Liberty Hall Museum

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Basic Information

Address: 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083
Phone Number: 908-527-0400

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Days and Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Description:

Students are filled with curiosity. As crucial as it is to read about history, it is equally, if not more important to see, touch and relive history. Whether it is playing with toys from more than 200 years ago or writing with a quill pen as our founding fathers once did, a trip to Liberty Hall gives students these opportunities.

Our programs meet a variety of New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and are conducted by museum educators who have a genuine love of history. Our hope for every student that walks through our doors is that he or she leaves with a greater appreciation for both their lives and our nation's history.

Grade Levels:
K-5
6-8
9-12
Program Type:

FROM CROWN TO COUNTRY

It’s 1776 and you must decide either to risk your life with William Livingston, elected New Jersey’s first governor and builder of Liberty Hall, as he declares New Jersey in rebellion from the British Empire or stand with William Franklin, New Jersey’s royal governor, as he fights to keep New Jersey loyal to King George III. Using period newspapers and documents, museum educators dressed in period clothing will transform your students into citizens of New Jersey in the 1770s. The program concludes with the students being asked to sign, with a quill pen on parchment, one of three oaths: Loyalty to the King, Loyalty to the Patriots or To Remain Neutral.

 

CHANGING CHILDHOOD

Using Liberty Hall as a time machine, students will take an extraordinary journey back in time. Students will explore five distinct generations, including:

  • The 1780s (American Revolution)
  • The 1820s (New Nation)
  • The 1860s (Civil War)
  • The 1900s (Industrial Revolution)
  • The 1940s (World War II)

Museum educators, dressed in period clothing, using artifacts, reproductions and hands-on activities, will spark your student’s imagination.

Admission/Tickets: $8 per student, $10 for additional adults
Registration: Must be made at least 2 week in advance
Food: Must bring bagged lunches
Length of Visit: minimum of 2 hours
Student/Staff Ratio: 12:1
Max. Group Number: 100
Exhibits: Exhibits are changed every year and can be added to your day.
Freebies: 1 free adult for every 10 students.
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Gift Shop
Amenities: Bathrooms
Directions: By Car

From NJ Turnpike
Take Turnpike to Exit 13A, follow signs to North Avenue West, which will take you to intersection of North Avenue and US Routes 1&9. Stay on North Avenue across 1&9 and follow it two miles to intersection of Morris Avenue. Turn right onto Morris and go 4/10 of a mile to driveway just before second traffic light. Turn right into driveway.

From Garden State Parkway Going South
Take Exit 141 (first exit after Union Toll Plaza). At end of exit ramp, turn left onto Vauxhall Road. Follow Vauxhall about one mile until it ends at Salem Road. Turn right onto Salem Road and go to the first light, which is Morris Avenue. Turn left onto Morris and go 3/4 of a mile to third light. Turn left into driveway.

From Garden State Parkway Going North
Take Exit 140 (US 22/Airport/82 East) and follow signs to Highway 82 East-Elizabeth. This will put you on Morris Avenue. Follow Morris Avenue about two miles: You will go under a railroad bridge. At second traffic light after bridge, turn left into driveway.

From Interstate 78
Take Interstate 78 to exit for Garden State Parkway. Follow signs to Parkway South and pick up directions for Parkway South.

From US Route 22
Take exit for Highway 82 East-Elizabeth. Pick up directions for Parkway North.

Mission Statement:

To create a self-sufficient historic center designed around Liberty Hall, providing a unique experience that is educational, entertaining and exciting.