Places to Visit

Princeton University Art Museum: The museum features approximately 70,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary art. It is located in McCormick Hall on the University campus and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Self Guided Campus Tours:

Prospect House and Garden: Prospect Mansion was given to the college in 1878 for use as a residence for the president’s. The Garden was later re-designed by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, when her husband was president of Princeton University.

McCarter Theater: Located at 91 University Place, McCarter Theatre Center is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 of the finest professional theater, dance, music, comedy, magic and family performances each year. McCarter Theater is the recipient of the coveted “Tony Award.” (609) 258 – 2787

Albert Einstein House: Einstein House is located at 112 Mercer Street. It is a white frame 2-story house with a large front porch in Greek revival style. Please note, this is a private residence; it is not open to the public. Einstein lived in this house from 1933 until his death in 1955.

Princeton Battlefield State Park: The battlefield, site of the first U.S. victory during the Revolution, is located at 500 Mercer Street, ½ mile south of Olden Lane. The Clark House Museum, the house where General Hugh Mercer died after the Battle of Princeton was also used as a hospital following the battle of 1777. (609) 921-0074

Institute Woods: The grounds surrounding The Institute for Advanced Study, can be accessed off Mercer Street, or from the end of Springdale or Olden Lane. There are many walking paths, some leading to the canal, some to the battlefield, and some to a bird sanctuary. Excellent bird watching is possible.

Drumthwacket: Mansion built circa 1834 for Charles S. Olden, Governor of New Jersey during the Civil War. Enlarged in the late 1890s. Now owned by the State of New Jersey, it is the official residence of the Governor. For guided tours, call (609) 683 – 0591.

Grounds for Sculpture/Rat’s Restaurant: A 35-acre sculpture park with two museum buildings on the site of the former NJ State Fairgrounds. The beautifully landscaped grounds and historic, renovated building feature changing exhibitions of contemporary sculpture. Tue – Sat, 10 am – 6pm year round. 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton

Morven Museum & Garden: Morven, former home of New Jersey’s governors, is a short way down Stockton Street, the west end of Nassau Street. Located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton. (Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Princeton Canoe and Kayak Rental: Located on Lake Carnegie, entrance on Alexander Road, Princeton. (609) 452 – 2403. Saturday & Sunday in April.

Terhune Orchards: A family-owned farm with 200 acres of fruits and vegetables. Farm Market open year round, pick your own. (609) 924-2310