Built in the 1750s, Morven's history begins as the home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Come learn who else made Morven their home!
Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey, and serves as the gateway to this university town. Located in the former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion, Morven showcases the cultural heritage of the Garden State through exhibits of fine, folk, and decorative arts and educational programs.Come experience Morven and discover something new about New Jersey!
Located on two floors of the restored mansion, the museum’s elegant galleries feature permanent and temporary exhibitions that explore the history and culture of New Jersey with a special focus on Morven.
The Boudinot Collection, on loan from the Princeton University Art Museum, features 18th and early 19th century portraits, porcelain, silver, and furniture that descended in the Boudinot family, members of which had intermarried with the Stocktons. Stockton family portraits on exhibit include works by Thomas Sully, Charles Lawrence, Christian Gullagher, and others.
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