Best Princeton, NJ Attractions

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    10. Herrontown Woods Arboretum

    Alive with nature and seasonal beauty, this arboretum grants an inviting measure of quiet. The 142-acre site includes a stand of pine woods, along with more than thirty different species of trees. These, of course,...

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    8. Rutgers University

    With branches in New Brunswick/Piscataway, Camden, and Newark, the State University of New Jersey is an educational powerhouse. It began as a college in 1766 and enveloped other universities through the years to...

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    7. Rockingham Historic Site

    Built at the turn of the 18th century, this large frame home was George Washington's residence when the Continental Congress convened in Princeton. Washington, his wife, a handful of soldiers, and servants kept...

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    6. Princeton University Art Museum

    Marked by a large Picasso sculpture, this well-respected museum boasts a collection numbering almost 60,000 items. Instituted at the end of the 19th century, the facility was initially built around a donated...

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    5. Princeton University

    What began as the College of New Jersey in Elizabeth has evolved into one of the nation's most well-regarded and wealthiest universities. Established in 1746, Princeton offers an incredibly picturesque campus,...

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    4. Princeton Cemetery

    Since 1757, this cemetery has been the burial site for local families and for prominent Americans — for which reason it's been called the "Westminster Abbey of the United States." Affiliated with the Nassau...

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    3. Morven Museum and Garden

    This mid-18th century Georgian home was originally the home of Richard Stockton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Stockton's wife, Annis, named the home after a legendary Gaelic kingdom. At one...

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    2. Drumthwacket

    Built in 1835, this Greek Revival mansion was built by Charles Olden, then-governor of New Jersey. Many years later, after extensive renovations, the structure again serves as the governor's official home....

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    1. Bainbridge House

    This Georgian home, built in the late 18th-century, now houses the Historical Society of Princeton. The ordered, architecturally-rich brick structure charts the history of Princeton through artifacts, artwork, and...

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