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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  • I suggest allowing the guide to take you through the rooms otherwise you will not know the history behind the original artifacts. Less than an hour for the tour.  more »
  • I am a president buff, so I could not pass up the presidential home that is closest to my home. My wife and I made this a quick rainy day trip, which is just about right. There are three or four rooms...  more »
  • Well preserved birthplace home of Grover Cleveland. A must see if you're in the area. 1800's architecture in Essex County, New Jersey.  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 .

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