The Great New Jersey Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2021: A Guide to All 36 Locations

Register today to start submitting your Garden State selfies.

NOTE: Entries for the 2021 Scavenger Hunt are no longer being accepted.

Welcome to the Great New Jersey Monthly Scavenger Hunt 2021, presented by Walter Bauman Jewelers. We’ve created six categories, each with six iconic New Jersey destinations. Submit a selfie from all six destinations in any one category, and you’ll be eligible for a prize drawing. Complete all six categories (36 destinations), and you’ll be eligible for a drawing for our Grand Prize—a $250 Walter Bauman Jewelers gift card and more!

Remember, it’s free to play and there’s nothing to buy. All you have to do is register here. To help you on your way, the guide below provides descriptions and photos for each of the 36 locations. You can also click here to download a printable checklist.


Photo by Laura Baer

Walter Bauman Jewelers

This family-owned, New Jersey-based business traces its roots back to 1868. For your selfie, head to the West Orange location and step inside to the special Scavenger Hunt display. 653 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange.

Photo by Colin Miller

Demarest Railroad Depot

The Romanesque Revival-style station, with Gothic elements, was built in 1872 from a design by the same architect as the original Metropolitan Opera House in New York. 38 Park Street, Demarest.

Courtesy of Al Frazza/

Alexander Hamilton Memorial

A bronze bust of Alexander Hamilton sits atop a pillar marking a cliff-top spot above the duelling grounds where Aaron Burr fired the shot that killed Hamilton on July 11, 1804. Alongside the pedestal is a boulder on which Hamilton legendarily rested his head after suffering the mortal wound. You’ll come for the history, but stay for the view of New York City. Hamilton Avenue, Hamilton Park, Weehawken.

Photo via Brian Logan/Shutterstock

Teardrop Memorial

Officially called “To the Struggle Against World Terrorism,” Bayonne’s 9/11 memorial was a gift from the Russian government. The 10-story sculpture stands at the end of the former Military Ocean Terminal. 51 Port Terminal Boulevard, Bayonne.

Courtesy of Hot Dog Johnny’s

Hot Dog Johnny’s

A New Jersey landmark in the community of Buttzville since 1944, this colorful roadside attraction is still run by the founders’ daughter. Come hungry. 333 Route 46, Belvidere.

Photo by Laura Baer

Kip’s Castle

This 9,000-square-foot replica of a medieval Norman castle was built between 1902 and 1905 by industrialist Frederic Ellsworth Kip and his wife, Charlotte. Now the property of the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, it provides extraordinary views of New York City to the east. 22 Crestmont Road, Verona.


Photo via Shutterstock

The Orchid Range, Duke Farms

This ornamental building was the first to be constructed at Duke Farms, the vast estate of tobacco heiress Doris Duke. Today, the Orchid Range is home to an impressive array of subtropical and tropical orchids. Take your selfie outside the building or inside with the blooms. 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough.

Courtesy of Weird NJ/Mark Moran

Light Dispelling Darkness fountain

Unveiled in 1938, this park fountain was created by sculptor Waylande Gregory. The unique sculpture, centered around a 15-foot pillar holding the earth, is meant to depict a reality where science, industry and education prevail over war, famine, pestilence, death, greed and materialism—each of which is depicted by a figure on the fountain. 151 Parsonage Road, Edison.

Photo by Ken Schlager

Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge

This 84-foot-long, one-lane passage over Wickecheoke Creek is New Jersey’s last authentic covered bridge. Built in 1872, it was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. For your selfie, drive through the bridge and turn right on Upper Creek Road to find turnoffs for parking. 707 Rosemont Ringoes Road, Stockton.

Courtesy of The Bent Spoon

The Bent Spoon

Gabrielle Carbone and Matthew Errico opened this popular ice cream shop in 2004. Their selection rotates through over 550 flavors, with 24 available at a time—including such unique offerings as Sun Gold Saffron sorbet (made with tomatoes) and even shiitake mushroom. If you have a sweet tooth, pick up a treat to co-star in your Bent Spoon selfie. 35 Palmer Square West, Princeton.

Photo by Colin Miller

Red Bank Station

The three-story Victorian-stick style building dates to 1875. Notable visitors over the years include presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Franklin D. Roosevelt. 175 Monmouth Street, Red Bank.

Courtesy of Brian Kutner

Roebling Museum

The museum documents the engineering innovations of the Roebling family, whose paternal head, John A. Roebling designed the Brooklyn Bridge. Take your selfie at the vintage museum building or with any of the giant steel artifacts in the outdoor exhibit area. 100 2nd Avenue, Roebling.


