List of National Historic Landmarks in New Jersey

This is a List of National Historic Landmarks in New Jersey and other landmarks of equivalent landmark status in the state. The United States National Historic Landmark (NHL) program is operated under the auspices of the National Park Service, and recognizes structures, districts, objects, and similar resources according to a list of criteria of national significance.[1] There are 58 NHLs in New Jersey.[2]

Current NHLs in New JerseyEdit

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There are NHLs in seventeen of the twenty-one counties in the state. Mercer County has fourteen NHLs, in and around Princeton, New Jersey.

[3] Landmark name Image Date designated[4] Location County Description
1 Abbott Farm Historic District December 8, 1976
Hamilton Township, Bordentown Township, and Bordentown
40°11′10″N 74°43′37″W / 40.186°N 74.727°W / 40.186; -74.727 (Abbott Farm Historic District)
Mercer and Burlington Largest known Indian Woodland village archaeological site inhabited from 500 BC to 500 AD; Encompasses John A. Roebling Park, Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh, and other nearby properties.
2 All Saints' Memorial Church December 23, 1987
40°23′54″N 74°01′15″W / 40.39837°N 74.02082°W / 40.39837; -74.02082 (All Saints' Memorial Church)
Monmouth A stone Gothic church designed by Richard Upjohn
3 Atlantic City Convention Hall February 27, 1987
Atlantic City
39°21′18″N 74°26′19″W / 39.354982°N 74.43866°W / 39.354982; -74.43866 (Atlantic City Convention Hall)
Atlantic The famous convention hall on Boardwalk used for everything from the Miss America pageant to WrestleMania
4 John Ballantine House February 4, 1985
40°44′35″N 74°10′17″W / 40.743166°N 74.171314°W / 40.743166; -74.171314 (John Ballantine House)
Essex Home of John Ballantine, of the Ballantine brewing family. Now part of the Newark Museum
5 Baltusrol Golf Club August 25, 2014
40°42′18″N 74°19′41″W / 40.705°N 74.328056°W / 40.705; -74.328056 (Baltusrol Golf Club)
Union The courses designed 1918–26 brought architect A. W. Tillinghast into prominence within American golfing.
6 Pietro and Maria Botto House December 17, 1982
40°56′06″N 74°11′18″W / 40.934875°N 74.188281°W / 40.934875; -74.188281 (Pietro and Maria Botto House)
Passaic Rallying point of the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913, now home to the American Labor Museum
7 Boxwood Hall November 28, 1972
40°39′49″N 74°12′37″W / 40.663608°N 74.210283°W / 40.663608; -74.210283 (Boxwood Hall)
Union Home of Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Congress, site of George Washington's luncheon before his inauguration, home of Jonathan Dayton, signer of the Declaration of Independence
8 Burlington County Prison June 24, 1986
Mt Holly
39°59′48″N 74°47′21″W / 39.996594°N 74.789262°W / 39.996594; -74.789262 (Burlington County Prison)
Burlington Oldest operating United States prison when it closed in 1965
9 Camp Evans October 16, 2012
Wall Township
40°11′06″N 74°03′28″W / 40.185°N 74.05777°W / 40.185; -74.05777 (Camp Evans)
Monmouth A former military base.
10 Cape May Historic District May 11, 1976
Cape May
38°56′13″N 74°54′40″W / 38.936814°N 74.911094°W / 38.936814; -74.911094 (Cape May Historic District)
Cape May The country's oldest seaside resort at the southernmost point in New Jersey
11 Clark Thread Company Historic District June 2, 1978
East Newark
40°45′07″N 74°09′43″W / 40.75189°N 74.162001°W / 40.75189; -74.162001 (Clark Thread Company Historic District)
Hudson A large cotton thread mill complex which helped lead to textile industrialization.
12 Grover Cleveland Home June 23, 1965
40°21′05″N 74°40′04″W / 40.351286°N 74.6677°W / 40.351286; -74.6677 (Grover Cleveland Home)
Mercer Home of Grover Cleveland after he left the White House
13 Craftsman Farms December 14, 1990
Parsippany-Troy Hills
40°51′27″N 74°28′48″W / 40.857399°N 74.480127°W / 40.857399; -74.480127 (Craftsman Farms)
Morris A farm and school for the Arts and Crafts movement, founded by Gustav Stickley
14 Albert Einstein House January 7, 1976
40°20′40″N 74°40′01″W / 40.344434°N 74.667034°W / 40.344434; -74.667034 (Albert Einstein House)
Mercer The home of Albert Einstein after his flight from Germany until his death.
