Morven Museum & Garden

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THE MUSEUM

A National Historic Landmark, Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. The home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion, Morven showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

The mission of Historic Morven, Inc. is to preserve the National Historic Landmark known as Morven by operating it as a museum and public garden that educates diverse audiences and showcases its rich history and the cultural heritage of New Jersey.

 
 

 

What’s Happening at Morven


Tour Morven’s Reimagined Historic Gardens

Enjoy a 45-minute tour of what's in bloom in Morven’s  reimagined gardens! Garden guides will share how the house and gardens evolved under each family that resided at Morven.


Talking Baseball with Bob Ryan & Art Shamsky moderated by Bill Glovin

‘69 Mets World Series winning baseball star Art Shamsky and ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” celebrity journalist Bob Ryan share professional baseball highlights and insights with noted New Jersey sportswriter Bill Glovin. Q&A and book signings follow discussion. Ryan and Shamsky’s books available for purchase and signing separately following discussion.


Inside Early New Jersey Baseball with historian John Zinn

Discussion and Q&A with vintage baseball historian and co-curator of Morven’s baseball exhibition. Museum galleries open before and until 4:00 p.m. following program.

 
Morven's Center Hall,  1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of the New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

Morven's Center Hall, 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of the New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

 
Richard Speedy

Richard Speedy

 
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HOURS OF OPERATION

Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tours of the first floor are given on the hour at 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The second floor is self-guided. 

 
 
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THE GARDEN

Explore historic gardens from the 18th and 19th centuries, including a Colonial Revival Garden and our Kitchen Garden.

 
 

 
Morven Portico , c. 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

Morven Portico, c. 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

 

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