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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


SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY: BAROQUE MUSIC & VICTORIAN FLOWERS AT MORVEN

Morven is participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s national Museum Day, offering free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders. The days events include free admission to Morven, Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop, and concert performance by “Generations Baroque Ensemble”.


Tea/Tour/ & Take a Walk to Celebrate Richard Stockton’s 289th birthday

Celebrate Richard Stockton’s birthday with an enlightening walking tour through the Mercer Hill neighborhood featuring Stockton family landmarks with Wiebke Martens and Jennifer Jang, authors of Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours. The authors have designed this special tour on Princeton’s rise and the Stockton family’s legacy just for Morven.


History, Tragedy, and Comedy: The Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field

Baseball historian John Zinn brings little-known baseball lore to light (what were they ‘dodging’ in Brooklyn?) expanding on details featured in Morven’s exhibition. Mr. Zinn’s book available for purchase and signing separately following discussion.

 
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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