If you’ve never visited New Jersey, you might not associate it with museums and outdoor recreation. What with 130 miles of shoreline, the bright lights of Atlantic City, and tons of fine dining, you might not realize that there are over 200 museums and 31 state parks. Or that within just nine miles of each other, you can visit both the New Jersey State Museum and Washington Crossing State Park, both located along the 301-mile-long Delaware River.

Head to the websites for The New Jersey State Museum and Washington Crossing State Park for the most up-to-date information on hours, pricing, exhibits, and schedule of events.

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