Public Programs

There’s something for everyone at The New Jersey Historical Society! Programs for the public at NJHS help all audiences interpret the collections and exhibitions through a variety of sensory experiences appropriate to specific ages.

Adult programs include walking tours, a brown bag lunch series, panel discussions, an audio guide tour of an exhibition, and other thematic programs. Programs for families are interactive and inter-generational and include weekly Saturday art/history programs, self-guided games, and twice-yearly family festivals. NJHS is barrier-free and many services such as tactile maps, audio guide tours, and assistive listening devices are available for visitors with disabilities. For what’s going on this month, check out our current calendar of events.

Group tours are available Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Reservations are required. Guided tours are $5 per person. Self-guided programs are $4 per person. To schedule a program, please call the Education Department at (973) 596-8500.

  • Introduction to The New Jersey Historical Society: Guided tour of current exhibitions and our historic 1926 building.
  • Theme Programs: Special programs to match the needs and interests of your group. Theme programs can include, but are not limited to: Architectural Walking Tours, Decorative Arts, New Jersey Manuscripts, and Collecting Contemporary History. Please call the Education Department to arrange a special program. Additional fees may apply.
  • Self-Guided Viewing: Adult groups wishing to tour at their own pace will be provided with a 15-minute overview of the building’s history and our current exhibitions.


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