15 Fort Hancock and the Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District December 17, 1982
Sandy Hook
40°27′50″N 74°00′10″W / 40.463889°N 74.002778°W / 40.463889; -74.002778 (Fort Hancock and the Sandy Hook Proving Ground Historic District)
Monmouth This coastal artillery base played an important part in the defense of New York Harbor
16 T. Thomas Fortune House December 8, 1976
Red Bank
40°20′29″N 74°04′26″W / 40.341478°N 74.073831°W / 40.341478; -74.073831 (T. Thomas Fortune House)
Monmouth Home of Timothy Thomas Fortune, a slave who became a leading Afro-American journalist and civil rights advocate
17 Georgian Court February 4, 1985
40°05′56″N 74°13′44″W / 40.098889°N 74.228889°W / 40.098889; -74.228889 (Georgian Court)
Ocean The former winter estate of millionaire George Jay Gould, now a university. It has a real tennis court, one of only forty five in the world
18 Grace Church December 23, 1987
40°43′51″N 74°10′28″W / 40.730722°N 74.1745°W / 40.730722; -74.1745 (Grace Church)
Essex Historic Episcopal Church. Grace Church's organist Samuel A. Ward composed the tune for "America the Beautiful." Designed by Richard Upjohn, this Gothic church was a major influence to other American Gothic revival architects.
19 Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Warehouse June 2, 1978
Jersey City
40°43′16″N 74°02′24″W / 40.721055°N 74.04002°W / 40.721055; -74.04002 (Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Warehouse)
Hudson Part of A&P's distribution network, this 9 story concrete building is now an artist live/work space.
20 Great Falls of the Passaic/Society for Establishing Useful Manufacturers H.D. May 11, 1976
40°54′58″N 74°10′54″W / 40.916189°N 74.181597°W / 40.916189; -74.181597 (Great Falls of the Passaic/Society for Establishing Useful Manufacturers H.D.)
Passaic A powerful and dramatic waterfall which also was heavy used during the Industrial Revolution
21 Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site October 12, 1994
39°54′37″N 75°01′38″W / 39.910318°N 75.027354°W / 39.910318; -75.027354 (Hadrosaurus Foulkii Leidy Site)
Camden Where the first relatively complete set of dinosaur bones in the world were discovered in 1858 by William Parker Foulke, a member of the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, and subsequently removed, preserved, and named (Hadrosaurus foulkii) by Joseph Leidy, also of the Academy..
22 Hangar No. 1, Lakehurst Naval Air Station May 23, 1968
40°01′44″N 74°19′00″W / 40.029011°N 74.316609°W / 40.029011; -74.316609 (Hangar No. 1, Lakehurst Naval Air Station)
Ocean Site of the Hindenburg disaster on May 6, 1937
23 Joseph Henry House January 12, 1965
40°20′58″N 74°39′32″W / 40.349369°N 74.658878°W / 40.349369; -74.658878 (Joseph Henry House)
Mercer Home of Joseph Henry, whose scientific research on electromagnetic self-inductance led to the electrical telegraph. He was also the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
24 Hermitage May 22, 1970
41°00′24″N 74°07′10″W / 41.006661°N 74.119444°W / 41.006661; -74.119444 (Hermitage)
Bergen A stone house where George Washington stayed during the American Revolutionary War, it was later the site of the wedding of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost. Now a museum.
25 Hinchliffe Stadium February 25, 2013
40°55′06″N 74°10′52″W / 40.9183°N 74.1811°W / 40.9183; -74.1811 (Hinchliffe Stadium)
Passaic A 1930s-era baseball stadium used to play Negro league baseball during the Jim Crow era.
26 Holland Tunnel November 4, 1993
Jersey City and New York, NY
40°43′47″N 74°02′18″W / 40.729787°N 74.03826°W / 40.729787; -74.03826 (Holland Tunnel)
Hudson, NJ and New York, NY One of the earliest examples of a ventilated design, the Holland Tunnel crosses under the Hudson River connecting New Jersey and Manhattan
27 Francis Hopkinson House July 17, 1971
40°08′54″N 74°42′50″W / 40.148325°N 74.713889°W / 40.148325; -74.713889 (Francis Hopkinson House)
Burlington The home of Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
28 Horn Antenna December 20, 1989
40°23′27″N 74°11′05″W / 40.390752°N 74.184859°W / 40.390752; -74.184859 (Horn Antenna)
