The New Jersey Historical Society is a state-wide, private, non profit historical museum, library, and archives dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the rich and intricate political, social, cultural and economic history of New Jersey to the broadest possible audiences.
Founded in 1845, it is the oldest cultural institution in the state. Through exhibitions, publications, and programming, they examine New Jersey society and culture, what it means to live and work in New Jersey, what contributes to New Jersey's distinct identity, and what are the unique contributions New Jerseyans make to the region and the country.
Museum open: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday
Library open: 12:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.