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THE MUSEUM

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

Masters of Illusion: The Legacy of John F. Peto

Morven is pleased to partner with the John F. Peto Studio Museum,  to present a new look at trompe l’oeil art in New Jersey.  Trompe l’oeil, pronounced “tromp loi,” is a French phrase meaning “to deceive the eye,” which is used to describe paintings that create the illusion of a three dimensional scene.


NEW BRUNSWICK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SALON: HOMAGE

Morven welcomes the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra for a Salon afternoon featuring a musical mix of contemporary and traditional classical works reflecting, or honoring, earlier compositions.  This first-time chamber orchestra event in Morven’s Stockton Education Center provides an intimate, informal Salon tradition of music, conversation, and light refreshments.



GARDEN WINNERS: VEGETABLE AND FLOWER RECOMMENDATIONS FROM MORVEN'S HORTICULTURIST PAM RUCH

On April 10 Pam shares her current list of “winners” vegetables and flowers that local gardeners should plan on enjoying this year. Illustrated lecture followed by Q&A.

 
Morven's Center Hall,  1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of the New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

Morven's Center Hall, 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of the New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

 
Richard Speedy

Richard Speedy

 
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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. 

 
 
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THE GARDEN

Explore historic gardens from the 18th and 19th centuries, including a Colonial Revival Garden and our Kitchen Garden.

 
 

 
Morven Portico , c. 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of New Jersey State Archives, Department of State. 

Morven Portico, c. 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of New Jersey State Archives, Department of State. 

 

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