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West Orange, New Jersey

West Orange is a residential suburb of Newark. It is well-known for its association with Thomas Edison.

Laboratory Complex

The Laboratory includes the Chemistry Lab, the Main Lab, which contains the 1887 Machine Shops, Stock Rooms and Offices and the Powerhouse which now houses a Museum and Visitor Center.
Official site: www.nps.gov/edis/
Address: Main Street and Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612, United States

Turtle Back Zoo

Turtle Back Zoo houses animals in paddock enclosures and features an animal nursery. Visitors can enjoy the walk-through reptile exhibit, the renovated wold woods exhibit and open air picnic pavilion with playground.
Official site: www.turtlebackzoo.com
Address: 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052-2431, United States

Edison National Historic Site

Experience the world's best known inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, in this well-preserved laboratory complex and the home he shared with his wife, Mina Miller Edison.
Official site: www.nps.gov/edis/
Address: Main Street and Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612, United States

Glenmont

Glenmont was Edison's home from 1886 until his death in 1931. This Queen Anne-style mansion contains original furnishings with Edison's "thought bench" located on the second floor - this is where he conceived many of his inventions.
Official site: www.nps.gov/edis/
Address: Main Street and Lakeside Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052-5612, United States

Tuckerton, New Jersey

Tuckerton was settled by Quakers in the late 1600s. In 1791, it was designated America's third port of entry by George Washington. Tucker's island Lighthouse fell into the sea in 1927 - tides and storms are to blame for much of the change in geography.

Pine Barrens

The Pine Barrens of New Jersey covers an area from Lebanon State Forest to the Forked River Mountains, from Long Beach Island and Tuckerton west to Chatsworth. The heart of the area is scrub and pitch pine, rivers, swamps, and bogs. Cranberry and blueberry crops thrive in the Barrens, approximately 25 per cent of the state's agriculture income comes from this area.

Tuckerton Seaport

Tuckerton Seaport is a recreated seaport featuring a clamming shack, hunting shanty, decoy-carving shop and boat works. Traditional skills and folk art are demonstrated daily such as boat building and basket making.
Official site: www.tuckertonseaport.org
Address: 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-0052, United States

Delaware River Tubing, Frenchtown, New Jersey

Delaware River Tubing is a tubing and rafting business located on the Delaware River between New York and Philadelphia.
The Famous River Hotdog Man has been set up on Adventure Island since 1987. The service began as snacks and drinks from a cooler and now serves full lunch menus including hot dogs and hamburgers. Delaware River Tubing offers a free barbecue meal from the River Hotdog Man with your tubing or rafting experience. Located halfway along the river, this gives everyone a perfect lunch break.
Single and double tubes are available and the single tube comes in three different sizes. The rafts can carry up to six people and are great for fishing.

Plainfield, New Jersey

Plainfield's earliest settlers arrived in 1685, seven families established farms a long the Cedar Brook. Plainfield area was mostly open farm land with a small population but it was considered of sufficient military importance during the Revolutionary period to warrant a large militia post.

Drake House

Isaac Drake built the Drake House in 1746 as a home for his son, Nathaniel. George Washington consulted with his officers during and after The Battle of Short Hills, fought over the entire Plainfield area on June 25-27, 1777. The home was purchased in 1864 and had many architectural changes in accordance with current Victorian tastes.
Three Colonial era rooms--the kitchen, the Queen Anne dining room, and the Washington bedroom are highlights of Drake House. The collections on display include costumes, historical books, photos, prints, and paintings.
Address: 602 West Front Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060-1004, United States

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Perth Amboy, incorporated in 1718, is also known as the "City by the Bay". The historic waterfront was originally settled and today features two small museums, an art gallery, a yacht club, and a marina.

Kearny Cottage

Four generations of Kearnys over the last two centuries have occupied this home. The "Cottage," as it has always been known, was the lifelong home of Commodore Lawrence Kearny, the sailor-diplomat responsible for initiating the "Open-Door" policy in China in the 1840's.
Address: 63 Catalpa Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861-4617, United States

Proprietary House

The Proprietary House served as the residence of the last appointed Royal Governor of New Jersey, William Franklin. Frankling and his wife live there form 1774 to 1776.
The Royal Mansion is being restored and the Proprietary House Association operates a museum.
Official site: www.proprietaryhouse.org
Address: 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861, United States

Paterson, New Jersey

View over Paterson in winter.
Paterson was planned as America's first industrial city, the Great Falls of Passiac River was the inspiration. Great Falls Historic District is a famous neighbourhood in Paterson that is also home to the Paterson Museum. The Eastside Park Historic District consists of about 1,000 homes featuring a variety of architectural styles.

Rogers Mill (Paterson Museum)

American Indian artifacts; mineralogy collections; archaeological, historical and geological exhibits; and a display about the silk industry are all part of the museum exhibits.
Address: 2 Market Street, Paterson, NJ 07501-1726, United States

New Bridge Landing Park, River Edge, New Jersey

New Bridge Landing Park was a mill hamlet that was located at the narrows of the Hackensack River, New Jersey. New Bridge has Steuben House, Campbell-Christie House and Demarest House - three sandstone structures designed in Dutch Colonial styles as well as other buildings.
Steuben House was built in 1752 and was filled with historic furnishings. The Campbell-Christie House was moved to New Bridge in 1977 from New Milford. Demarest House is the best surviving example of a Bergen Dutch sandstone cottage.

Steuben House State Historic Site (closed due to flood damage)

The house, built in 1713, was General George Washington's headquarters in 1780. It was presented to Major General Friedrich von Steuben by the state in gratitude for his services to the Continental Army. It now displays the collection of the Bergen County Historical Society and 1650-1850 Jersey-Dutch furnishings.
Address: 1209 Main Street, River Edge, NJ 07661-2026, United States

Menlo Park, New Jersey

Thomas Alva Edison moved to Menlo Park in 1876. He conducted many field experiments here and created the first Christmas holiday light display in the area.

Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower and Menlo Park Museum

While living in Menlo Park, Edison received over 400 patents on items including the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph and the electric railroad car. The Tower is located on the exact spot where Thomas Edison had his laboratory, the first modern Research and Development center in the world.
The museum contains some of Edison's inventions and products from the Thomas A. Edison Company.
Official site: www.menloparkmuseum.com
Address: 37 Christie Street, Edison, NJ 08820, United States

Millville, New Jersey

Millville began as a river port but became a glass-making center and was a major producer of glassware by the end of the 19th century.

