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For more than 200 years Morven has played a role in the history of New Jersey and the nation.To visit Morven Museum and Garden on your holiday in Princeton, and find out what else Princeton has to offer, use our Princeton.
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.
Morven Museum and Garden reviews
The museum's thorough and knowledgeable docent gave us an extraordinary tour of the museum, and he hung around in case we had questions afterwards. Very interesting for we gone with beautiful gardens.
The museum's thorough and knowledgeable docent gave us an extraordinary tour of the museum, and he hung around in case we had questions afterwards. Very interesting for we gone with beautiful gardens. more »
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 »
If you want to show your kids what a pay phone looks like, definitely come here. There is a lot of information displayed at this Museum and a lot of historical documentation about the Morven House. The gift shop is cute. I went to the Drumthwacket Tour and received a $1 off coupon. Entry was $9.
Very cool, sort of tucked away experience. We went for the Christmas tree and mantle contest, and those were awesome. We went to learn about NJ communications and Mama Bell as an afterthought, but it turned out to be a far more entertaining and interesting experience than we previously thought. Staff is super friendly.
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