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The Grover Cleveland Birthplace, Caldwell

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The Grover Cleveland Birthplace is a New Jersey State Historic Site and National Historic Place located in Caldwell, Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is the only house museum dedicated to U.S. President Grover Cleveland.HistoryIt was the home where Grover Cleveland was born in 1837. The building is also known as the Caldwell Presbyterian Church Manse and served as a Presbyterian church parsonage for the Cleveland family while Grover's father, Rev. Richard Falley Cleveland, served as a pastor of the local church. Cleveland was originally named Stephen Grover in honor of the first pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell, but he did not use the name Stephen in his adult life. The family moved to New York in 1841. A group of private citizens purchased the house in the early twentieth century to open it as a museum. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
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TripAdvisor
  • Small site, but in original condition. Tour guide was excellent - we spent well over an hour. Very interesting historical perspective of 22nd and 24th President, as well as what was occurring in U.S. ...  more »
  • I went to the birth place with my dad and we learned about Grover Cleveland and learned the struggles in his life and say how the olden people lived  more »
  • This house is located on Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, right across the street of the new arch of Italian restaurant Calandra's. You may take the kids to go on a Sat. to see this house where the president...  more »
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  • Nice historical home in a setting convenient to western Essex County, New Jersey. The home is well preserved and is to a large extent remains unchanged since the past President was born here. The staff is helpful and informative. Tours take about 30 minutes.
  • I absolutely love this place. So much history packed in a short tour. Knowledgeable guides.
  • Had a wonderful experience here today. Our tour guide (a retired history teacher) was fabulous! I love history, especially about the Presidents. My wife is normally not as enthusiastic as I am. However, this woman was so captivating that even my wife told her that she made learning about Grover Cleveland the best presidential learning experience she ever had. Coming from my wife, that is an enormous compliment!
  • Went here in 2013 and it was great to learn about the only president that had two terms in DC.
  • A great place to learn some local history about an American president. We also refer back to the slice of the presidents birthday cake that is on display at the house, we reminds us of the Seinfeld episode with the entamins .