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58 New Jersey National Historic Landmarks


Abbott Farm - 5/20/2013
An archeological site for the largest known Middle Woodland village of its type on the eastern seaboard, occupied by Paleoindian people between 500 BC and 500 AD.
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Abel and Mary Nicholson House (Salem) - 9/21/2014
This is an excellent example of a Delaware Valley patterned brick building where vitrified bricks form geometric designs.
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Albert Einstein House (Princeton) - 6/2/2012
Home of the scientist from 1936 until his death in 1955.
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All Saint's Memorial Church (Navesink) - 4/25/2014
A small gothic stone Episcopal church built in 1864 by Richard Upjohn.
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Baltusrol Golf Club (Springfield) - 8/10/2015
A private 36-hole club founded in 1895 by Louis Keller, it was the first to have hosted both the U.S. Open and Women's U.S. Open on two different courses.
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Boxwood Hall (Elizabeth) - 3/14/2014
This was the 1772-1795 home of Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 ending the Revolution.
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Burlington County Prison (Mount Holly) - 5/20/2013
Operating from 1811 through 1965, when it was the oldest operating prison in the US, it was designed with prisoner rehabilitation in mind.
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Camp Evans (Wall) - 4/25/2014
A former military base associated with Fort Monmouth, where some of the original 1912 buildings from the American Marconi Company were part of Marconi's "wireless girdle" around the Earth.
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Clark Thread Company District (Newark) - 10/17/2014
This is a large mill complex. The large mill complex originally started as an offshoot of the company in Paisley, Scotland and then expanded into these buildings in 1875.
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Craftsman Farms (Morris Plains) - 10/17/2014
Founded in 1908 by noted designer Gustav Stickley as a farm and school for the Arts and Crafts movement.
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Tenafly) - 8/4/2014
This is where Stanton lived from 1868 to 1887, her most active years as a women's rights activist.
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Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District - 4/25/2014
The 1895 coastal artillery base defended the Atlantic coast and the entrance to New York Harbor, and between 1874 and 1919, was operated in conjunction with the US Army's Sandy Hook Proving Ground.
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Francis Hopkinson House (Bordentown) - 5/20/2013
The home of the signer of the Declaration of Independence and creator of patriotic songs from 1774 until his death in 1791.
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Georgian Court (Lakewood) - 4/25/2014
Georgian Court University is located on the former winter estate of the millionaire George Jay Gould I, son of the railroad tycoon Jay Gould.
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Grace Church (Newark) - 10/17/2014
Designed by Richard Upjohn, who was also the architect of Trinity Church, New York, the Gothic Revival architecture church was consecrated in 1848.
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Great Falls of the Passaic (Paterson) - 7/2/2007
A 77 ft high waterfall on the Passaic River.
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Grover Cleveland Home (Princeton) - 6/2/2012
Purchased by Cleveland after his second term as president in 1896, the former chief executive lived there from 1897 until his death in 1908.
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Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site (Haddonfield) - 10/17/2013
This is the site where the first relatively complete set of dinosaur bones were discovered by Joseph Leidy in 1838, fully excavated by William Parker Foulke in 1858.
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Hermitage, The (Ho-Ho-Kus) - 8/4/2014
This is a fourteen-room Gothic Revival home built in 1847-48 from designs by William H. Ranlett for Elijah Rosencrantz, Jr.
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Hinchliffe Stadium (Paterson) - 8/4/2014
This 10,000-seat municipal stadium, built in 1931 on a dramatic escarpment above Paterson's Great Falls, is one of only a handful of stadiums surviving that once played host to significant Negro league baseball during the Jim Crow era.
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Holland Tunnel - 10/5/2008
A highway tunnel under the Hudson River named for but for its first chief engineer, Clifford Holland.
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John Ballantine House (Newark) - 10/17/2014
This house in Dutch Renaissance style with Gothic-Renaissance details was the home of the son of the founder of the Ballantine beer brewery.
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Joseph Henry House (Princeton) - 6/2/2012
The home of the prominent electromagnetics physicist, who designed the house in 1836 and lived there from its completion in 1838 until taking a position as the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1848.
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Lawrenceville School (Lawrenceville) - 3/14/2014
The old campus portion of the school built in 1894-1895 was designed in collaboration between the landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and the architects Peabody & Stearns.
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Maybury Hill (Princeton) - 6/2/2012
The boyhood home of Joseph Hewes, who later moved to North Carolina and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence for that state.
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Minisink Archeological Site - 8/10/2015
In an area of NJ and PA that has supported human habitation for 10,000 years, it is part of a region occupied by Munsee-speaking Lenape for the majority of the 17th and 18th centuries.
