Museums in North Jersey

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North New Jersey is home to over 80 museums, making it easy for you and your little ones to learn about our state in fun, interactive environments.  Go great heights at the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum in Teterboro, celebrate America’s greatest passtime at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, or take an underground tour through the mines of the Sterling Museum of Mining in Ogdensburg.  This guide will help plan your family’s next museum adventure, whether you are looking to go big at the Statue Liberty National Monument, or stay local at your town’s Historical Society Museum.

Are you looking to browse all of New Jersey’s 230+ museums?  Visit our Central Jersey Museums and South Jersey Museums guides.

Here are the Museums in North New Jersey:

Bergen County:

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Aviation Hall of Fame in Teterboro, Photo via njahof.org

African Art Museum of the SMA Fathers – 23 Bliss Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670
Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey400 Fred Wehran Dr, Teterboro, NJ 07608
Belskie Museum of Art & Science – 280 High St, Closter, NJ 07624
Fort Lee Museum – 1589 Parker Ave, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
The Hermitage – 335 Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum – 705 Kinderkamack Rd, Oradell, NJ 07649
Historic New Bridge Landing – 1205 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661
Kearney HouseNorth End of Alpine Picnic Area in Palisades Interstate Park, Alpine, NJ 07630
Little Red Schoolhouse – Riverside Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Maywood Station Museum – 269 Maywood Ave, Maywood, NJ 07607
Meadowlands Museum – 91 Crane Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070
Pascack Historical Society Museum – 19 Ridge Ave, Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Ridgewood Schoolhouse Museum – 650 E Glen Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Westwood Heritage Society MuseumWestwood Train Station, Broadway and Westwood Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675
Wortendyke Barn Museum – 13 Pascack Rd, Park Ridge, NJ 07656

Essex County:

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Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum in East Orange, Photo via jerseyexplorer.net

Charles S. Schultz House – 30 N Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
Crane House and Museum
 110 Orange Rd, Montclair, NJ 07042
George Segal Gallery at Montclair Univerisity – College Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
Grover Cleveland Birthplace – 207 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell, NJ 07006
Historical Society of Bloomfield Museum  90 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Jersey Explorer Children’s Museum – 192 Dodd St, East Orange, NJ 07017
Jewish Museum of New Jersey – 145 Broadway, Newark, NJ 07104
John Ballantine House – 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
Millburn-Short Hills Historical Museum Society – Station Plaza, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Montclair Art Museum – 3 S Mountain Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
New Jersey Historical Society – 52 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102
Newark Museum – 49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102a
Nutley Museum65 Church Street, Nutley, NJ 07110
Paul Robeson Galleries Rutgers University Newark 350 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
Thomas Edison National Historical Park 211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052
Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University – 400 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079

Hudson County:

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Statue of Liberty National Monument, Photo via statuecruises.com

Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum – 1841 Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Bayonne Community Museum – 229 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002
Bayonne Fire Museum – 10 W 47th St, Bayonne, NJ 07002
Ellis Island National Museum of ImmigrationEllis Island, Jersey City, NJ
Hoboken Historical Museum – 1301 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hoboken Fire Museum – 213 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Jersey City Museum – 350 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Kearny Museum – 318 Kearny Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032
Liberty Science Center – 222 Jersey City Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Mana Contemporary – 888 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Museum of Russian Art – 80 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Statue of Liberty National Monument – Liberty Island, Jersey City, NJ

Morris County:

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Imagine That! A New Jersey Children’s Museum in Florham Park

Acorn Hall – 68 Morris Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
Boonton Historical Society and Museum
 210 Main St, Boonton Township, NJ 07005
Butler Museum – 1 Ace Rd, Butler, NJ 07405
Denville Historical Society & Museum – Diamond Spring Rd, Denville, NJ 07834
Dover History Museum – 55 W Blackwell St, Dover, NJ 07801
Imagine That Discovery Museum for Children – 4 Vreeland Rd, Florham Park, NJ 07932
King Store & Homestead Museum – 209 Main St, Ledgewood, NJ 07852

Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum – State Park , Landing, NJ 07850, 07860
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum – 45 MacCulloch Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960
Montville Township Historical Museum – 6 Taylortown Road, Montville, NJ 07045
Morris Museum – 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
Morris Plains Museum – 51 Jim Fear Dr, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Morristown National Historical Park – 30 Washington Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960
Mount Tabor Historical Society and Museum – 32 Trinity Place, Mount Tabor, NJ 07878
Museum of Early Trades and Crafts – 9 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940
Pequannock Museum –  477 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Randolph MuseumMillbrook Avenue at Freedom Park, Randolph, NJ 07869
Schuyler-Hamilton House – 5 Olyphant Pl, Morristown, NJ 07960
Silas Riggs Saltbox House – 213 Main St. in Ledgewood, Roxbury NJ 07852
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms – 2352 NJ-10, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Washington Township Historical Society Museum – 6 Fairview Avenue, Long Valley, NJ 07853
Whippany Railway Museum 1 Railroad Plz, Whippany, NJ 07981

Passaic County:

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Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, Photo via yogiberramuseum.org

American Labor Museum – 83 Norwood St, Haledon, NJ 07508
Clifton Arts Center and Sculpture Park – 900 Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ 07013
Dey Mansion – 199 Totowa Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
Hamilton Van Wagoner House Museum – 971 Valley Rd, Clifton, NJ 07013
Lambert Castle Museum – 3 Valley Rd, Paterson, NJ 07503
Paterson Museum – 2 Market St #102, Paterson, NJ 07501
Ringwood Manor – 1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456
Schuyler Colfax-House Historic House Museum – 2343 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ 07470
Skylands Manor  – 5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Van Duyne House – 533 Berdan Ave, Wayne, NJ 07470
Van Riper-Hopper Historic House Museum – 533 Berdan Ave, Wayne, NJ 07470
West Milford Museum – 179 Cahill Cross Rd # 202, West Milford, NJ 07480
Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center – 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ 07424

Sussex County:

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The Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, Photo via stirlinghillminingmuseum.org

Foster-Armstrong House – 320 River Rd. (Rt. 521), Montague, NJ 07827
Franklin Mineral Museum – 32 Evans St, Franklin, NJ 07416
Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum – 240 Demarest Rd, Sparta Township, NJ 07871
Hill Memorial Museum – 82 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07860
Nelden-Roberts Stonehouse 501 Rt. 206 N., Montague, NJ 07827
Newton Fire Museum – 150 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860
Old Monroe School House – 412 NJ-94, Sparta Township, NJ 07871

Old Schoolhouse and Firehouse Museum – 6 Passaic Ave, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
Rosenkrans Museum – 82 Main St, Newton, NJ 07860
Snowmobile Barn Museum – 928 Cedar Ridge Rd, Newton, NJ 07860
Space Farms Zoo and Museum 218 County Road 519, Sussex, NJ 07461
Sterling Hill Mining Museum – 30 Plant St, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439
Stillwater Historical Museum – 900 Main Street, Stillwater, NJ 07875
Sussex County Art & Heritage Council Museum – 133 Spring St, Newton, NJ 07860
Van Bunschooten Museum – 1097 NJ-23, Sussex, NJ 07461
Vernon Township Historical Society Museum – 173 Barrett Rd, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422
Waterloo Village – Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ 07874

Warren County:

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Shipped Manor Museum in Oxford Township, Photo via lehighvalleylive.com

Hackettstown Historical Society Museum – 106 Church St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Hillbrook Village Old Mine Road & Hillbrook Road, Hardwick, NJ 07825
Hope Historical Society Museum – 323 High Street, Hope, NJ 07844
Jim and Mary Lee Morris Canal Museum – 477 County Route 519, Stewartsville NJ 08886
Museum of White Township – 555 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ
Phillipsburg Railroad Historians Museum10 Pine Alley, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Rutherford Hall – 1686 County Rd 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Shippen Manor Museum 8 Belvidere Ave, Oxford, NJ 07863
Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead – 3026 Belvidere Road, Harmony Township, NJ 08865
Warren County Historical Society Museum – 313 Mansfield St, Belvidere, NJ 07823

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Chelsea is a freelance writer and photographer based in the kid-friendly community of Asbury Park, and she loves sharing tips and news about this cultural beach town with NJMOM readers. When she’s not discovering new bike trails, playing in her handbell choir, or reading on the beach, Chelsea works as a Children’s Library Associate at a public library. You can catch her out in Asbury Park watching her husband play drums with talented local artists – be sure to come say hello!