Founded in 1845, the New Jersey Historical Society is the oldest cultural institution in the state. Explore exhibitions, browse the gift shop, research local history in our library, or stop in for a great program. They have walking tours, a brown bag lunch series, panel discussions, an audio guide tour of an exhibition, and other thematic programming.
Museum collections include costumes, furniture, paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, tools, and much, much more. The library collections contain manuscripts, reference books and rare books, photographs, maps, broadsides, pamphlets, mass-produced prints and other materials that document the cultural and historical heritage of New Jersey from the colonial era through the 20th century. They form the largest and finest collection of New Jersey-related material in existence.