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Morven Museum and Garden

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55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540-6812
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tea and the historical information. Wish the home was more historically decorated and the gardens a bit more manicured. Guides and tea preparers were excellent!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019

Very small Museum, Easily viewed. Docent excellent. Spoke slowly and loud. Good for those of us with hearing problems. We were a senior group.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019

The building is interesting but the main story here is the people who lived in it, all the way from well-known Revolutionary War era influentials and their unnamed slaves to a handful of recent New Jersey governors with large families. At every stage the wonder...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

I had a few hours to kill before heading the the airport and I asked my customer, one thing I should do before I head home- she recommended the little slice of history. I was greeted by Tracy in the original main house - and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank NMEBEAR
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We visited this site in October; the garden was asleep, but the knowledgeable docent was brimming with information. Inside, the creative arrangement of a visual timeline on the walls helped to place historic events in context. Special events and workshops throughout the year celebrate this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

A small local museum with lovely outside gardens. Check for the special exhibits - often a pleasant surprise. Also easy walking to downtown Princeton for a snack or meal.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

The mansion was originally built by Richard Stockton who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Later the mansion was used as the Governor’s mansion and eventually turned into a museum. We went on a docent led tour, and the informative guide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank igolfCA
Reviewed October 6, 2018

History at its best. Mansion of Richard Stockton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence Was the Governors Mansion until they moved to Drumthwacket Now it is a wonderful Museum. Enjoy

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Because today was the Free Day at 25 NJ museums, my husband and I decided to visit this piece of NJ history. What an interesting find! The house was originally the home of Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Under...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank giftedelaine
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

I had been to Morven a few years ago and was extremely disappointed. The galleries were disjointed and unexciting, with no clear narrative. The grounds were also tired. I had heard that there have been changes at Morven so paid another recent visit and had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Cynthia L
October 19, 2016|
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Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, I do not recall. But, it is not expensive. I think it is owned and run by a private foundation, without state involvement.
June 15, 2016|
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Response from 161,945 | Reviewed this property |
Some parking. Not a lot.
October 23, 2015|
Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
I do not think one needs to be fancy. I would be most prepared for possible cool weather (40-50F), and perhaps precipitation.