Millville Army Air Field Museum

The Millville Army Air Field was dedicated by the U.S. War Department in 1941 as "America's First Defense Airport." 1,500 pilots received advanced fighter training in P-47 'Thunderbolt' and P-40 'Warhawk' fighter planes.
The Millville Army Air Field Museum brings history to life with rare artifacts and photos of Millville's history, aviation history and the World War II era.
Official site: www.p47millville.org
Address: 1 Leddon Street, Millville, NJ 08332-4822, United States

WheatonArts (formerly Wheaton Village)

WheatonArts (formerly Wheaton Village) is the site of a recreated glassmaking community. Demonstrations are given in the 1888 glass factory. The Museum of American Glass, a lake, a playground, stained-glass studio, 1876 one-room schoolhouse, general store and train station are found on the grounds.
Official site: www.wheatonarts.org
Address: 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 08332-1568, United States

Museum of American Glass

The Museum of American Glass features over 12,000 objects from paperweights and Mason jars to Tiffany art glass. The museum began out of the realization by Frank H. Wheaton, Jr much of the early American glass was produced in southern New Jersey.
Official site: www.wheatonarts.org
Address: 1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 08332-1568, United States

Madison, New Jersey

Settled in 1685, Madison was known as Bottle Hill after a local tavern that existed in Colonial days. It was renamed to honor President James Madison.

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts began from a donation of hand tools and artifacts of the pre-industrial age. Tools and techniques of trades and crafts from the late 1600s to 1850 are explained through changing exhibits. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts now boasts over 8,000 items relating to 21 different trades such as tools for cobblers, tinsmiths, wheelwrights, and other trades that have disappeared or become mechanized.
Official site: www.rosenet.org/metc/
Address: 9 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940, United States

Hamilton, New Jersey

Footbridge in Sayen Gardens, Hamilton, New Jersey.
Hamilton is home to Veterans' Park, which is dedicated to area residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Kuser Farm Mansion and Park

The Kuser family dates back to Rudolph Kuser who immigrated to the U.S. from Zurich, Switzerland around the early-mid 1800's. Their son, Fred, built Kuser Farm Mansion as a summer home. Attractions include the Laundry House, Coach House, Barn, Garages, Corn Crib, Chicken House, Gazebo, and Tennis Court.
Address: 2090 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08609-1202, United States

Grounds for Sculpture

This 22-acre landscaped park, Grounds for Sculpture, includes two museum facilities: the Museum Building and the Domestic Arts Building. Contemporary sculpture by American and international artists are on display.
Address: 18 Fairgrounds Road, Trenton, NJ 08619-3447, United States

Haddonfield, New Jersey

Francis Collins became the first settler, within the boundaries of what is today Haddonfield, in 1682. In 1698, John Haddon sent his 20 year old daughter, Elizabeth, to lay claim to his new holdings. She arrived in June 1701. Elizabeth Haddon named this land "Haddonfield" in honor of her father. Elizabeth remained here until her death in 1762.
Haddonfield flourished throughout the 18th century; by the Revolution it was the largest village in the area.

Hip Roof House (Samuel Mickle House)

The Hip Roof House, which dates to the early 1700s, is the oldest residence in Haddonfield. It was built at a time when early settlers and local Leni Lenape Indians lived together in this wilderness area.
Address: 345 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-1214, United States

Indian King Tavern Museum

Built in 1750, the Indian King Tavern was named for the local Lenape Indians. It is an example of eighteenth-century colonial tavern architecture as well as the site where New Jersey was legally created.
Official site: www.indiankingfriends.org
Address: 223 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033-1909, United States

Flemington, New Jersey

Flemington became well-known in the early 20th century for the manufacture of pottery and glass. One of the highlights of the area is the seven-story Vollendam Windmill, which is an operating Holland-style windmill.

Black River & Western Railroad

The Black River & Western Railroad began with William Whitehead in Oldwick, NJ in the late 1950s as a portion of the defunct Rockaway Valley line went through his backyard. He and his sons began laying track but were halted when Route 78 was expanded so they moved elsewhere to begin a tourist railroad. The first official passenger service began in April, 1965.
Official site: www.brrht.org
Address: Box 200, Ringoes, NJ 08551-0200, United States

Northlandz

Northlandz is home to a miniature indoor railroad, La Peep dollhouse and over 200 collectible dolls. The Music Hall offers a 500-seat theater and the gallery at Northlandz features over 250 paintings and works of art.
Official site: www.northlandz.com
Address: 495 US Highway 202 South, Flemington, NJ 08822-6028, United States

Far Hills, New Jersey

Far Hills developed as the center of grand estates where the wealthy engaged in farming and fox hunting.

Bamboo Brook

Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center was known originally as "Merchiston Farm." With over 100 acres of fields, woodlands and a formal garden, Bamboo Brook is being restored to its original glory.
There are many native plants, trees and a hiking trail that winds along the brook and through the fields. Birds, butterflies and other animal life are visible as visitors tour the grounds.
Address: 170 Longview Road, United States

Leonard J. Buck Garden

Pond in Buck Garden, Far Hills, New Jersey.
This rock garden features rare and exotic rock garden plants. The peak time is spring when the flowers begin to bloom.
Address: 11 Layton Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931-2536, United States

USGA Museum

The facility was originally designed as a private residence in 1919. The mansion is now a museum that displays the evolution of golf.
Official site: www.usga.org
Address: Box 708, Far Hills, NJ 07931, United States

Franklin, New Jersey

Franklin, known as the Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World, is located over a rich ore body containing more than 150 minerals, many of them fluorescent and 25 found no where else on earth. Settled in the 1600s, the village known as Franklin Furnace, developed near iron mines and iron smelting operations.

Franklin Mineral Museum

The Franklin Mineral Museum features minerals, rocks, fossils, Native American relics, and life size mine replica. Thousands of specimens are on display from local and worldwide sources with displays of fluorescent minerals.
Address: 32 Evans Street, Box 54, Franklin, NJ 07416-1419, United States

Camden, New Jersey

Tugboat in Camden.
Camden began as the site of William Cooper's ferryboat operation, in the 1680s, on the Delaware River. Shipbuilding boomed during WWI and WWII because the Delware River provided an excellent port.

Camden County Historical Society Museum

Two floors of exhibits at Camden County Historical Society Museum feature 300 years of local life including the Lenape Indians and Civil War artifacts to weaving, blacksmithing and local industrial history.
Pomona Hall, an 18th-century mansion, is located on the grounds. It is furnished in period and recreates the Colonial Quaker lifestyle of the Cooper family.
Official site: www.cchsnj.com
Address: 1900 Park Boulevard, Camden, NJ 08108-0378, United States

Adventure Aquarium (formerly New Jersey State Aquarium at Camden)

The Adenture aquarium has a 760,000 gallon tank that contains a submerged shipwreck and over 1,500 fish. Other exhibits include seals and penguins, touch tanks, shark area, outdoor trout stream, aquatic nursery and interactive exhibits.
Official site: www.adventureaquarium.com
Address: 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103-1037, United States

Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey is the most decorated battleship in the United States. It is now a floating museum on the Delaware River. Visitors can experience a guided tour through the Iowa-class ship, one of the largest battleships ever built.
Address: 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ 08103, United States

Camden Children's Garden

The Camden Children's Garden provides horticultural experiences including a 4 acre interactive Garden includes a Butterfly Garden, Railroad Garden, Dinosaur Garden, Maze, Picnic Garden, Treehouse, Amphitheater, Carousel and Storybook Gardens.
Address: 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103, United States

Clinton, New Jersey

Winter scene in Clinton.
Clinton was a prominent milling town and stagecoach stop in the mid-1800s.

