Hoboken Historical Museum

Hoboken Historical Museum: Hours, Address, Hoboken Historical Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Hoboken Historical Museum
4.5
Art Galleries • History Museums
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The Hoboken Historical Museum welcomes visitors 6 days a week, showcasing Hoboken's history, diverse culture, architecture and landmarks with exhibits, guest speakers and educational programming in the former Bethlehem Steel Machine Shop at 1301 Hudson St., one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront. Exhibits change every 6-12 months, on diverse subjects, from Hoboken in the 1970s, to the engineering behind the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, to the history of sweets factories and bakeries to a celebration of Frank Sinatra's centennial. The Museum hosts events nearly every weekend; check our website for details. We also collect and archive artifacts, documents, oral histories and photos relating to Hoboken history, much of which is accessible on our website.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Lia H
Bogota, Colombia975 contributions
great surprise
Aug 2021
The museum is so charming, and quaint, inside and out. Before you go in, right outside its doors, it is already inviting, with samples of the local culture. The museum is small, and at the same time so big! They had a Frank Sinatra exhibit, with a place to sit and enjoy. 10000% worth every minute!
Written August 20, 2021
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dee-you08
Garrison, NY85 contributions
Worth stopping in.
Jan 2021
My husband and I drove down to this museum on a bitterly cold day in January from upstate NY for a day trip and to battle going "Covid-crazy". Glad we made the trip. Bill, the curator (I think), gave us a warm welcome as we entered. His enthusiasm helped to make our visit all the more interesting. The current exhibit was a huge collection of old postcards of Hoboken and the surrounding towns...very interesting...especially when your host has personal knowledge of many of the scenes on the cards. Combine a visit here with a walk along the waterfront and a self guided tour of the area (map available in the museum) and you have the makings of a full day trip.
Written February 6, 2021
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skulkarni2016
Bengaluru, India152 contributions
Small, But Interesting
Sep 2019
During my second trip to Hoboken, I was keen to visit the Hoboken Historical Museum as I used used to see historical information about Hoboken on the river front during my morning walk every day. The Museum is basically a historical collection of photographs and pictures. It was interesting to listen to the historical development from the staff who were eager to explain every thing associated with Hoboken, Frank Sinatra is perhaps the most well known resident from Hoboken and there is a special nook where one can see and listen more about Frank Sinatra.
For me it was a good experience.
Written September 12, 2019
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Joanne D
1 contribution
Beware- Don’t go over two hours at the parking garage!
Jun 2019 • Friends
Spent a lovely 2 1/2hrs at the Hoboken Museum BUT that extra half hour made the parking garage charge me $20!
Written June 19, 2019
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Doug W
Littleton, CO493 contributions
Small but interesting
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is small, mostly pictures. The augmented-reality technology is fun because it shows modern-day pictures of old street scenes. Not really a museum but we found it interesting nonetheless.
Written March 18, 2019
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tdhill03
Newark, NJ78 contributions
Who closes without posting on their website?
Jul 2017 • Couples
Took the time to visit the museum and it was closed. Nothing was posted on their website. Perhaps they should think about this. We were not the only people there to visit.
Written July 29, 2017
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Hi, TDHill03, I'm so sorry that you were surprised to discover we were closed when you visited the Museum this week. I apologize that the message about our galleries being closed while our new exhibition is being installed is so easy to overlook -- I will correct that immediately. It's on the homepage in a banner about upcoming events, and on the "Plan your Visit" page, as well as in our Google Place results, but evidently it's not clear enough. Thank you for your feedback.
Written July 31, 2017
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88Janice1964
Niantic, CT29 contributions
Sinatra fans from Conn. loved the exhibit
Jun 2017 • Friends
We drove from Niantic, Ct. to learn more about Sinatra's early days in Hoboken. Bill, the museum assistant was SO helpful in answering our questions and giving us helpful info about other sights to see in this beautiful town. The Sinatra display was small, but, we enjoyed the videos , books, handmade doll Sinatra house. Tiny gift shop with a lot of merchandise. Other exhibits on first floor with photos of early Hoboken busnisses, upstairs gallery also.
We would recommend to stop here first thing...there are nice historical waking tour maps, as well as Sinatra Walking tour map.
Thank you Bill for all your help and suggestions.!
Written June 17, 2017
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Dotty K
Haddonfield, NJ105 contributions
A good introduction to Hoboken
May 2017 • Couples
Located in one of the oldest buildings near the waterfront, this small museum displayed two temporary exhibit areas at a time. In addition, there were also two permanent areas: a room about Frank Sinatra, and an area where the public could look through picture books showing images of Hoboken, past and present. Afterwards, as you walk through town, you may understand what you are seeing better as you look at the different styled buildings as well as the waterfront.
Written May 11, 2017
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Libby613
Passaic Park, NJ65 contributions
Tiniest museum - gallery, really
Feb 2017 • Couples
This was actually a sweet outing for a date, no I would not call it a Museum per se. It really seems to be more of the love project of the curator and possibly some friends. It was quite interesting seeing some of the photographs of the history of Hoboken, and they had some videos setup that, had we had more time, we would have liked to take advantage of. The museum is in a small narrow space with a second-floor Loft area had some interesting displays. I would a lot no more than an hour for this, and would not necessarily go out of my way for it but if you are in Hoboken and you like a quirky little historical Journey, then this could be a nice outing.
Written March 26, 2017
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Roger J Muller, Jr.
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States147 contributions
Hoboken Historical Museum Opens the door to Hoboken of the past!
Feb 2017 • Friends
The Hoboken Historical Museum that is located at 101 Hudson Street in Hoboken has over the years educated people on the great history of Hoboken. From Frank Sinatra to the movie On the Waterfront, the museum honors and carries it all. My office Muller Insurance is the oldest business in Hoboken as of March 17th, 2016 and we have always donated to the museum because it offers so much to the public. They are story reading for the kids, great exhibits for the adults and they are always changing.

I highly recommend taking a ferry ride over from NYC or visiting Hoboken Historical Museum and then having dinner in all the wonderful restaurants in the area. Hoboken is only one mile square, so if you come to town by train, bus, car or Uber you will be close to the museum.
Written February 13, 2017
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Hoboken Historical Museum is open:
  • Tue - Thu 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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