A 23-acre National Historic site built in 1772 by New Jersey's first governor, William Livingston, Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 240 years of American history. The museum also houses extensive collections of furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and Kean families. The Firehouse Museum, built in 2004, houses three antique fire engines, including a rare 1911 American LaFrance Metropolitan Steam Engine. Liberty Hall Museum is open January-March for group reservations (10 or more guests), private events, and scheduled seasonal activities; public tours of the museum resume on April 1 (Mon-Sat, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.). Call 908-527-0400, email [email protected] or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall for more information.
Dates closed: New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day. Closed Sundays
Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
Exterior of Liberty Hall Museum.
The gardens at Liberty Hall Museum. Courtesy of Liberty Hall.
The parlormaid serves tea. Ring for Service exhibit, 2012. Photo by Ben Gancsos.
The lady's maid. Ring for Service exhibit, 2012. Photo by Ben Gancsos.
The staff of Liberty Hall Museum.
The Great Hall. Courtesy of Liberty Hall.
Opening Night of the Ring for Service exhibit, 2012. Photo by Ben Gancsos.
A guide describes the role of the chambermaid. Photo by Ben Gancsos.