Monmouth Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson discovered the microwave background radiation that permeates the universe using this antenna. This work earned them the 1978 Nobel Prize for Physics and contributed to the confirmation of the Big Bang theory.
29 Lawrenceville School February 24, 1986
40°17′38″N 74°43′49″W / 40.293889°N 74.730377°W / 40.293889; -74.730377 (Lawrenceville School)
Mercer A boarding school typically associated with Princeton University
30 William Livingston House November 28, 1972
40°40′43″N 74°13′43″W / 40.67849°N 74.228718°W / 40.67849; -74.228718 (William Livingston House)
Union Home of William Livingston, member of the first and second Continental Congress, signer of the United States Constitution, and first elected Governor of New Jersey. Now part of the Kean University
31 Lucy the Margate Elephant May 11, 1976
Margate City
39°19′14″N 74°30′43″W / 39.320647°N 74.511903°W / 39.320647; -74.511903 (Lucy the Margate Elephant)
Atlantic Built in 1882, this six-story elephant-shaped architectural folly is the oldest example of zoomorphic architecture
32 Maybury Hill November 11, 1971
40°22′03″N 74°38′29″W / 40.367457°N 74.641457°W / 40.367457; -74.641457 (Maybury Hill)
Mercer Boyhood home of Joseph Hewes, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
33 Minisink Archeological Site April 19, 1993
Delaware Water Gap NRA
41°05′36″N 74°59′32″W / 41.093454°N 74.992247°W / 41.093454; -74.992247 (Minisink Archeological Site)
Sussex, NJ and Pike, PA This archeological site was one of the most important Munsee Native American communities during the initial contact with the American colonials
34 Monmouth Battlefield January 20, 1961
Freehold Township
40°15′49″N 74°19′11″W / 40.263669°N 74.319817°W / 40.263669; -74.319817 (Monmouth Battlefield)
Monmouth Site of an American victory during the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Monmouth on June 28, 1778 was also where the legend of Molly Pitcher started. Re-enactments of the battle take place annually in June.
35 Morven July 17, 1971
40°20′51″N 74°40′01″W / 40.347492°N 74.666953°W / 40.347492; -74.666953 (Morven)
Mercer Built in 1754 by Richard Stockton (1730-1781), a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It served as the New Jersey Governors mansion from 1945 until 1982 and is now a museum.
36 Nassau Hall October 9, 1960
40°20′55″N 74°39′34″W / 40.348739°N 74.65935°W / 40.348739; -74.65935 (Nassau Hall)
Mercer The oldest building at Princeton University and the largest in New Jersey when it was built in 1754. It served as the home of the American government from June to November 1783.
37 Thomas Nast Home January 29, 1964
40°47′30″N 74°28′50″W / 40.791756°N 74.480428°W / 40.791756; -74.480428 (Thomas Nast Home)
Morris One of the first editorial cartoonists, Thomas Nast, helped bring down Tammany Hall and created iconic images of Santa Claus, the Democratic Donkey, and the Republican Elephant
38 Navesink Light Station February 17, 2006
40°23′47″N 73°59′09″W / 40.396266°N 73.985775°W / 40.396266; -73.985775 (Navesink Light Station)
Monmouth A twin light station that guided ships into New York Harbor and was the first use of Fresnel lenses in the United States.
39 New St. Mary's Episcopal Church June 24, 1986
40°04′37″N 74°51′42″W / 40.077078°N 74.861768°W / 40.077078; -74.861768 (New St. Mary's Episcopal Church)
Burlington This Gothic Revival style church was designed by Richard Upjohn and modeled after St. John's Church in Shottesbrooke, England
40 Abel and Mary Nicholson House February 16, 2000
Elsinboro Township
39°31′10″N 75°29′11″W / 39.519529°N 75.486348°W / 39.519529; -75.486348 (Abel and Mary Nicholson House)
Salem A rare pristine example of a Delaware Valley patterned brick building
41 Old Barracks November 28, 1972
40°13′12″N 74°46′07″W / 40.219871°N 74.768658°W / 40.219871; -74.768658 (Old Barracks)
Mercer Only remaining colonial barracks, Hessian troops were captured here after George Washington crossed the Delaware River in December 1776.
42 Old Queens, Rutgers University May 11, 1976
New Brunswick
40°29′56″N 74°26′47″W / 40.49875°N 74.44625°W / 40.49875; -74.44625 (Old Queens, Rutgers University)
Middlesex Oldest building at Rutgers University, fine example of Federal architecture on a college campus
43 Palisades Interstate Park January 12, 1965
West bank of Hudson River
