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
Morven is pleased to partner with the John F. Peto Studio Museum, to present a new look at trompe l’oeil art in New Jersey. Trompe l’oeil, pronounced “tromp loi,” is a French phrase meaning “to deceive the eye,” which is used to describe paintings that create the illusion of a three dimensional scene.
One of the wealthiest women in America when she inherited her father's Postum company (later General Foods) at age 27 in 1914, Marjorie Merriweather Post went on to be a pioneering business woman, serious art collector, generous philanthropist, and noted hostess throughout her long life.
Explore the art of trompe l’oeil with professional muralist and trompe l’oeil artist Lisa Walsh.
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.
Explore historic gardens from the 18th and 19th centuries, including a Colonial Revival Garden and our Kitchen Garden.