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
Join historian and film producer Dr. Lawrence Hogan, Negro league’s last team Captain of the Kansas City Monarchs and All Star James Robinson, and poet Kevin Kane for a multifaceted presentation on the complex relationships in “Blackball” during America’s era of segregation.
Join Dr. Leslie Heaphy for an enlightening afternoon highlighting both women’s baseball before 1915 and 19th century black baseball in New Jersey. Dr. Heaphy, chair of the Women in Baseball Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research, is an Associate Professor of History at Kent State University at Stark and published author in the area of the Negro Leagues and women’s baseball.
For over a century, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden, has introduced readers to the beautiful and transformative power of the garden. Morven Museum & Garden and the Cotsen Children’s Library are partnering to host activities, games, and take-home crafts galore, all related to the beauty of the botanical realm.
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.
Explore historic gardens from the 18th and 19th centuries, including a Colonial Revival Garden and our Kitchen Garden.