Glen Gardner - Grochowicz Farm

Grochowicz Farm is a family run operation offering a farm market, and family oriented activities. Visitors can see a working farm in action, visit friendly farm animals, explore a corn maze, or go on a hay ride. The farm now offers "Frightful Nights" a professionally designed haunted hay ride, a popular attraction around Halloween.
Official site: www.grochowiczfarms.com
Address: 2401 Route 31 South, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826, United States

Hamilton House, Clifton

This 19th century farmhouse, built in 1817 by Anna and John Vreeland, is operated as a living museum. Authentically dressed volunteers describe early 19th century life and visitors can see early cooking skills demonstrated on an open hearth.

Hunterdon Museum of Art (formerly Hunterdon Art Center)

The Hunterdon Museum of Art was established in 1952 in an 1836 gristmill. The focus of the exhibits are the work of established and emerging artists ranging from traditional to contemporary.
Address: 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, NJ 08809-1303, United States

Hunterdon Historical Museum

The Hunterdon Historical Museum is the home of Clinton's landmark Red Mill. Over 40,000 artifacts chronicle more than 180 years of Hunterdon County history.
Address: 56 Main Street, Clinton, NJ 08809-1328, United States

Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Animals from the surrounding swampland inspired the name, as they would sun themselves on the hillside.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1960. Swamp woodland, hardwood ridges, cattail marsh, and grassland are found throughout the 7,768 acres of the refuge. Over 244 species of birds can be found according to their seasonal particulars. Mammals found on the refuge include fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants also call the refuge "home".
Address: 241 Pleasant Plains Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-9615, United States

Somerset County Park Commission's Environmental Education Center

Part of the Great Swamp Basin, this public building is powered by solar energy and features a library, exhibit area and science program.
Address: 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1399, United States

Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Located at the northern tip of Long Beach Island, the area that is now known as Barnegat Light was described in a deed from the English Crown in 1692.

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is a 32-acre parkland surrounding the Barnegat Lighthouse. The Maritime Forest nature trails provide a unique environment for migratory birds to rest and feed on their long journey. Fishing, crabbing and birdwatching opportunities are available.
Address: Box 167, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006, United States

Barnegat Lighthouse

Looking up at the Barnegat Lighthouse.
The original Barnegat Lighthouse was constructed in 1824 but had to be replaced by 1855. In 1857-59 the second Barnegat Lighthouse was built. The Barnegat Light Museum houses the original lens and is housed in the old Barnegat City one-room-schoolhouse.
Address: Box 167, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006, United States

Beach Haven, New Jersey

Beach Haven was one of the two planned resort communities on Long Beach Island, it was founded in 1874.

Black Whale Cruises

The original Black Whale offered fishing and sightseeing trips to Long Beach Island that began in 1949. It now offers scenic bay cruises, Atlantic City excursions to Trump Marina, Tuckerton Seaport excursions, Weekend Brunch Cruises and Private Charters for all occasions.
Official site: blackwhalecruises.com
Address: Centre Street and Bayfront, Box 1440, Beach Haven, NJ 08008-0440, United States

Long Beach Island Historical Museum

Lighthouse on Long Beach Island.
The Long Beach Island Museum is housed in the former Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church built in 1882. Displays focus on the water aspect of the area - swimsuits, surfboards, marine life and storm photographs.
Official site: www.lbimuseum.org
Address: Box 1222, Beach Haven, NJ 08008-0033, United States

Fantasy Island Amusement Park

Fantasy Island is a Victorian-style amusement park that offers a Ferris Wheel, a carousel, water boats, and boardwalk arcade.
Official site: www.fantasyislandpark.com
Address: 320 West Seventh, Beach Haven, NJ 08008-1917, United States

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Unami Indians spent spring and summer collecting shells and fish along the coast of what is now known as Point Pleasant Beach. The first European settlers arrived in the 1700s. Farming and boat building were common occupations until the mid-1800s when the area developed into a seaside community.
Today Point Pleasant Amusement Area and recreation on Manasquan River are highlights!

Jenkinson's Aquarium

Jenkinson's Aquarium is home to Atlantic sharks, Pacific sharks, coral reefs, penguins, alligators and seals. The main focus is awareness of animals and their habitats with an emphasis on conservation.
Address: 300 Ocean Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742-3261, United States

Batsto, New Jersey

Batsto was established in 1766 and became a prominent iron foundry. Over 1,000 people were employed at the ironworks, brickyard, gristmill, sawmill and glassworks after the Revolutionary War. Competition caused fortunes to dwindle and it became a virtual ghost town. In 1876, Joseph Wharton bought Batsto and the surrounding 100,000 acres.

Batsto Historic Village

Sawmill in Batsto Historic Village, New Jersey.
Basto Historic Village features the restored 19th century village and Batsto Mansion - the restored ironmaster's mansion; a sawmill, gristmill and workers' house; general store and post office.
Visitors may take a self-guided walking tour by following the numbered map.
Official site: www.batstovillage.org
Address: 4110 Nesco Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037, United States

Burlington, New Jersey

Established by the Society of Friends in 1677, Burlington was one of the first permanent settlements. It became a prosperous port with mainly Quaker settlers and pacifists as the inhabitants thus very little involvement in the Revolution.

Burlington County Historical Society Complex

The complex includes the Bard-How House, the James Fenimore Cooper House, and the Captain James Lawrence House, complete with period furnishings and decorative arts, and the Aline Wolcott Museum Galleries.
Official site: 08016.com/bchs.html
Address: 451 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016-4514, United States

Bard-How House

Constructed about 1743 by Bennett and Sarah Pattison Bard, and sold in 1756 to Samuel How, Sr. This well-preserved house is furnished with 18th-century antiques and art.
Official site: 08016.com/bchs.html
Address: 451 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016-4514, United States

Captain James Lawrence House

This house was the boyhood home of James Lawrence, who went on to a distinguished naval career, reaching the rank of Captain before his death in battle during the war of 1812. His famous last command was "Don't Give Up The Ship".
Official site: 08016.com/bchs.html
Address: 451 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016-4514, United States

James Fenimore Cooper House

Built about 1780, it became the birthplace of James Fenimore Cooper, novelist of the American wilderness in 1789. The home has been restored and contains four museum rooms displaying Cooper artifacts, implements and furnishings.
Official site: 08016.com/bchs.html
Address: 451 High Street, Burlington, NJ 08016-4514, United States

Air Victory Museum, Lumberton

The Air Victory Museum is home to many aircraft and aviation artifacts. Displays include everything from clothing to full-motion flight simulators.

