These 17 Historic Villages In New Jersey Will Transport You Into A Different Time

As one of the first states in America (New Jersey was the 3rd state to ratify the Constitution), we have a LOT of history. Our past is an important part of our present, and we don’t want to forget it. We’re very lucky to have historic sites and villages that help to preserve our heritage for future generations. You can find these gems scattered throughout New Jersey; here are a few that will immerse you in the past. Please note that I’ve focused more on organized historic attractions than towns with historic merit like Princeton or Ringwood.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you been to any of these historic villages? Which was your favorite? Are there any others I forgot? Let me know in the comments, I love keeping New Jersey’s history alive!