Morven Museum and Garden

Historic Morven: A Window into America’s Past

Explore newly imagined first floor galleries at a nationally registered landmark. Morven is the former home of many notable Princetonians, including Richard Stockton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Commodore Robert Stockton, Robert Wood Johnson, Jr., and, as the former Governor’s mansion, five New Jersey Governors. The new presentation expands the stories told and will be inclusive of everyone who lived at Morven, including women, children, three generations of enslaved people, servants, and later, employees. From HSP’s collection, see Julia Stockton Rhinelander’s stunning brocade dress (the earliest-known French-labeled dress with an American connection), nineteenth-century dueling pistols, 6,000-year-old Native American arrowheads, commemorative Stockton baubles, and dozens of historic photographs.

55 Stockton Street, Princeton

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm

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