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.

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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.