The Princeton Public Library is dedicated to offering a wide range of books for people of all ages, covering almost every genre. In addition, they have various programs and events for children, parents and young adults.
One of the best museums in the country boasting over 72,000 artifacts, the Princeton University Art Museum enjoys its location on the grassy campus of the Princeton University. The collections are stunning and cover ancient Islamic Art, Asian Art, lithographs, prints, photographs, pottery, sculpture, African and European Art from across several centuries.
Founded on October 22, 1746 Princeton University is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. It offers courses in a number of diverse fields ranging from arts and humanities to social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. It is also one of the world’s most prestigious research universities. The financial program of the university is also quite expansive, aimed at picking up competent students from all economic backgrounds and social classes, so as to allow everyone to be capable of affording world-class education at Princeton.
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park has many historic structures like 19th Century cobblestone spillways, bridges, stone culverts, bridge tender houses and so on. The park is teeming with greenery and makes for a great spot to engage in activities like jogging, horseback riding, hiking, biking and more.
Carnegie Lake is a reservoir with picturesque environs where rays of sunlight bounce off of a pristine surface. The lake is owned by the Princeton University and is used for boating, fishing, ice skating and other fun activities.
Built in 1925, St. Lucy's Church was established to serve the city's Italian diaspora. The brick and stone building was constructed in the Romanesque style of architecture, but the real treasures can be found in the church interiors. Studded with awe-inspiring murals, frescoes and sculptural work, the church interiors are a spectacular affair and warrant a visit. Built in 1925, this historic church found its place in the prestigious National Register of Historic Places in the year 1998. St. Lucy's Church is the National Shrine of St. Gerard.
Constructed in 1834, this two storied home called, 'The Blackwells Mills Canal House' was built for the bridge tenders and their family. The house was a home to several tender bridges and their families. This site maintains the original integrity of the house and it displays furniture, exhibits, several household items and furnishings of the mid 19th century. A great place to learn how the bridge tenders and their families lived. The site hosts several educational events and other activities at the house.
East Jersey Olde Towne Village is a historic site encompassing several ancient structures of the valley. A visit here will present one with architectural structures from the 18th and 19th Century. Some of the structures found here are Church Of The Three Mile Run, New Brunswick Barrack's - a replica erected, Indian Queen Tavern and many others. The site has a permanent exhibition of Raritan Valley's artifacts. Visit the place to know in depth about the culture of the community and to listen to lectures delivered on the history of the period.
Dating back to the 18th Century, the Cornelius Low House has been around for much of New Jersey's history. Originally serving as the home to wealthy merchant Cornelius Low, Jr., the house has been converted into a museum showcasing exhibits about local history. Throughout the years, the house has undergone renovations but retains its original charm and architecture.