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Morven, a historic Georgian house and formal gardens that has become a center for social and political activity, was originally part of a 5,500-acre tract purchased from William Penn in 1701 by Richard Stockton. Over the years, the residents of Morven have included a signer of the Declaration of Independence (Richard Stockton), two United States Senators, and five state governors. Richard's wife, Annis, a published poet, named the property Morven, after a mythical Gaelic kingdom in the epic poems of Ossian, a Gaelic poet and Irish folk hero of the 3rd or 4th century.

The daily lives of all of the inhabitants of Morven and the development of the house and grounds have over the years reflected many of the changes in the political, economic, cultural, and social history in New Jersey.

Location: 55 Stockton St, Princeton New Jersey 08540 Telephone 609-683-4495 Fax 609-683-3740

Other History nearby:
(Morristown) Acorn Hall
(New York City) American Museum of the Moving Image
(New York City) American Numismatic Society
(Philadelphia) American Swedish Historical Museum
(Philadelphia) Atwater Kent Museum-Philadelphia History
(New York City) Audubon Terrace Museum Group

10/22 Coming to The Princeton area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Contemporary Art Fair Connecticut Norwalk CT April27-28 Modeled after our two sucessful NYC shows at the Javits Center. Each of the two shows will have approximately 100 exhibitors.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
Maryland Faerie Festival Darlington MD May10-12 The Maryland Faerie Festival celebrates the Faeries in an atmosphere and with entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature.