Jersey City Tourist Attractions
Jersey City is a major manufacturing and transportation center that produces products such as steel, chemicals, soaps, and perfumes from over 600 plants. It was the site of the Battle of Paulus Hook in 1779.
Jersey City Museum
Jersey City Museum presents contemporary and visual art displays including over 300 paintings as well as drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and maps. There are over 20,000 items in the permanent collection of historical objects highlighting the material culture from the Hudson County regions.
Afro-American Historical Society Museum
The Museum has galleries for lectures, special exhibits, and a permanent collection featuring African American culture as well as African artifacts. Memorabilia and documents include the Pullman Porters (a black labor union), the Civil Rights Movement, the slave trade in Jersey City and New Jersey, the underground railroad, a replica of a 1930s kitchen, photographs of New Jersey's African American churches,and genealogical records.
This clock faces the bay and is best seen from the water, with a dial that is 50 feet in diameter and a minute hand that weighs 2,200 pounds - it moves 23 inches every minute.
Liberty Science Center
Liberty Science Center has 9 permanent exhibitions with categories such as the environment, health and invention. There are two theaters including the nation's largest IMAX Dome Theater.
Address: 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305-4600, United States
Opening hours: 9am-4pm; Sun: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-5pm; Closed: Mon
Always opened on: Martin Luther King's Birthday - USA (3rd Monday, Jan), Columbus Day - USA (2nd Monday, Oct)
Always closed on: Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $15.75, Child 12 & under $11.50, Senior over 62 $11.50
Useful tips: Additional fee for IMAX or JD Williams 3D Film.
Liberty State Park
Liberty State Park is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the nation's immigration center, as well as the historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal.
Address: Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305, United States
Opening hours: 6am-10pm
Statue of Liberty
France's gift to America was built in 1886 and remains a famous world symbol of freedom. It is the world's largest statue and stands just under 152 feet tall (from the base to the torch) and weighs an approximate 450,000 pounds. The statue offers a fine view of New York Harbor and lower Manhattan.
Address: Liberty Island, New York, NJ 10004, United States
Entrance fee: FREE
Useful tips: The statue is free, but the ferry costs $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (62 and over); and $5 for children under 12. Round trip ferry ticket includes stops at both Liberty Island and Ellis Island. Board ferry from Battery Park or Liberty State Park (Jersey City). Long waits to visit the crown of the statue can last up to 3 hours. Museum open.
Typical Visit: 2 hours