Stanhope, New Jersey

Stanhope began in 1798, by 1904 the town consisted of the Morris Canal, the iron ore mines and surrounding forest. This made it a bustling rural community that developed into a substantial iron-manufacturing community in the 19th century.

Waterloo Village

The Andover Iron Works began here in the 1760s. They supplied England even during the first two years of the Revolutionary War. Owing their fortunes to the crown, they had remained Loyalists. In 1778, the American Board of War confiscated the iron works and used it to supply the Continental Army with armaments. After the close of the war, Andover Iron Works was divided and sold off.
Waterloo Village is a living-history museum with 26 historic buildings and guides that provide explanations of the 18th and 19th century traditions. A 1625 recreated Lenape Indian village and 1820s farmsite are included.
Address: 525 Waterloo Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3466, United States

Salem, New Jersey

A classic F7 Diesel Locomotive and an EMD GP9 near Salem.
The first know inhabitants of Salem County were Lenni-Lennape Indians. The first European immigrants to settle in this area were the Swedes and Finns in 1638. In 1675, a group of Quaker settlers established the earliest permanent English settlement in West Jersey.

Fort Mott State Park

Fort Mott was erected in 1896, as part of a three fort defense system, in anticipation of the Spanish-American War. As part of the coastal defense system designed for the Delaware River, troops were stationed at Fort Mott from 1897 to 1922.
The park features a nature interpretive trail and picnic areas.
Address: 454 Fort Mott Road, Pennsville, NJ 08070, United States

Alexander Grant House

The Alexander Grant House is a restored 1721 home featuring historical exhibits from the Colonial and Federal periods. It is the home of the Salem County Historical Society. One of the signature displays is Wistarburg glass and decorative arts.
Address: 83 Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079-1910, United States

Holmdel, New Jersey

Historic Long Street Farm located in Holmdel.
Holmdel is one of the oldest communities in Monmouth County. It was settled by the Holmes family in the mid-1600s. The Holmes-Henrickson House was built in 1754 and is an example of local Dutch building traditions.

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial and Vietnam Era Educational Center

The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial was built to honor those New Jersey residents who served during the Vietnam War.
The Vietnam Era Educational Center is the first of its kind in the United States. The materials and exhibits help visitors understand the significance of the Memorial, the reality of conflict, and numerous complex issues during of the war years.
Official site: www.njvvmf.org
Address: Box 648, Holmdel, NJ 07733, United States

Longstreet Farm

Horses in the fall at Longstreet Farm in Holmdel.
Longstreet Farm recreates rural life on a general farm in the 1890s. Costumed interpreters participate in plowing, planting, cooking, and cleaning as well as other daily activities.
Address: Longstreet Road, Holmdel, NJ 07733-2066, United States

Elizabeth, New Jersey

The land that includes Elizabeth was sold to John Bailey, Daniel Denton and Luke Watson by the Indians of Staten Island in 1664. The city suffered greatly during the Revolution but several pre-Revolutionary War buildings still stand today.
Elizabeth is home to Jersey Gardens, New Jersey's largest outlet mall, the Ritz Theatre and the Art Deco Hersh Tower.

Boxwood Hall State Historic Site

The house, also known as Boudinot Mansion, was built in the 1750s. It was the resident of Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Congress and signer of the Treaty of Peace with Great Britain.
Address: 1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2503, United States

Montclair, New Jersey

Montclair was part of the homeland of the Lenape Indians. The first settlers arrived in 1666 and the settlement began. Between 1880 and 1930, Montclair's population leaped from 5,147 to 42,017. It is currently a prosperous business center.

Israel Crane House

This Federal style house was built in 1796 by Israel Crane, a direct descendent of the founding family of Montclair. The restored Israel Crane House features period furnishings, decorative arts, gardens, a 19th century schoolroom on the third floor, and an Early American Kitchen, where cooking demonstrations are given such as open hearth cooking and bee hive oven baking.
The ten rooms of Crane House include a painted bedroom furniture set owned by Paul Revere IV, dated 1816; ceramics, glassware, and silverware; paintings and an 1827 harp.
Address: 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042-2133, United States

Montclair Art Museum

Permanent collections of American and American Indian paintings are displayed at the Montclair Art Museum as well as works on paper, sculpture and costumes.
Official site: www.montclair-art.org
Address: 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042-1747, United States

Fort Lee, New Jersey

Captain Henry Hudson first discovered Fort Lee in 1609. Fort Lee became part of American history during the 1776 British campaign to control New York City and the Hudson River.
The town of Fort Lee is the starting point for the Long Path, a 330-mile hiking trail that ends in Altamont, New York.

Fort Lee Historic Park

This site was chosen to help defend New York and the Hudson Valley against the onslaught of the British during the Revolution. Fort Lee Historic Park stands as a monument to those who battled for independence.
Address: Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee, NJ 07024-3504, United States

Somerville, New Jersey

Somerville was first settled by American Indians, who moved out of the area after negotiating a peaceful withdrawal with European settlers.

Duke Gardens

In 1964, Doris Duke opened one acre of land on her expansive Somerville estate for public visitation. The exotic display gardens were dedicated to her father. The 11 glass-enclosed gardens represent various classic garden settings from around the world.
Official site: www.dukefarms.org
Address: 80 State Highway 206 South, Somerville, NJ 08844, United States

Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Site

Built in 1751, this was the 1758-81 home of the Reverend Mr Jacob Hardenbergh, founder of Queens College in New Brunswick which later became Rutgers University. Furnishings appear as they may have in 1780.
Address: 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ 08876-2812, United States

Wallace House State Historic Site

The house, with period furnishings, was used as a headquarters by General George Washington during the winter of 1778-79 while his Continental Army stayed at the Middlebrook encampment.

Lakehurst, New Jersey

Lakehurst is best known for its role in aviation history. It served as the home of the first international airport in the United States air during the 1920s and 1930s. During the Revolutionary War, it was home to Federal Forge.

Lakehurst Historical Society Museum

The museum is housed in Old Saint John's Church, which was built in 1874. The museum houses a collection of artifacts, books, and pictures which illustrate the history of Lakehurst. Visitors can see charred remnants of the Hindenburg, as well as an array of items from the Navy's rigid airship program.
Address: 300 Center Street, Lakehurst, NJ 08733-3007, United States

Bridgeton, New Jersey

The Bridgeton area was settled by Quakers in the late 1600s, within 50 years a bridge was built across Cohansey Creek thus giving the town its name. There are many Victorian, Colonial and Federal buildings that remain standing.

Bridgeton City Park

Recreational opportunities at Bridgeton City Park include fishing, boating, hiking and birding. Local history is found within the Nail Mill Museum and the New Sweden Farmstead features reproduced 17th century buildings that were typical of early Swedish settlements.

