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Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton

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Built in the 1750s, Morven's history begins as the home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Come learn who else made Morven their home!

Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey, and serves as the gateway to this university town. Located in the former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion, Morven showcases the cultural heritage of the Garden State through exhibits of fine, folk, and decorative arts and educational programs.
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  • I recommend the Morven Museum and gardens, the grounds are beautiful with blooms, expertly landscapes borders. The original house built in the 18th century burned down, but the house was rebuilt. Tour...  more »
  • This little known museum opened in 2011. It is a historic 18th century house (with additions) that played an integral part in the history of Princeton. The docent regaled us with fascinating tales of ...  more »
  • Would it be in poor taste to give this or any museum its first ‘Poor’ rating? I’ll avoid that label for myself. As you first turn your car down the long, pot-hole filled driveway and approach this rus...  more »
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  • A beautiful and charming place, but the day of our corporate event they put a huge tent up in front for a wedding. This really turned me off because they didn't disclose to us beforehand that there would be a huge tent up during our event, and even though logistically the tent didn't bother us at all (our event was indoors) I felt it ruined the initial impression - many people were seeing Morven for the first time - of the beautiful venue we had picked for our party. If I had known, I would have re-thought having the party on that day or at Morven.
  • Interesting place to visit. The tour offers some good background.
  • Charming....but don't plan on a long visit....not a lot there. Also don't take the youngest of children....
  • Excellent Historic site and Museum with intelligent docents giving tours of the Richard Stockton's (signer of the Declaration of Independence) home.
  • Morven Museum & Gardens is a real "gem" in NJ. We hosted a corporate event on May 29th 2015 & the venue is absolutely beautiful. The historical significance of Morven is very interesting & fascinating. All the staff we had contact with were very professional, courteous & helpful. Also Diana Griffin who handles the private events at Morven was terrific. She went above & beyond making sure everything was in order & perfect for our group. I have arranged many events over 35 years & i can unequivocally say the Diana was simply the best !!!.

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