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The Proprietary House served as the royal governor's home from 1764 through 1776. It was constructed by architect John Edward Pryor and first served as the home to Royal Governor Chief Justice Smyth. It was also the home of the last royal governor,…

Woodrow Wilson resided at this home while he was a professor at Princeton University in the late 19th Century. The house is a Tudor Revival and was constructed in 1895.

Woodrow Wilson resided at this home while he was a professor at Princeton University in the late 19th Century. The home was purchased by Wilson in 1889. The home was constructed in 1836 and is a Tudor Revival.

This is a letter written by Brigadier General William Winds to Major General Philemon Dickinson during the final stages of preparation for the Battle of Monmouth during the American Revolution.

This is a response to General Winds' letter to Major General Philemon Dickinson of which Washington was sent a copy. Washington requests that Winds joins him near Middletown where the Battle of Monmouth would take place the following day.

This is a portrait of the last royal governor of New Jersey - William Franklin. Franklin was the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin, but was a steadfast Loyalist until the conclusion of the American Revolution.

In January 1776, Governor…

The Proprietary House served as the royal governor's home from 1764 through 1776. It was constructed by architect John Edward Pryor and first served as the home to Royal Governor Chief Justice Smyth. It was also the home of the last royal governor,…

The Trenton House Hotel was constructed as a brick private residence in 1780. The structure was transformed in 1824 into a hotel with Georgian style architecture. Located in Trenton at 20-24 North Warren Street and 1-19 East Hanover Street the…

Woodrow Wilson resided at this home while he was a professor at Princeton University in the late 19th Century.

When the Senate rejected the Versailles Treaty in 1919, the United States technically remained at war. On July 2, 1921 President Warren G. Harding signed a separate peace with Germany. The treaty was signed by Harding at the estate of Joseph S.…

Now part of Monmouth University since 1956 and known as Woodrow Wilson Hall, this structure was originally known as “Shadow Lawn.” President Wilson stayed here during his campaign in the summer of 1916. The original structure was built on Joseph…

Located on the grounds of Princeton University, President Woodrow Wilson lived here while President of Princeton University. This Italianate Victorian mansion was built by architect John Notman in 1850. From 1879 until 1968 the building served as…

The last existing piece from the U.S.S. Princeton hangs from a wooden frame in front of the Princeton Borough Hall. On February 28, 1844 President John Tyler and other dignitaries were onboard while the ship was sailing on the Potomac River in…

Designed by Frederick MacMonnies and made from stone, this monument is located on park property at the intersection of Stockton Street and Bayard Street. Commemorating the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777, it depicts George Washington on his…

By the spring of 1899, Vice President Garret Hobart was ill with cardiac illness. He needed to recuperate and so he retreated to his birthplace at the shore in Long Branch. There he was visited by President William McKinley. Hobart succumbed to heart…

After his second term as President, Grover Cleveland purchased a house in Princeton in 1896. It was built by Robert F. Stockton in 1854 and is covered in yellow painted stucco. The home was referred to as “Westland Mansion” in honor of a friend…

Built by actor Oliver Byron was a small structure made out of railroad ties. The ties were from the track laid for President Garfield’s trip from Elberon Train Station to a shore cottage after he was shot by Charles Guiteau. The teahouse now sits…

Built by the mayor of “Elizabethtown” in 1750, Boxwood Hall was home to patriot and lawyer Elias Boudinot. On the way to New York City for his inauguration in 1789, President-elect George Washington stopped at the house. Other notable visitors…

The Battle of Monmouth occurred on June 28, 1778. Washington's troops stood their ground against Redcoats under the guidance of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton.

In the end, there was no clear victor, but it proved the growth of the…

Having served as President of Princeton University and Governor of New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson was President-elect of the United States when he was in Trenton on December 21, 1912. William Jennings Bryan, unsuccessful three times before in his own…

Located in Long Branch, this is the only building associated with seven United States Presidents as their place of worship. Most popular during the Gilded Age, Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur,…

Grover Cleveland, the only United States President to hold office for two non-consecutive terms, is buried at Princeton Cemetery along with his wife Frances Folsom Cleveland. Ruth Cleveland, eldest of their five children, died of diphtheria at age…

This is the 4th Precinct today. It is on 17th Street in Newark. This is where the riots began officially with the arrest of John Smith for tailgating.

The "The Moon Shines on the Moonshine" was originally recorded on April 16, 1920, as a male vocal solo with orchestra, focusing on the start of the prohibition era. Please see the full lyrics below.

[verse 1]
"The Mahogany is dusty,
All the…

The "Alcoholic Blues" was originally recorded on January 27, 1919, as a comic song with orchestra, focusing on the start of the prohibition era. Please see the full lyrics below.

"I love my country, 'deed I do
But oh, that war has made me blue
I…

This topographical map was published before the Civil War. It's details were so extensive that it became the primary map used by New Jersey generals during the Civil War. It also provides an excellent snapshot of the locations of various roads and…
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