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


JULY 4TH JUBILEE

Each year, in honor of Independence Day, Morven hosts a FREE event to celebrate our American heritage at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Highlights include FREE admission into the museum, garden tours, music, children’s activities and so much more!


What Does it Mean to be an American? A Community Conversation

Morven is honored to collaborate with the National Writing Project and Rider University for a screening of the film American Creed in Morven’s Stockton Center and a community conversation on what it means to be an American.


Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop

Spend a springtime afternoon as Victorian women, like Harriet Stockton might have, creating pressed flower art. Learn the “love language” of flowers, enjoy an illustrated powerpoint on this Victorian art form, and create artwork of your own special design suitable for framing.

 
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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