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The New Jersey Historical Society

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A nice mid-sized museum.

Because this museum doesn't have the space to display everything it owns, two of its floors show... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Dotty K
Haddonfield, New Jersey
This place needs a shot in the arm

Although the Historical Society is currently mounting some interesting exhibitions, the place is... read more

Reviewed January 27, 2018
Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, 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...more
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52 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-4302
Newark Central Business District
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Because this museum doesn't have the space to display everything it owns, two of its floors show special themed exhibits. When I was there, those themes were about NJ's rivers, World War I, the Newark Riots of 1967, and about the Bamberger family and their...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Although the Historical Society is currently mounting some interesting exhibitions, the place is boring. They need to make more interaction with the visitor. The Louis Bamberger exhibition would have been more interesting if they had concentrated on the history of the store not on him...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Justin W
Reviewed October 18, 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed February 6, 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

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank duck8to
Reviewed November 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank wlkerns
Reviewed March 16, 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

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank shermannj
Reviewed January 1, 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

Date of experience: May 2013
4  Thank ChrisDCarlson
Reviewed June 2, 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.

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank yirah927
Reviewed January 10, 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

Date of experience: January 2013
4  Thank krapug1
Reviewed June 27, 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....

Date of experience: June 2012
1  Thank dlelonek
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