41°00′11″N 73°54′58″W / 41.003091°N 73.916202°W / 41.003091; -73.916202 (Palisades Interstate Park)
Bergen, NJ, Rockland, NY, and Orange, NY A joint New York and New Jersey organization, it includes 24 parks and eight historic sites, covering over 100,000 acres (405 km²) along more than 20 miles (32 km) of Hudson River shoreline. It also operates the Palisades Interstate Parkway, which travels through the park, along the Hudson River
44 Paulsdale December 4, 1991
Mt Laurel
39°57′24″N 74°55′50″W / 39.956667°N 74.930692°W / 39.956667; -74.930692 (Paulsdale)
Burlington Birthplace and home of Alice Paul, a leader in the Women's suffrage movement
45 President's House July 17, 1971
40°20′57″N 74°39′37″W / 40.349104°N 74.660205°W / 40.349104; -74.660205 (President's House)
Mercer John Witherspoon lived in this home for the President of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University) between 1768 through 1779. During this time he also served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence
46 Princeton Battlefield January 20, 1961
40°19′54″N 74°40′32″W / 40.331538°N 74.675564°W / 40.331538; -74.675564 (Princeton Battlefield)
Mercer After the Battle of the Assunpink Creek, the Continental Army, led by General George Washington, engaged the British here, leading to the British surrender on January 3, 1777
47 Prospect February 4, 1985
40°20′50″N 74°39′24″W / 40.347097°N 74.656633°W / 40.347097; -74.656633 (Prospect)
Mercer A fine example of John Notman's architecture. It formerly served as the official home of the President of Princeton University, and is now the faculty club. Woodrow Wilson lived from 1902 to 1910, prior to entering politics.
48 Radburn April 5, 2005
Fair Lawn
40°56′33″N 74°06′59″W / 40.94237°N 74.116302°W / 40.94237; -74.116302 (Radburn)
Bergen An early planned community which aimed to separate traffic by transportation mode. It introduced the residential superblock.
49 Red Bank Battlefield November 28, 1972
National Park
39°52′17″N 75°11′22″W / 39.871371°N 75.18941°W / 39.871371; -75.18941 (Red Bank Battlefield)
Gloucester Site of the Battle of Red Bank on October 22, 1777
50 Ringwood Manor November 13, 1966
41°08′20″N 74°15′19″W / 41.138952°N 74.255294°W / 41.138952; -74.255294 (Ringwood Manor)
Passaic Manor of ironmaster Robert Erskine, who served George Washington here.
51 Sandy Hook Light January 29, 1964
Sandy Hook
40°27′42″N 74°00′07″W / 40.461667°N 74.001944°W / 40.461667; -74.001944 (Sandy Hook Light)
Monmouth The oldest working lighthouse in the United States
52 Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club October 5, 1992
40°21′59″N 73°59′01″W / 40.366486°N 73.983564°W / 40.366486; -73.983564 (Seabright Lawn Tennis and Cricket Club)
Monmouth One of the oldest active tennis clubs in the United States
53 Shadow Lawn February 4, 1985
West Long Branch
40°16′46″N 74°00′19″W / 40.279467°N 74.005336°W / 40.279467; -74.005336 (Shadow Lawn)
Monmouth Palatial home built for the president of the F.W. Woolworth Company. Now Woodrow Wilson Hall, part of Monmouth University.
54 The Speedwell Village Factory May 30, 1974
40°47′50″N 74°28′51″W / 40.797219°N 74.48083°W / 40.797219; -74.48083 (The Speedwell Village Factory)
Morris Birthplace of the electric telegraph.
55 Elizabeth Cady Stanton House May 15, 1975
40°55′33″N 73°57′16″W / 40.925803°N 73.954556°W / 40.925803; -73.954556 (Elizabeth Cady Stanton House)
Bergen Home of Elizabeth Cady Stanton from 1868 to 1887.
56 William Trent House April 15, 1970
40°12′46″N 74°45′58″W / 40.212692°N 74.766031°W / 40.212692; -74.766031 (William Trent House)
Mercer Home of William Trent, founder of Trenton, New Jersey, and also home to several Governors of New Jersey
57 Washington's Crossing January 20, 1961
Titusville, NJ and Yardley, PA
40°19′52″N 74°51′49″W / 40.331111°N 74.863611°W / 40.331111; -74.863611 (Washington's Crossing)
Mercer, NJ and Bucks, PA New Jersey location of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River leading up to the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776, includes Washington Crossing Historic Park in Pennsylvania
58 Walt Whitman House December 29, 1962
39°56′33″N 75°07′26″W / 39.9425°N 75.123889°W / 39.9425; -75.123889 (Walt Whitman House)
Camden The final residence of poet Walt Whitman

