New Jersey

History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

Alice Paul Institute

Groups can take a guided tour of Paulsdale, Alice Paul's birthplace and now a National Landmark, where they will hear stories about her family, her life-long efforts for gender equality, and more. 128 Hooten Road, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054. Tel: 856-231-1885. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Acorn Hall

68 Morris Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960. 973-267-3465. An historic house museum. Fee.

Cumberland County Historical Society

960 Ye Greate St., Greenwich NJ 08323. 865-455-4055. Features several historical sites and museums, including the Gibbon House, the Prehistorical Museum and the Maritime Museum. Free/Fee.

Historic Speedwell

333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960. 973-285-6534. Visit the Speedwell Ironworks building, where the first successful demonstration of the telegraph occurred in 1838. See exhibits, and explore buildings throughout the Speedwell Village. Fee/Free.

Indian Heritage Museum

730 Rancocas Rd., Rancocas NJ 08073. 609-261-4747. Exhibits on contemporary American Indian artwork, history, culture, traditions, historic artifacts, dioramas, artworks, and 350 acres of wooded nature trails leading to an outdoor re-ceation of a traditional woodland village. Fee.

New Jersey Firefighters Museum

565 Lathrop Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005. 973-334-0024. Offers exhibits with antique firefighting equipment and other historic items, located at the New Jersey Firemen’s Home. Free.

New Jersey Naval Museum

78 River St., Hackensack, NJ 07601. 201-342-3268. Tour the USS Ling 297 submarine and view exhibits on historical equipment and vessels. Fee.

Trenton City Museum

Ellarslie in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ 08606. 609-989-3632. Houses a fine collection of art and artifacts related to Trenton's historical and cultural past and present. Fee.