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Hoboken Historical Museum

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Address: 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-7427
Phone Number: (201)656.2240
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Tue - Thu 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Nice museum

We went here to see the Frank Sinatra exhibit. It was interesting:) This is a very small museum, focusing on all things "Hoboken". The staff is very nice, the admission price is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2016
Fair Lawn, New Jersey

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chock full of local history. Pictures and artifacts. Small donation requested. Curator very friendly and informative. Constantly changing. I should go more often.

Thank Joelle S
Hebron, lsrael
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The Hoboken Historical Museum has a historical exhibit, but it was all in storage when this reviewer was there, replaced with an exhibit on native boy Francis "Frank" Sinatra. This was interesting enough, with a large collection of original posters for many of his terrific motion pictures, many of which are non-musical, and all very enjoyable - this reviewer was... More 

Thank Dave S
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

We went here to see the Frank Sinatra exhibit. It was interesting:) This is a very small museum, focusing on all things "Hoboken". The staff is very nice, the admission price is very low, and if you are in the area, why not take some time to look around here?

Thank LetterioZ
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Three of us visited on Thursday afternoon. And we all enjoyed it. The museum is a small space, with an upstairs art gallery. Currently (January 2016), it is featuring an exhibit in honor of Frank SInatra's centennial. There are a number of photo exhibits, each highlighting a part of SInatra's life (his early days in Hoboken, his radio work, films,... More 

Thank Flushing G
Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

While it is small, there's a wealth of information here and a staff of helpful, friendly, and knowledgable people. They have a number of "photo albums" with old images of the area (lots of photos of Stevens, the waterfront, the old shipping piers, etc), that you can flip through. I was able to spot my apartment building in an old... More 

Thank Elby23
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I visited the frank Sinatra exhibition that is currently running here (until summer 2016) and thought it was excellent. The exhibition has been really well put together, chronicling Sinatra's early years growing up in Hoboken right the way through his stellar career to his final days. The museum has mad excellent use of a small space, mixing audio and visual... More 

Thank Mogs1983
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Wonderful activity for both children and their parents. The people who work/volunteer for the museum are extremely friendly and helpful. They are really engaged and proud of being there. Thank you so much.

Thank Maine3080
Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The HHM never fails to stimulate the mind and delight the senses, whether it be via one of the series of history exhibits, or the well curated showings of local artists. Go there right away.

Thank Martin A
Madison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We went to the museum specifically to see the Sinatra exhibit they were running. The museum charges $3 admission. They validate parking if you park at the twelfth street lot. The museum is very small. It had a small Sinatra exhibit that consisted of pictures, music and movie clips,letters and magazines. They told of how Sinatra got his start and... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

From a 3rd gen Hobokenite. Its pretty good. It,s a decent history lesson. Too long Hoboken had to fight for its history and was totally ignored by the masses. You missed the actual history by never witnessing Bethlehem Steel working, the smell of Maxwell House Coffee especially when the cloud cover prevented any aroma to escape the area...If it was... More 

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