Until last Wednesday, I thought I had explored Princeton pretty thoroughly. I’ve gone canoeing and crafting and chocolateering, wandered through the Art Museum, done a walking tour…
But last Monday, when my roommate suggested we go for tea and a tour at Morven, I had no idea what she was talking about.
It turns out that this amazing piece of history has been hiding right next to Princeton campus ever since about 1758, and has been open to the public ever since 2004.
The house once belonged to Richard Stockton, one of the five New Jersey signers of the Declaration of Independence. Since then it’s seen some really interesting history, much of which is covered in the extensive and engaging museum tour.
Check out our audio story (above) to hear more about Morven, or take a look at our photo gallery to get an idea of what the place looks like. (Keep in mind, though, that there were many rooms we couldn’t take photos of!)
The museum also gives three New Jersey themed exhibits a year on its second floor. Their latest exhibit, Coastal Impressions: Painters of the Jersey Shore (1880-1940), runs until September 29th. You can check out a documentary PBS did on the exhibit below:
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