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Steamiest Places

This section includes local places likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks. You can think of it as a "Best of" section that features selected locations from the other sections. The term "steamiest" should be taken figuratively. You won't necessarily find steam-powered contraptions in all these places. Instead, these locations are rich in the elements that define steampunk: Victorian- or Edwardian-era technology, culture, history, personalities, oddities and so on.

Some descriptions in these listings are adapted from articles in Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0. See the full descriptions for details.

Farmingdale, NJ, USA

This living history museum re-creates the the Howell Iron Works, a 19th century factory town. . .

Morristown, NJ, USA

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

Morristown, NJ, USA

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

Cape May, NJ, USA

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

Chester, NJ, USA

Midnight Owl sells artisan crafts and gifts, many with a fantasy or steampunk look. . .

Morristown, NJ, USA

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

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. . .

Beach Haven, NJ, USA

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

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. . .

Paterson, NJ, USA

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

Roebling, NJ, USA

This museum has exhibits related to the history of Roebling, New Jersey, and the John A. Roebling's Sons Company. . .

Ogdensburg, NJ, USA

The Sterling Hill Mine Tour & Museum of Fluorescence is a former iron and zinc mine in Sussex County, New Jersey. . .

Edison, NJ, USA

The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park is a memorial to the inventor and businessman. . .

West Orange, NJ, USA

Thomas Edison National Historical Park preserves Thomas Edison's laboratory and residence in West Orange, New Jersey. . .

Tuckerton, NJ, USA

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

Camden, NJ, USA

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

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