Cohanzick Zoo

Located within Bridgeton City Park, the zoo focuses on native wildlife.
Address: c/o City Hall Annex, 181 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, United States

New Sweden Farmstead Museum

This is an exact reproduction of a 17th century farmstead of the type built by the early Swedish Finnish colonists. Seven log structures were completed in Historic Bridgeton's 1,100 acre city park to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in America.
Address: Mayor Aitken Drive, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, United States

Woodruff Indian Museum

Located in the City Library, the Woodruff Indian Museum includes 20,000 American Indian relics that were collected within a 30-mile radius of Bridgeton. Many of the stone and organic implements, were brought to the area during tribal meetings, migrations or warfare.
Address: 150 East Commerce Street, Bridgeton, NJ 08302-2684, United States

Freehold, New Jersey

Freehold was the site of the Battle of Monmouth when Gen. George Washington overtook Sir Henry Clinton's army. Outdoor recreation is available at nearby Turkey Swamp County Park.

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Colorful sky over Monmouth Battlefield State Park.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park was the site of one of the largest battles of the American Revolution. The historic site has hilly farmland and hedgerows, noted for its rural 18th-century landscape, that offer hiking and horseback riding trails. The Craig farmhouse, home to a family of five during the battle, has been restored. There are picnic areas and a visitor's center.
Address: 347 Freehold-Englishtown Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726, United States

Monmouth County Historical Association Museum and Library

The Monmouth Museum has several historic homes filled with collections of furniture, paintings and decorative arts including English and Chinese ceramics, folk art and toys. The Library and Archives houses over 200,000 documents such as local newspapers, reference books and photographs.
Official site: www.monmouthhistory.org
Address: 70 Court Street, Freehold, NJ 07728-1710, United States

Highlands, New Jersey

Highlands is popular with summer vacationers and anglers. The town took its name from the hills that rise abruptly from the shore.

Twin Lights State Historic Site

The Navesink Light Station, or the Twin Lights, is perched atop the Highlands below Sandy Hook. The first twin towers were built in 1828, in 1841 it became the first American lighthouse to use fresnel lenses, which increased brightness. Exhibits include a Marconi Wireless Telegraph Exhibit and United States Lifesaving Service in the galleries that were once quarters for the keepers of the light.
Official site: www.twin-lights.org
Address: Lighthouse Road, Highlands, NJ 07732, United States

Island Beach State Park

Sun bathers on Island Beach State Park.
For idyllic natural surroundings, with hardly any people, there is Island Beach State Park, approximately halfway along the coastline and only a few miles from the busy holiday complexes of Seaside Heights and Seaside Park.
Address: Box 37, Seaside Park, NJ 08752, United States

Garretson Forge and Farm Restoration, Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Peter Garretson began building this farmstead in 1719. It features a restored Dutch-American sandstone house, many outbuildings, and craft shops. Activities on this living Dutch farm include historic digs, local history and folklore, colonial agriculture, horticulture and crafts.
The brick beehive oven has been restored in the kitchen, the older section of the house. The main section of the house was built with sandstone blocks, held together with a mortar made of river mud, mixed with straw and hog's hair.

Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, New Jersey

The Hopewell Museum displays what is most typical and interesting of village life in America from early Colonial days to the present. The collection began with a donation of antiques from Hopewell resident Sarah D. Stout. The Museum is housed in a brownstone building with a Colonial Parlor and a Victorian Parlor; Colonial furniture and furnishings; antique china, glass, silver, and pewter; Southwestern American Indian crafts, early tools and farm implements as well as photographs and maps of the area.

Crane Phillips Museum, Cranford, New Jersey

The Museum of the Cranford Historical Society is housed in an 1845 Victorian cottage that served as a honeymoon house for Josiah Crane Jr., great-grandson of the original miller in Cranford. It was also the home of Henry Phillips (from the Philips "Milk of Magnesium" family). The Phillips family owned the house from 1867 to 1928. This living museum depicts life in Cranford in the latter part of the 19th Century.

Hermitage, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey

The original section of the Hermitage House was built in the mid-18th century. It was visited by George Washington and his staff during the Revolutionary War. In 1845, the house was transformed, by architect William Ranlett, into one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture in North America.
The museum at the Hermitage features two main collections that include costumes and textiles, furniture, linens, toys and dolls as well as decorative arts.

Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey

Interior of the train station at Oradell.
The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum is located in an 1893 shingle and turret-style carriage house. Hiram Blauvelt was an early conservationist whose collection includes wildlife art and big game. A highlight of the museum is a recreated diorama of an African watering hole.
The permanent collection of the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum features John James Audubon, Charles Livingston Bull, Robert Kuhn, Dino Paravano, Alexander Phimister Proctor, Sir Peter Scott and Eustracz Ziegler.

East Jersey Olde Towne, Piscataway, New Jersey

The East Jersey Olde Towne Village is a collection of original, replica and reconstructed 18th and 19th century structures. Many of the buildings have been relocated to the site, others were constructed here. They represent the typical architecture of farm and merchant communities of central New Jersey. The Village is dedicated to teaching the history, traditions, folk arts and craftsmanship of the people who lived and worked throughout the region.

Allen House, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

The original Allen House was built between 1670 and 1688 by Quaker Judah Allen. The original structure is no longer standing, and its location is unknown. In the early 1700s, the property passed into the hands of New York City merchant Richard Stillwell, who built the main part of the still standing structure (ca. 1740) to be his second home. Allen House offers a glimpse of the public side of colonial life during the second half of the eighteenth century.

Strauss Mansion and Museum, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey

Old lighthouse in Atlantic Highlands near Sandy Hook.
Strauss Mansion and Museum is the home to the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society. This 21-room Queen-Anne style mansion features wrap around 2-story porches, conical towers, stained glass windows and parquet floors. Displays include a Victorian parlor, turn of the century tool room, Native American and Lenape room, and a library.

Space Farms Zoo and Museum, Beemerville, New Jersey

Space Farms began in 1927 as a small General Store, repair shop, and wild animal shelter. It has grown to over 400 acres with 500 animals of 100 different species. The Space Farm's Museum contains more than 50,000 artifacts, such as 50 antique cars, motorcycles, farm implements, early American tools, dolls, clocks, and Native American artifacts.

Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site, Caldwell, New Jersey

Grover Cleveland was the only United States President to serve two non-consecutive terms. He was born in 1837 and lived in this house until 1841. The home has been restored and contains the most complete collection of President Cleveland's possessions. Items on display include a cradle, White House chair, clothing and fishing gear.

Allaire State Park, Farmingdale, New Jersey

Historic building at Allaire State Park.
Allaire State Park is home to the historic 19th-century ironmaking town, Allaire Village and the Pine Creek Railroad which has a museum displaying antique steam trains. The Manasquan River, which winds through the park, attracts canoeists and fishermen. The many trails in the park allow for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Trailside Nature and Science Center, Mountainside, New Jersey

The Trailside Nature and Science Center is located within the Watchung Reservation, it features exhibits of live reptiles, pond life, geology, local plants, a bird observation area, and other exhibits that cover a variety of subjects from art to zoology. The museum has taxidermy displays, fossils, and a hands-on discovery room.

