On the campus of Kean University in Union, NJ sits a historic gem: the Liberty Hall Museum. Liberty Hall began as the Georgian-style home of William Livingston, a signer of the Constitution and the first NJ governor. Today, the residence is a 50-room Victorian mansion, with rooms filled with historical significance dating back to the American Revolution. History buffs and antique collectors or admirers will love taking a 15 passenger van rental ride to this local landmark.
Liberty Hall Museum has over 200 years of American artifacts, including furniture, toys, tools, textiles, ceramics, and more. The items in the New Jersey home were owned by over seven generations of Livingston and Kean families. According to the Liberty Hall Museum website, “The stories of their [the Livingston and Kean families] lives, passed down from generation to generation, tell how this family met the challenges of a changing nation.”
Guests of the home have included First President of the United States George Washington and his wife Martha Washington. Other presidential visitors were Ulysses S. Grant, Herbert Hoover, Gerald Ford, William Howard Taft, and George Herbert Walker Bush. One can even view letters from Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.
You can arrange a tour of the house and gardens, or you can wander the grounds on your own. Admission pricing is as follows:
- Adults: $10.00
- Kean Alumni: $8.00
- Seniors, College Students, Children (3-17): $6.00
- Children under 3: Free
- Liberty Hall Museum Members: Free
- Kean University Student/Faculty: Free
If you have a school group or organization, call the Liberty Hall Museum ahead of time to see what kind of accommodations or special programs might be available to you.
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