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Princeton University Art Museum

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Address: McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
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+1 609-258-3788
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: No
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The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's finest art...

The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's finest art museums, housing collections of over 72 ,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history and all the world's major cultures. The Museum also presents special exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. Admission is free.

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Great , accesible art museum, and you can't beat the price

This museum is smack dab on the Princeton Campus, near the Frist Student Center and the chapel. All ages, can take in the sculpture, ancient artifacts, Warhol's Marilyn and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Princeton, New Jersey

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is smack dab on the Princeton Campus, near the Frist Student Center and the chapel. All ages, can take in the sculpture, ancient artifacts, Warhol's Marilyn and Monet's. If you ask at the gift shop, they can provide you with a scavenger hunt paper for kids! The docents are all volunteers, who are well trained and passionate about... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way to NYC, I stopped for a quick visit to Princeton University, specifically to visit this art museum as I enjoy impressionist painting, which this museum have a small good collection to include Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Manet, etc. The museum also have something for everyone to include modernist, american and european paintings as well as Asian and... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this museum that has priceless art accessible to all. The free Friday docent tours offer insights that provoke thought and understanding. I've visited over 20 times and still have much to see and learn as the collections change and update. Parking is the only issue for travelers.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some individual great pieces, but a little of all. It's nice for Princeton, but with NYC so close by it's difficult to compete ...

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Thank Tu B
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite small but a little bit of everything, from Greek and Roman pieces, to some Mannerism, a little Impressionist, and some modern. The best part if that to get here, you have to walk across the Princeton University campus, whose architecture is just magnificent. Free parking in the university visitor's lot (signs from Route 1 and Route 27), and some... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is not the Metropolitan but it has some amazing pieces, and you can get through it in an hour.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been living here for years, but have never been to this museum. We visited the museum yesterday. Who knew this amazing museum was located right in the middle of the campus? The admission is free, with a $5 donation option. It is a nice sized museum. We spent 45 minutes here before we had to leave, and only got... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great university museum. Impressive collections of ancient art, photography, sculpture, impressionists, and more. Nice gift shop too. And admission is FREE!

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Columbus, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this museum a lot. Would certainly go back and spend more time there. I personally loved the sculpture of Diana in the center of the room and also the Asian exhibit downstairs.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Important info: Parking is outside and there is a walk uphill to get to the museum so you might wanna consider a stroller. The museum provides courtesy lockers (FREE!) so you can bring whatever you need. Water bottles are not allowed but there is water fountains inside. Admission is FREE and there is an option to donate if you chose.... More 

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