Explore New Jersey’s Historic Sites


New Jersey has an outstanding collection of state historic sites, many of which are of national and international significance, spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. They were preserved for the residents of New Jersey who understood how precious, rare and important the state's historic sites are. Today, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry carries on this legacy through its administration of more than 50 historic sites and districts, and their vast museum collections. Visitors can see important examples of early English colonial architecture at Hancock House. They can also experience significant Revolutionary War sites such as Washington Crossing, and Princeton and Monmouth battlefields. All of the state-owned sites are on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places and eight are National Historic Landmarks. The state-administered sites are open year around, Wed. - Sun. For specific hours, call the historic site you wish to visit.