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Liberty Hall Museum

1003 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
908-527-0400
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Union
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

From the moment you walk through the entrance to the gardens of the Liberty Hall mansion, you are taken back in time. The expansive grounds of orchards and well-manicured gardens sit in the middle of the Kean University campus in Union, NJ. The picturesque landscape invites you to the Georgian Style mansion built in 1772 which has housed multiple presidents,... More 

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Willow Street
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Liberty Hall was the home to New Jersey's Livingston/Kean family from 1772 until 1997. Now owned by Kean University, it is open to the public. The beautiful mansion is home to a wonderful collection of art and artifacts. The gardens contain colorful flowers and many historic trees. A small barn houses three vintage fire engines. A few other buildings are... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This historic location offers guided tours for a small fee, it's an unexpected surprise in the heart of midtown Elizabeth. I took the tour back when I was in Jr. High school.

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have visited Liberty Hall several times and still believe it is a gem, well worth visiting but cannot recommend their tea. It is a nice experience having tea on the porch as Mrs. Kean might have done but not worth the price. Tour without the tea is $10 so you are paying $30 for the tea. For this price... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

tea, not so much. When you advertise scones and clotted cream, don't substitute butter. Sandwiches sooooo... tiny and bread dry. At least the cost goes toward maintaining such a Jersey treasure. Tea really disappointing, though. Some seating should be available at points during the tour for people that may require them, especially on very hot days. Many stairs for those... More 

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NJ
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121 reviews 121 reviews
46 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is our 3rd visit, & also joined at the Family Membership level. The 5/2013 guide wasn't that great (she seemed to be really grumpy until the end of the tour). Then we did the Christmas Afternoon Tea & Tour (Tea was a bit rushed bec start was delayed bec Museum was waiting for a few people arriving late), and... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is my second visit back to The Kean Estate. It is across the street from the university (near the new restaurant, Ursino). We had a wonderful tour guide named Lacey. She was a delight. She know her facts and we (our group) relished every minute. The museum should be a must on every student studying the history of New... More 

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New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Liberty Hall is the former home of the Kean's. It is a treasure trove of historic memorabilia. You can just take a guided tour of the home or attend one of their special events whic usually includes a tour of the home.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I have lived in Union for a few years now and never knew of this majestic step back into time. If you enjoy historic sites you will absolutely LOVE Liberty Hall Museum. I was thrilled the entire duration of our tour! The mansion is FILLED with original pieces ranging from furniture to the guestbook to clothing. Many historical sites have... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We had tea in the glass enclosed porch and then came the good stuff! New Jersey history - and, by extension, national history - was beautifully presented in this grand old house. Very earnest tour guide tried her best to engage all the visitors on our tour. We were in competition with another tour group so we missed one of... More 

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