Historic areas in the United States National Park SystemEdit

National Historic Sites, National Historic Parks, National Memorials, and certain other areas listed in the National Park system are historic landmarks of national importance that are highly protected already, often before the inauguration of the NHL program in 1960, and are often not also named NHLs per se. There are four of these in New Jersey. The National Park Service lists these three together with the NHLs in the state,[5] These are:

Landmark name
Image Date established[6] Location County Description
1 Paterson Great Falls[7]   November 7, 2011 Paterson Passaic A National Natural Landmark and site of mills and mill races originally developed by the Society of Useful Manufacture in late 1700s that are a Civil Engineering Landmark
2 Ellis Island (part of Statue of Liberty National Monument)[8]   May 11, 1965 Jersey City Hudson Immigration processing depot from 1892-1954. A portion of Ellis Island is in New York.
3 Thomas Edison National Historical Park   September 5, 1962 West Orange Essex Inventor Thomas Alva Edison's laboratory and residence, Glenmont
4 Morristown National Historical Park   March 2, 1933 Morristown Morris American Revolutionary War sites: Jockey Hollow, Fort Nonsense, and Ford Mansion

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmarks Program: Questions and Answers". Retrieved 2007-09-21.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). National Park Service. March 2013. Retrieved 2011-07-04..
  3. ^ Numbers represent an alphabetical ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  5. ^ These are listed on p.114 of "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State"
  6. ^ Date of listing as National Monument or similar designation, from various sources in articles indexed.
  7. ^ "Paterson Great Falls". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
  8. ^ "Ellis Island Time". Staue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. 2003-01-16. Retrieved 2010-08-15.

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