The New Jersey Town That Was Founded Before The American Revolution And Is Packed Full Of History
New Jersey was one of the thirteen original colonies and many of our towns predate the American Revolution… Gloucester City was founded all the way back in 1623 and offers a lovely little museum. Burlington was established in 1677 and is home to the oldest surviving church in New Jersey – St. Mary’s Episcopal, built in 1702. Our state’s capital was founded in 1719, Princeton was settled in the late 17th century, and Elizabeth (the original home of Princeton University) was chartered in 1664. Each of these towns has something special to offer but one of our favorite historic towns is Morristown.
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: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Have you been to Morristown? It’s worth a trip from anywhere in New Jersey. You’ll find some amazing shops and eateries, so check it out! To discover a Morristown shop that only sells made-in-Jersey goods, click here. For more on the Garden State’s most historic towns, click here.
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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