The Morven Museum and Garden opened its doors in 2004. It is located at 55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ 08540. Over the years, it has welcomed countless dignitaries. Among these are President John F. Kennedy and Princess Grace, as well as New Jersey-born astronaut Buzz Aldrin and actor David Niven. It has also hosted several holiday events, including the Festival of Trees.

If you’re a fan of classic Christmas scenes, you’ll love the museum’s enchanting decorations. Its rooms feature an array of ornaments, including framed art, hand-made rugs, and beautiful holiday decorations. The collections include items gathered from local businesses and garden societies.

The Morven Museum and Garden’s exhibits span over two centuries and six galleries. Visitors can learn about the many famous Stocktons that have lived in the mansion, including Commodore Robert Stockton (a signer of the Declaration of Independence) and General Robert Wood Johnson (who was the Chairman of Johnson from 1928 to 1944). Visitors will also be able to view historic photographs. A must read

One exhibit at the Morven is about the Bell System, the world’s first telephone company. Ma Bell: The Mother of Invention in New Jersey features historical artifacts from the Bell System in NJ. The exhibition spans the years from the late 19th century through 1984. After the monopoly ended, seven ‘Baby Bells’, or Regional Bell Operating Companies, emerged in the state. The Morven Museum and Garden has acquired loans from the AT&T Archives and History Center and the MIT Museum. The exhibition also includes pieces from Telesat Canada.

The Morven Museum and Garden features five acres of gardens and a collection of decorative arts. It is located near Princeton University. Visitors can also borrow works of art from the Boudinot Collection of the Princeton University Art Museum. A formal lawn dotted with grand trees and beds of heirloom annuals from the 18th and 19th centuries are a highlight of the garden. During the last year, the garden donated 500 pounds of produce to the local soup kitchen. Learn more here