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Monmouth Battlefield - 6/3/2012
This is the site where, on June 28, 1778, George Washington and his Continental Army troops plotted an ambush on the rear column of Sir Henry Clinton's British Army soldiers, and where was created the legend of Molly Pitcher who took her husband's place at the cannon.
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Morven (Princeton) - 6/2/2012
In the 1750s, Richard Stockton, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, built the house, which served as New Jersey's first Governor’s Mansion from 1954 until 1981.
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Nassau Hall (Princeton) - 3/14/2014
This is the oldest building at Princeton University; built in 1754, it was possessed by both British and American forces during the Revolution. and while Princeton was the capital of the early United States of America, Nassau Hall hosted the entire American government.
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Navesink Light Station (Highlands) - 4/25/2014
The 1862 lighthouse was important for ships navigating the treacherous entrances to New York Harbor, with the non-identical towers and two beacons allowing ready identification.
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Old Barracks (Trenton) - 5/20/2013
The only remaining colonial barracks in New Jersey, and the last of five such barracks authorized in 1758 to house soldiers in the French and Indian War.
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Old Queens (New Brunswick) - 10/17/2013
One of the finest examples of Federal architecture, this is the oldest building at Rutgers University.
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Palisades Interstate Park - 8/4/2014
The cliffs on the west bank of the Hudson River were originally protected by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission formed in 1900 in response to the destruction of the Palisades by quarry operators.
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Paulsdale (Mount Laurel) - 10/17/2013
The birthplace and childhood home of Alice Paul, a leader in the Women's suffrage movement.
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Pietro and Maria Botto House (Haledon) - 8/4/2014
The home of immigrants, this is where leaders of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union spoke to the 15,000 striking workers of the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913.
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Presidents House (Princeton) - 6/2/2012
Built in 1756 to serve as the home of the President of the College of New Jersey, which later became Princeton University.
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Princeton Battlefield (Princeton) - 6/2/2012
The site where American and British troops fought on January 3, 1777, ending when the British soldiers in Nassau Hall surrendered.
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Prospect (Princeton) - 6/2/2012
This home, an Italianate design by architect John Notman was given to the College of New Jersey (Princeton University) and served as the house of the school president, including Woodrow Wilson lived here before he became governor of New Jersey and then US President.
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Radburn (Fair Lawn) - 8/4/2014
Radburn was founded in 1929 as "a town for the motor age", aimed to incorporate modern planning principles, introduced the largely residential "superblock" and is credited with incorporating some of the earliest culs-de-sac in the US.
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Red Bank Battlefield (National Park) - 10/17/2013
This is the location of Fort Mercer and the 1777 Battle of Red Bank in the Revolutionary War.
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Ringwood Manor (Ringwood) - 8/4/2014
The 1807 manor house is on the site of an ironworks and home to a number of well-known ironmasters from the 1740s to the late 19th century.
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Sandy Hook Light - 4/25/2014
Designed and built in 1764, it was built to aid mariners entering the southern end of the New York Harbor and is the oldest working lighthouse in the country.
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St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Burlington) - 5/20/2013
An historic Episcopal parish with the current Gothic Revival church built starting in 1846 as an early attempt to "follow a specific English medieval church model for which measured drawings existed."
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Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club (Rumson) - 4/25/2014
Organized in 1877, this is one of the oldest active tennis clubs and the oldest grass tennis club in the country.
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Shadow Lawn (West Long Branch) - 4/25/2014
Built in 1927 for Hubert T. Parsons, president of the F.W. Woolworth Company, the building became part of Monmouth University in 1956, and is now called Woodrow Wilson Hall.
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Speedwell Ironworks (Morristown) - 10/17/2014
This is the site of an ironworks providing many things including most of the machinery for the SS Savannah, and also where Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse first demonstrated the electric telegraph.
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Thomas Nast Home (Morristown) - 10/17/2014
This was the home of the German-born editorial cartoonist whose drawings in Harpers Weekly contributed to the downfall of Tammany Hall and also known as the creator of iconic images such as Santa Claus, the Democratic Donkey, and the Republican Elephant.
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T. Thomas Fortune House (Red Bank) - 4/25/2014
Also known as Maple Hill, this was the home of the leading journalist and civil rights advocate.
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Walt Whitman House (Camden) - 10/17/2013
The last residence of the poet, in his declining years before his death.
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Washington's Crossing (Titusville) - 5/20/2013
The location of Washington's crossing of the Delaware with a 2,400-man detachment of Continental Army, memorialized in Washington Crossing State Park.
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William Livingston House (Union) - 3/14/2014
Built in 1772 as a fourteen-room Georgian-style house, “Liberty Hall” was the home of William Livingston, the first Governor of NJ.
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William Trent House (Trenton) - 5/20/2013
Built by Trent in 1719 and the oldest house in the eponymous town, it has served as the residence for three Governors.
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