DAR Van Bunschooten Museum, Sussex, New Jersey

Built in 1787, this Dutch Colonial house, was the home of the Reverend Elias Van Bunschooten, appointee of the Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church. Today the house is operated as a museum by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Collections of period antiques including original furnishings of the house as well as vintage clothing, quilts, china and cookware are displayed.

Owl Haven Nature Center (closed), Tennent, New Jersey

Chapel and cemetery in Tennent.
ATTRACTION IS CLOSED.
Owl Haven Nature Center is located within Monmouth Battlefield State Park. The trails and habitats surrounding the center provide excellent opportunities to view numerous species of birds. Over 25 miles of old farm roads, footpaths and field edges for hikers or casual walkers as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are available.

Miller-Cory House, Westfield, New Jersey

This story-and-a-half clapboard farmhouse with shingled roof was begun in 1740, three more sections were completed by 1782. The Miller-Cory House Museum was established to create the atmosphere of an 18th century farm. Costumed guides take visitors on a tour of the house, trained artisans recreate the crafts and tasks of the farm family from the 18th and early 19th century.

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Pier at Asbury Park.
Asbury Park began in 1871 as a summer spot for temperance advocates. During the late 1930s and 1940s, the mile-long sidewalk and restored Convention Hall made it a premier shore resort. After the decline during the 1960s, Asbury Park was made famous by the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny.

Popcorn Park Zoo, Forked River, New Jersey

Popcorn Park was established in 1977 to provide refuge for sick, handicapped, injured, abused and abandoned animals that could not survive if returned to their natural habitat. The zoo has grown to house over 200 animals and birds. There are different types of monkeys, farm animals as well as native wildlife.

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum, Landing, New Jersey

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum is housed in this rustic 19th century building which served as a lock tender's house on the Morris Canal. The Museum features exhibits highlighting the Lenape Indians, the Morris Canal, and the Great Hotel Era at Lake Hopatcong.

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Lyndhurst, New Jersey

The Medieval Times building in Lyndhurst resembles an old European castle with visitors treated as guests of a royal family. Dinner is served during a performance that includes knights on horseback catching flags, piercing rings, throwing javelins and fighting with swords.

Ringwood, New Jersey

The Lenape and Ramapough Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the area. The Ramapo Mountains gained attention when the first forge was built in 1739. The Ringwood iron mine produced steadily until 1931.
The Borough of Ringwood is home to Ringwood State Park and Skylands, the New Jersey State Botanical Garden.

Ringwood State Park

Ringwood State Park consists of 6,199 acres with Shephard Lake offering boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Ringwood Manor and Skylands Manor are also located on the grounds.
Address: 1304 Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456-1799, United States

New Jersey Botanical Garden

The New Jersey Botanical Garden contains many varieties of plants, evergreens, deciduous trees and shrubs. Of particular interest are the crabapple alley, terraced gardens, perennial and annual gardens and woodland paths.
Official site: www.njbg.org
Address: Box 302, Ringwood, NJ 07456-0302, United States

Ringwood Manor

Ringwood Manor was home for a succession of well-known ironmasters for nearly 200 years. The manor has 51 rooms, 21 have been restored, as well as 24 fireplaces, 13 bathrooms, 28 bedrooms and more than 250 windows.
Official site: www.ringwoodmanor.com
Address: Sloatsburg Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456, United States

Meadowlands Museum, Rutherford, New Jersey

The Meadowlands Museum has four permanent exhibits: an Antique Toy Room with a selection of dolls, games and toys from the 19th through the early 20th century; rocks and minerals; the pre-electric kitchen; and the Homespun Room including spinning wheels, dishware and clothing.

Blackwells Mills Canal House, Somerset, New Jersey

The Blackwells Mills Canal House housed the men and women who operated the swinging bridges along the canal. In the 1970's, when the last bridge tender passed away, a local group leased the building and began restoration. It was built around 1835, and now serves as a community center, museum and library.

Liberty Hall, Union, New Jersey

Liberty Hall was built in 1772 by William Livingston, a member of the Continental Congress and the first elected governor of New Jersey. Originally a Georgian style 14-room country mansion, it was transformed throughout the 19th Century into the 50-room Victorian Italianate-style mansion.

West Trenton - New Jersey State Police Museum and Learning Center

The New Jersey State Police Museum and Learning Center in West Trenton was opened to the public in 1992. The history of law enforcement in New Jersey is highlighted. A portion of the Learning Center is housed in the historic log cabin structure, built in 1934.
Official site: www.njspmuseum.org
Address: Box 7068, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068, United States

James A McFaul Environmental Center, Wyckoff, New Jersey

This 81-acre environmental center allows visitors to tour through woodland gardens and habitats of a wide range of animals. Twenty-five thousand daffodils along with rhododendron and azaleas are found on the grassy slopes of the park. The Wildlife Exhibit Hall features natural history displays, live animals and art exhibits.

Warren County Historical Society Museum, Belvidere, New Jersey

This brick townhouse, built in 1848, holds an eclectic collection of Warren County artifacts, antiques and furnishings, and a genealogical library. Display items include textiles, folk art and Native American artifacts.

Camden - Ulysses S. Wiggins Park and Marina

Ulysses S. Wiggins Park and Marina offers a great view of the Philadelphia skyline as well as picnicking along the shores of the Delaware River. In summer, free concerts are offered. At the marine, boat rentals are available.
Address: 90 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103, United States

Columbia - Lakota Wolf Preserve

Lakota Wolf Preserve is home to Tundra, Timber, and Arctic wolves that live in their natural surroundings on the preserve. Bobcats and foxes also reside at the reserve.
Official site: www.lakotawolf.com
Address: 89 Mount Pleasant Road, Columbia, NJ 07832, United States

Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, New Jersey

The Bergen Performing Arts Center is a cultural institution offering live theatrical and musical performances. The center was brought to life after the John Harms Center closed in 2003.

Florham Park, New Jersey

Florham Park was derived from the first names of millionaire Hamilton Twombly and his wife, Florence. The College of St. Elizabeth, a Catholic liberal arts college was founded in 1899 and is said to be the oldest women's college in the state.

Imagine That!, Florham Park

This museum features more than thirty-five interactive exhibits. Some of the major topics include dance, science, art, around the world and computers.

C.A. Nothnagle Log House, Gibbstown, New Jersey

The Nothnagle Log Cabin is believed to be the oldest such structure in the United States, it was built shortly after the first Swedish settlers arrived in America, around 1638. Various furnishings represent life at that time.

Heritage Glass Museum, Glassboro, New Jersey

The Whitney Brothers Glass Works was one of the nation's leading glass manufacturers. The history of glass can be traced at the museum with examples of historic bottles, glass, and related items are on display.

