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The Grover Cleveland Birthplace, Caldwell

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4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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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  • President Cleveland was the only president who served two non-consecutive terms in office. He seemed to be incorruptible and had the luck to marry a young lady in the White House. The museum is authen...  read more »
  • Excellent and informative tour given by docent who was a former history high school teacher. We were not rushed to go back through rooms to read. It's a very manageable stop and worth the time to lear...  read more »
  • The home in which President Stephen Grover Cleveland was born is not very large. It is operated as a museum by the State of New Jersey. We visited on a Saturday morning about 10:30 and were the only v...  read more »
  • 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 .
  • 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!
  • An excellent house museum devoted to one of the more obscure presidents.It's small,just a few rooms.However its is very good at showing what life in that period was for a middle class family.Very kid friendly with period toys and dress up.The curator is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable.
  • Glover Cleveland was born near where the Erie RR eventually had a branch connecting with the Morristown and Erie Railway.
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