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Morven Museum and Garden, Princeton

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For more than 200 years Morven has played a role in the history of New Jersey and the nation.

Originally part of a 5,500-acre tract purchased from William Penn in 1701 by the Stockton family, it is the home of Richard Stockton, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. As well as serving as a Stockton homestead for several generations into the 20th century, Morven was home to the families of Robert Wood "The General" Johnson Jr., and eventually five New Jersey governors, three generations of enslaved families, respective domestic workers, and staff.

Morven Museum & Garden showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs, and special events.
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  • This is one of the best-kept secrets in Princeton. My wife and I loved exploring this old mansion turned into a wonderful museum, with its rich history as a former governor's mansion and formerly... 
    This is one of the best-kept secrets in Princeton. My wife and I loved exploring this old mansion turned into a wonderful museum, with its rich history as a former governor's mansion and formerly...  more »
  • The people who lived at Morven over the years have so many interesting stories, from the original owners to the governors. Walking through the museum is a walk through time. Whether you are from... 
    The people who lived at Morven over the years have so many interesting stories, from the original owners to the governors. Walking through the museum is a walk through time. Whether you are from...  more »
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  • Really nice place to visit. They have outdoor and indoor spaces. You need a ticket to go to the indoor part. Not too overwhelming with exhibits, but has some really rare pieces of furniture, garments, art etc. Second floor's exhibit changes once in a while. The lady guide was very knowledgeable and welcoming, telling us many stories. Peaceful and quiet here. Their gift so was actually very nice, with many tempting little things, very reasonably priced. Outdoor garden is free to walk through and enjoy. Sometimes they have events going on there. Definitely worth to check out on the website what is happening and when.
  • Went there mostly for the Festival of Christmas trees, having been there before for the Lindberg exhibit a few years ago. The trees and fire place decorations were a terrific contribution to the Holiday season and exhibited the skills and spirit of the various groups and clubs that were responsible for the decorations. Well done indeed. The History of Morven is well told and presented and the wildlife artistry of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh very well represented. It was a great way to start an evening of enjoying the Holiday lights and Christmas decorations while walking around Princeton, topped off with a great diner in town st one of our favorite restaurants.

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