Gibbon House, Greenwich, New Jersey

The Gibbon House was built in 1730 by wealthy merchant Nicholas Gibbon. This early 18th century structure allows visitors the opportunity to experience life for the county's earliest settlers.

Hammonton, New Jersey

During the war of 1812, William Coffin built a sawmill along what later became known as Hammonton Lake. Upon his death, his sons John Hammond Coffin and Edward Winslow Coffin inherited the factory and the settlement became known as "Hammondton".

Hoboken, New Jersey

Dinghy and boat bumpers on a barge in the Hudson River, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Frank Sinatra fans should take a trip from New York City to Hoboken, opposite Manhattan, the town where "Ol' Blue Eyes" was born, at 415 Monroe Street. Today he would have enjoyed visiting the shops, bars and restaurants of Washington Street.

Lincoln Tunnel

The Lincoln Tunnel is the world's only three-tube underwater vehicular tunnel facility. It provides a vital link between midtown Manhattan and central New Jersey, and forms part of New Jersey Route 495.

Hope, New Jersey

Hope was settled in 1769 by Moravians from Bethlehem, PA. They built a sturdy community with houses, a church, a public inn and mills. The few that survived a smallpox epidemic returned to PA in 1808.

Land of Make Believe

The Land of Make Believe features Action River Ride, a Roller Coaster, Buccaneer Pirate & Wading Pool, Tilt-A-Whirl, Civil War Locomotive, Old McDonald's Farm, Middle-Earth Theater, and Pirates Peak World Class Water Slide.
Official site: www.lomb.com
Address: 354 Great Meadows Road, United States

Jackson, New Jersey

Jackson is located at the edge of Pine Barrens in the center of New Jersy. Outdoor recreational opportunities are available and nearby tourist destinations include Six Flags amusement parks and New Egypt Speedway.

Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari

The Six Flags Great Adventure features many attractions and rides, the Wild Safari features a drive-through African safari.
Address: Route 537, Jackson, NJ 08527, United States

Runaway Rapids Waterpark, Keansburg, New Jersey

Runaway Rapids Waterpark has several water slides, river-rafting, old-fashioned rope swing and a children's play area. Comfort Cove allows visitors to swim or float and Castaway Creek is a four-foot lazy river.

Howell Living History Farm, Lambertville, New Jersey

Farming began on the site in the 1730's. Today, the Howell Living History Farm takes visitors back farming life from 1890 to 1910. Farming and farm life can be experienced through hands-on programs on this 130-acre homestead.

Whitman-Stafford House, Laurel Springs, New Jersey

This 19th century Georgian farmhouse, built about 1770 and added to about 1820, was owned by the Stafford family and visited by poet Walt Whitman. It features local history displays and is furnished in Victorian style.

Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey

Monmouth Museum allows visitors to explore the arts, sciences and humanities. The Becker Children's Wing and the WonderWing provide interactive learning for young visitors.

Long Branch, New Jersey

Long Branch was one of America's first seashore resorts. Several presidents had summer homes here including Woodrow Wilson, Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes.

Long Branch Historical Museum

Built in 1879 as St. James Episcopal Church, this church still remains where seven presidents worshipped and is now known as Church of the Presidents. Artifacts and memorabilia relating to Long Branch's national historical role are displayed.
Address: 1260 Ocean Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740-4550, United States

Middletown, New Jersey

A winters day at Huber Woods Park, Middletown.
Middletown is the oldest settlement in New Jersey, originally settled by Englishmen and Hollanders in 1613.
Landmarks, historical churches, and graveyards dating back as early as 1731 are found throughout the town.

Marlpit Hall Museum

Built in 1686, Marlpit Hall reflects the evolution of Dutch and English building traditions in New Jersey. The museum displays the furnishings and architecture of the late-seventeenth and early-eighteenth century Dutch and English colonial cultures.
Address: 137 Kings Highway, Middletown, NJ 07748-2003, United States

Montague, New Jersey

Montague was formed out of Wallpack, and is believed to be named for the Duke of Manchester, George Montague. It was settled in 1701 and the Dutch West Indies Co., probably had trading posts here before the homesteads.

Wild West City, Netcong, New Jersey

Wild West City is a western heritage theme park that recreates life in the Old West through real-life western characters, legendary events and a recreated frontier town. A 24-gauge miniature train, stagecoach and pony rides are also available.

New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route

This New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route was set up to provide appreciation and enjoyment of the coastal area of New Jersey. The trail crosses five regions past historic villages, migrating birds, and the boardwalks of sandy beaches.
Official site: www.nps.gov/neje/
Address: 389 Fortescue Road, Box 568, Newport, NJ 08345-0568, United States

New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve

The Pinelands National Reserve includes over 1 million acres of farms, forests and wetlands. The Reserve offers opportunity for sightseeing, bird watching, hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing and photography.
Official site: www.nps.gov/pine/
Address: New Jersey Pinelands Commission, 15 Springfield Road, Box 7, New Lisbon, NJ 08064, United States

Newton, New Jersey

The town of Newton was incorporated in 1864 but the heritage of the town dates back to 1751. There are numerous historical buildings found throughout the town as well as a variety of recreational attractions.

Hill Memorial

Newton contractor Thomas Farrel constructed Hill Memorial in 1916. The Renaissance Revival style house features collections of local samplers, coverlets, quilts, agricultural implements, early baskets, household utensils, and Civil War memorabilia.
Address: Box 913, Newton, NJ 07860-2046, United States

Ocean Grove, New Jersey

Waves crashing on the shore at Ocean Grove.
Ocean Grove was established in 1869 by a group of spiritual lay leaders. It is now a year-round family seashore resort featuring the largest assemblage of authentic Victorian architecture in the nation.

Historical Society of Ocean Grove Museum

The Historical Society of Ocean Grove Museum presents the history of Ocean Grove through a collection of over 15,000 artifacts that detail 19th century life. Exhibits include post card and stereopticon slide collections; photographs; a case filled with plates, purses, souvenir glass and books; and a large collection of antique maps dating from 1877 to 1897.
Official site: www.oceangrovehistory.org
Address: 50 Pitman Avenue, Box 446, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1557, United States

Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Sterling Hill Mining Museum features an underground zinc mine offering tours where visitors can learn about the mining process. The museum displays minerals and mining equipment as well.

Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center, Oxford, New Jersey

The Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center allows visitors to see how 600,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout are reared each year from eggs to stocking the New Jersey public waters.

New Jersey Children's Museum, Paramus, New Jersey

The New Jersey Children's Museum features over thirty different interactive exhibits where children can discover the world. Science and technology, housekeeping, animal senses and the kid-sized grocery store are highlights of the exhibits.

Church Landing Farmhouse Museum, Pennsville, New Jersey

Church Landing Farmhouse, built 1860, is located on the banks of the Delaware River. Visitors can see how residents would have lived over one hundred and thirty years ago.

Sea Isle City Historical Museum, Sea Isle City, New Jersey

Displays at the Sea Isle City Historical Museum include post cards, furniture, photos of all of the major storms, antique toys, local Girl Scout and Boy Scout pictures, and pictures of past Christmas Parades.

Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, New Jersey

The Wetlands Institute houses saltwater aquariums, features a touch tank, children's discovery room, and observation deck. The Institute promotes the conservation and preservation of coastal ecosystems.

Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey, Teterboro, New Jersey

The Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey houses aviation memorabilia and historic aircraft equipment. New Jersey's role in aviation history is depicted through the various displays and the inductees gallery.

Vineland, New Jersey

Vineland is a large city with a country-like natural environment, as well as ample recreational and cultural activities. Thomas Welch developed a non-fermentative method of preserving grape juice - which is still associated with his name.

Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society

Exhibits at the Vineland Historical Society include locally crafted glassware, military memorabilia, American Indian relics, and period furniture.
Official site: www.vinelandhistory.org
Address: 108 South 7th Street, Box 35, Vineland, NJ 08362, United States

Blue Army Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Washington, New Jersey

The site was established to spread the message of Fatima. The Shrine has become a center of Eucharistic and Marian devotion and offers pilgrims a peaceful setting for prayer and meditation.

Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany, New Jersey

In 1965, Whippany was home to the Morris County Central, a steam tourist railroad. Displays show the history of the railroad through representative models, historic photographs, and rare paperwork.

Woodbury, New Jersey

Woodbury was founded by Henry Wood, a Quaker who left Great Britain and settled to fee his family from religious persecution, The city was incorporated in 1871.
There are several historical houses to visit as well as Woodbury Creek.

Red Bank Battlefield Park

The remains of Fort Mercer is located in the northern section of Red Bank Battlefield Park, site of a successful Revolutionary War Battle. An 18th century house, belonging to James and Ann Whitall House, served as the hospital after the Battle of Red Bank.

Cooper Mill, Chester, New Jersey

Built in 1826 by Nathan Cooper, this gristmill included some of the newest innovations of the time. Two sets of millstones still operate today.

Clementon Amusement Park & Splash World Water Park, Clementon, New Jersey

Clementon Amusement Park began in 1907 and features rides, carnival games and a children's section with petting zoo. The Water Park has three water slides.

Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, New Jersey

Picatinny Arsenal is a comprehensive armaments facility providing research, development, engineering, and production of weapons systems.

Discovery House Children's Museum (closed), East Brunswick, New Jersey

DISCOVERY HOUSE HAS CLOSED.
Over 100 hands-on activities in various themes are available and suited to children ages two an up.

Fort Monmouth, New Jersey

Fort Monmouth began as the Signal Corps Camp in 1917. It is now home to the U.S. Army Communications and Electronic Command headquarters.

U S Army Communications-Electronic Museum

Fort Monmouth contributed to the development of the first radio-equipped meteorological balloon in 1928 and aircraft detection radar in 1938. The museum features exhibits of photographs and artifacts that tell the story of the various developments.
Address: Building 275, Fort Monmouth, NJ 07703, United States

Hackensack, New Jersey

Tower of an old stone church in Hackensack.
Hackensack was named in honor of the "Segamore of Hacquinsacq", born in 1577 who deeded the land to settlers.

Haledon, New Jersey

Haledon was the site of a meeting of striking workers from Paterson Silk. It was major turning point in the history of unionized labor.

American Labor Museum (Botto House National Landmark)

Botto House was the 1908 home of immigrant silk mill workers. Home to the American Labor Museum, it was the site of labor unrest in 1913 when Pietro Botto offered his home as a meeting place for the strikers. The meeting brought about reforms in the workplace!
Official site: www.labormuseum.org
Address: 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, NJ 07508-1363, United States

Township of Lebanon Museum, Hampton, New Jersey

This Greek Revival structure was built in 1823 as a one-room schoolhouse with a second story added in the 1870s. Period furnishings are on display.

Millburn, New Jersey

Millburn was named in 1857, as a tribute to a local mill built on a stream, with "burn" being the Scottish name for "stream."

Mount Holly, New Jersey

Mount Holly is named after the nearby 183-foot mountain. The town dates back to 1676. Historic attractions are available for touring.

Church Street School, Nutley, New Jersey

The Nutley Historical Society is housed in the restored Church Street School, which was built in 1875.

Old Stone House Museum, Ramsey, New Jersey

This colonial stone house was once a colonial tavern and is believed to be Ramsey's oldest building.

Rancocas - American Indian Heritage Museum

Contemporary American Indian artwork, American Indian history, culture and traditions are displayed through various exhibits at the American Indian Heritage Museum.
Address: Box 225, Rancocas, NJ 08073, United States

Roselle Park Museum, Roselle Park, New Jersey

The Roselle Park Museum features historical items and material relating to Roselle Park from its first settlers in 1700.

Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Located just north of Long Beach Island, Seaside Heights has a mile long boardwalk and beaches that provide water activities.

Casino Pier

Casino Pier is an amusement park offering a variety over 40 rides and games including roof-top miniature golf. The Water Park has water slides, river rides and an activity pool.
Official site: www.casinopiernj.com
Address: 800 Ocean Terrace, Seaside Heights, NJ 08751-2157, United States

Seaside Park, New Jersey

Seaside Park is a shore community and summer family resort offering rides, fun and games on the boardwalk.

Bay Cruiser

Narrated sightseeing and ecological tours of Barnegat Bay are offered. Visitors are taken along the shoreline, in a covered pontoon boat, to view birds and wildlife.

New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey

The New Jersey Center for Visual Arts offers a variety of fine arts education programs and displays of contemporary art representing a variety of cultures.

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, Upper Montclair, New Jersey

The Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls traces the history of baseball and commemorates Yogi Berra's career with the New York Yankees.

Mountain Creek Resort, Vernon, New Jersey

Mountain Creek combines a water park, ski resort, extreme sports facility, and nature center. Access to mountain-biking and hiking trails also available.

Water World

Water World has 26 unique rides, slides and pools set within Mountain Creek.
Official site: www.mountaincreek.com
Address: 200 Route 94, Vernon, NJ 07462, United States

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Walpack, New Jersey

This craggy gap, on the border of northwestern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, is more than a mile wide.

Wayne, New Jersey

Albert Payson Terhune, author of many books regarding the collies he raised, lived 4 miles west of Wayne. His estate has become Terhune Memorial Park.

Dey Mansion

This Georgian-style manor house was built in the 1740s by Dirck Dey, whose son, Theunis, went on to become a Colonel of the Bergen County Militia during the Revolutionary War.
General George Washington established his headquarters at Dey Mansion in July, October and November 1780.
Address: 199 Totowa Road, Wayne, NJ 07470-3108, United States
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