New Jersey

James Wilson Marshall House

This Federal brick structure, built in 1816 by Philip Marshall, was the home of his son James Marshall, the man who discovered gold in California. Visit the house to see well-preserved historical architecture, and explore the parlor and bedroom to see furnishings and possessions that date as closely as possible to the period. Serving as the museum for the Lambertville Historical Society, the house has other collections: including a pictorial history of fishing on Holcombe Island, an 1843 friendship quilt, memorabilia from Lambertville’s industries, and more. Schedule a walking tour of Lambertville, and learn more about the town’s history.
 
Contact Info
Address: 60 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530. Hunterdon County. Tel: 609-397-0770. Email: info@lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org. Website: www.lambertvillehistoricalsociety.org. Hrs: Apr.-Nov. 1PM-4PM, & By appt.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue