6. Get Jazzed For Live Music William Paterson University in Wayne is known for its unique jazz program, and its Jazz Room Series at Shea Center for Performing Arts is the longest-running campus-based jazz concert series in the nation.
  7. Step Back to 1911 Tour an early 20th-century estate and learn more about the Arts & Crafts Movement and Gustav Stickley's utopian vision. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains is a National Historic Landmark.
  8. Discover NJ's African-American Heritage Located on the second floor of the Greenville branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library, the Afro-American Historical Society Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting items of historic and cultural importance to the African-American community.
  9. Visit the Birthplace of the 22nd & 24th President Did you know that New Jersey-born Grover Cleveland was the only POTUS who served two non-consecutive terms? Learn more about the man and his legacy at the Grover Cleveland Birthplace in Caldwell.
  10. Uncover Antique Treasures Search out primitives, Depression glass, vintage jewelry, antique furniture and more at the Historic Burlington Antiques Emporium, which features over 65 dealers under one roof.
  11. Journey the State with the NJSO Don't miss the new season of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and the debut of its new music director, Xian Zhang. The orchestra performs throughout the state at NJPAC (Newark), the State Theatre (New Brunswick), Richardson Auditorium (Princeton), Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown), Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) and BergenPAC (Englewood).

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