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The New Jersey Historical Society

52 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-4302
+1 973-596-8500
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Informative Museum

Small, but informative museum; easily worth the $3 admission. Exhibits change; in October 2017... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Washington, DC
Most Comprehensive Collection of N.J. History

Photos or video-taping are not permitted of any of the historical artifacts in either the museum or... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2016
Montville, New Jersey
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Located in Newark's downtown cultural district, The New Jersey Historical Society is a statewide, nonprofit museum, library, and archives. We collect, preserve and interprete New Jersey's rich and intricate history to the broadest possible audience. The Historical Society houses one of the largest collections of New Jersey-related materials in the world. Museum Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm -- Tuesday - Saturday Library Hours: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm --Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
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“Informative Museum”
6 Feb 2016
“Most Comprehensive Collection of N.J. History”
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52 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-4302
Newark Central Business District
+1 973-596-8500
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Reviewed yesterday

Small, but informative museum; easily worth the $3 admission. Exhibits change; in October 2017, exhibits included the 1967 Newark Riot, New Jersey Rivers, WWI, and Louis Bamberg founder of Bamberger’s department stores (the main store was in Newark). The Riot and the Rivers exhibits were...More

Thank Davidwatts
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Photos or video-taping are not permitted of any of the historical artifacts in either the museum or library. There are two floors of museum exhibits (2nd & 3rd) with a research library located on the 5th floor. The items in the museum rotate from their...More

2  Thank duck8to
Reviewed 30 November 2014

I came to the Historical Society to research a minister's diary that was listed in the online inventory. I emailed in advance of my trip to make certain that the years of interest, 1845-1848, were there. The diary started in 1838 when the minister was...More

3  Thank wlkerns
Reviewed 16 March 2014

This is a great old museum that is interesting and nicely done. It I s professionally done with changing exhibits. I really recommend visiting and enjoying. It needs more visitors so that its has more revenue to do more. But this is worth the visit....More

3  Thank shermannj
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This is a highly educated group of strong individuals with great interest in preserving the history and records of New Jersey and Newark. The present lectures which detail the history. The presenters are articulate and interesting. I have attended many of these, and have gone...More

4  Thank ChrisDCarlson
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

Its very small and doesnt really have much.I think the Newark Museum is a better option if you are looking for things to see.

1  Thank yirah927
Reviewed 10 January 2013

The New Jersey Historical Society is a museum and research center dedicated to all things New Jersey. New Jersey's history and story is far more diverse than many realize, and this museum presents the many sides of the small, but varied state. Urban, suburban, and...More

4  Thank krapug1
Reviewed 27 June 2012

There were just a few statues and a few cannons. There were also a few homeless folks foaming in the park. Not much to see here, move along....

1  Thank dlelonek
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