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Morven Museum and Garden

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Interesting mansion with a varied history

The mansion was originally built by Richard Stockton who was one of the signers of the Declaration... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
Signer of Declaration of Independence to Governors Mansion to Museum

History at its best. Mansion of Richard Stockton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence Was the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540-6812
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mansion was originally built by Richard Stockton who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Later the mansion was used as the Governor’s mansion and eventually turned into a museum. We went on a docent led tour, and the informative guide...More

1  Thank igolfCA
Reviewed 1 week ago

History at its best. Mansion of Richard Stockton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence Was the Governors Mansion until they moved to Drumthwacket Now it is a wonderful Museum. Enjoy

1  Thank Marty S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because today was the Free Day at 25 NJ museums, my husband and I decided to visit this piece of NJ history. What an interesting find! The house was originally the home of Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Under...More

3  Thank giftedelaine
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I had been to Morven a few years ago and was extremely disappointed. The galleries were disjointed and unexciting, with no clear narrative. The grounds were also tired. I had heard that there have been changes at Morven so paid another recent visit and had...More

1  Thank Pwm98
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Fabulous docent tour of an architectural and historical gem. Lovely period furnishings and gardens are beautifully cared for.

1  Thank MrandMrsStJohn
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This shouldn't be called a museum. There isn't much historical stuff in there and the so called gardens are smaller than my backyard. This place should be free.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

This historic building is one of the true underrated gems in Princeton—and New Jersey! On a beautiful Saturday of Memorial Day weekend 2018, my wife and I decided to spend some of our afternoon exploring this property. A visit to the Morven Museum includes a...More

1  Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Morven Museum,right next to the Suzanne Paterson Senior Center has handicapped parking, landscaped grounds, lovely garden, a gift shop where one purchases 5$ tickets to get inside, and always fascinating new exhibits every six months.. I saw one dedicated to Ben Franklin the first time...More

Thank Meryl J
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Historic home with a charming garden. The exhibits keep getting better and better. Great place for 4th of July weekend. Lots of tents set up to teach America’ early Republicans parking but also within walking distance of the downtown center and university.

2  Thank LibertyStreet
Reviewed 26 December 2017

It has become an annual tradition to visit the Festival of Trees exhibit at Morven each holiday season, but this year's trees are even more magnificent than ever! The cost to visit is very reasonable, parking is right there - and a very short walk...More

1  Thank Sue S
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Cynthia L
20 October 2016|
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Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, I do not recall. But, it is not expensive. I think it is owned and run by a private foundation, without state involvement.
16 June 2016|
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Response from 161,945 | Reviewed this property |
Some parking. Not a lot.
24 October 2015|
Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
I do not think one needs to be fancy. I would be most prepared for possible cool weather (40-50F), and perhaps precipitation.