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This section includes local history museums, historic houses and other sites of historical significance. Museums focusing on the history of science, technology or industry are listed in the "Science & Technology" section. Museums focusing on natural history are listed in the "Creatures" and/or "Science & Technology" section. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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Atlantic City, NJ, USA

The Absecon Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse in the north end of Atlantic City. . .

Morristown, NJ, USA

Acorn Hall is an 1853 Victorian Italianate mansion in Morristown . . .

Haledon, NJ, USA

The American Labor Museum aims to advance "public understanding of the history of work, workers and the labor movement throughout the world. . ."

Somers Point, NJ, USA

The society maintains a library and museum focusing on the history of Atlantic County, best known as the location of Atlantic City. . .

River Edge, NJ, USA

The society operates Historic New Bridge Landing. . .

Blairstown, NJ, USA

Local history museum. . .

Camden, NJ, USA

Local history group.

Piscataway, NJ, USA

The Cornelius Low House is a Georgian manor in Piscataway, New Jersey. . .

Plainfield, NJ, USA

Local history museum. . .

Piscataway, NJ, USA

The Village includes original, reconstructed, and replicated 18th and 19th century vernacular architecture typical of farm and merchant communities of Central Jersey. . .

Greater Cape May, NJ, USA

The society operates The Colonial House Museum. . .

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Morristown, NJ, USA

Speedwell Ironworks was an ironworks where Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse first demonstrated the electric telegraph. . .

Princeton, NJ, USA

Local history museum. . .

Hoboken, NJ, USA

The Hoboken Historical Museum presents rotating exhibitions and activities related to the history, culture, architecture and landmarks of the city. . .

Landing, NJ, USA

Local history museum. . .

Paterson, NJ, USA

This large property, built in 1892 by silk manufacturer Catholina Lambert, is now a museum operated by the Passaic County Historical Society. . .

Union, NJ, USA

The Liberty Hall was built in 1772 as a 14-room Georgian-style house and later expanded into a 50-room Victorian Italianate mansion. . .

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Morristown, NJ, USA

This museum includes original works by 19th century political cartoonist Thomas Nast. . .

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Cape May, NJ, USA

This non-profit aims to promote "the restoration, interpretation and cultural enrichment of greater Cape May . . ."

Montclair, NJ, USA

The Montclair History Center operates four historic houses. . .

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Morristown, NJ, USA

This art, science and history museum includes the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata. . .

Princeton, NJ, USA

Morven Museum & Garden is a historic 18th-century house that served as the New Jersey governor's mansion for nearly four decades in the 20th century. . .

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Madison, NJ, USA

The Museum of Early Trades and Crafts was founded to house a collection of over 8,000 tools and artifacts used in New Jersey before 1860. . .

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Beach Haven, NJ, USA

This museum houses artifacts about shipwrecks and other aspects of New Jersey's maritime history. . .

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Lakehurst, NJ, USA

The society operates a heritage center at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, best known as the site of the 1937 Hindenburg airship disaster. . .

Newark, NJ, USA

The New Jersey Historical Society operates a history museum and publishes the academic journal, New Jersey History. . .

Trenton, NJ, USA

The New Jersey State Museum is operated as part of the New Jersey Department of State. . .

Toms River, NJ, USA

The commission has information about artists and historic locations in the county. . .

Toms River, NJ, USA

Local history museum. . .

Trenton, NJ, USA

The Old Barracks Museum is the only remaining colonial barracks in New Jersey. . .

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Paterson, NJ, USA

This park recognizes the role of Paterson, N.J. in the early industrial development of the United States. . .

Salem, NJ, USA

The society operates the Alexander Grant Mansion House and the Josephine Jaquett Memorial Library. . .

Flemington, NJ, USA

The Samuel Fleming House, also known as Flemington Castle, is a historic home in Hunterdon County. . .

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Tuckerton, NJ, USA

The Tuckerton Seaport is a working maritime village and museum. . .

Vineland, NJ, USA

The Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society is the oldest local historical society in New Jersey. . .

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Camden, NJ, USA

The Walt Whitman House in Camden was the last residence of American poet Walt Whitman. . .

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