Courtesy of The Walt Whitman Association

Walt Whitman House

Constructed in 1848, the old abode of poet Walt Whitman now serves as a New Jersey State Historic Site and a National Historic Landmark. The wood-framed Greek-revival house is the only home Whitman ever owned. 328 Mickle Boulevard (or MLK Jr. Boulevard), Camden.

Courtesy of Indian King Tavern

Indian King Tavern

Built in 1750, this classic tavern is the site where New Jersey transitioned from colony to state. It became New Jersey’s first historic site in 1903, and to this day functions as a museum. 233 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

Courtesy of Delsea Drive-In

Delsea Drive-In Theatre

Once one of many, the Delsea is the last drive-in theater in New Jersey. Opened in 1949, the modern-day Delsea offers two nightly features during the warm-weather months. Take your selfie in front of the marquee at the theater’s entrance. Please park on the apron in front of the entrance driveway or on the shoulder of Route 47. 2203 S. Delsea Drive, Vineland.

Courtesy of Berlin Historical Society

Long-A-Coming Depot

The oldest existing train station in New Jersey, this modest structure was built in 1856 for the Camden & Atlantic Railroad. It served as a depot until 1969 and is now used as a meeting place for local groups. 65 Washington Avenue, Berlin.

Courtesy of Weird NJ/Mark Moran

Mighty Joe the Gorilla

This fearsome, 25-foot-tall statue originally ruled over the Wildwood boardwalk as Kongo-Pongo. Later, he ambled over to a South Jersey go-kart track. He’s now at home inside a fence at the appropriately named Mighty Joe’s Gas, Grill and Deli. 1231 US Highway 206, Shamong.

Greenwich Tea Party Monument. Courtesy of Al Frazza/

Greenwich Tea Party Monument

We all know of the Boston Tea Party. New Jersey’s patriots had a tea burning of their own on December 22, 1774. The monument, dedicated in 1908, celebrates the 23 local men who were believed to have taken part. 1027 Ye Greate Street, Greenwich.


Photo via David Nevil/Shutterstock

Tillie the Clown, Wonder Bar

Tillie, or at least a version of him, was brought to Asbury Park by Coney Island developer George C. Tilyou in 1913. Today’s Tillie—now in storage—originated at Asbury Park’s Palace Amusements building in the 1950s. A Tillie replica smiles down from the side of the must-visit bar and music venue Wonder Bar, where artist Lelsie Steigelman painted his famous grin. 1213 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park.

Photo via Shutterstock

Sea Girt Lighthouse

This lighthouse’s beacon was first lit on December 10, 1896. The lighthouse, whose light filled the void between the lights of Navesink and Barnegat, became the first shore-based beacon to be outfitted with radio signal transmitting-towers in 1921. Today, the restored structure is open for tours. 9 Ocean Avenue, Sea Girt.

Springsteen Guitar sculpture

Located on the corner of E Street and 10th Avenue, this 8-foot-tall replica of Bruce Springsteen’s Fender Esquire guitar commemorates Springsteen’s Belmar connection. This is the E Street where Springsteen got the name for his band, and some believe the 10th Avenue that inspired his song “10th Avenue Freezeout.” 517 10th Avenue, Belmar Public Library, Belmar.

The Chicken or the Egg

This Beach Haven staple opened its doors for the first time on Memorial Day Weekend 1991 before upgrading to a larger venue in 1993. Commonly known as “Chegg” to adoring fans, this seasonal, 24/7 eatery is famously a big after-the-bar snack spot. 207 North Bay Avenue, Beach Haven.

Courtesy of Craig Terry

Sightseer Tramcar

This bright-yellow trackless train service started trucking passengers along the two-mile stretch of Wildwood boardwalk on June 11, 1949. The 2021 opening date is May 7; after that, you are free to snap a selfie. 5300 Boardwalk, Wildwood.

Courtesy of Cape May MAC

Emlen Physick Estate

There are dozens of restored Victorian homes in Cape May; this is the only one open to the public as a museum. Built in 1879, it is now owned by the city of Cape May and operated by Cape May MAC. 1048 Washington Street, Cape May.


Photo by Laura Moss

Firemen’s Monument

Standing 28 feet tall, the Firemen’s Monument depicts a local firefighter holding a small child in his left arm. The bronze statue was erected in Church Square Park in May 1891 to honor the local volunteer fire department. 401 Willow Avenue, Hoboken.

Courtesy of The Dept. of DEP/Division of Parks & Forestry

Boxwood Hall

Located just east of downtown Elizabeth, Boxwood Hall is a centuries-old house museum, originally constructed in 1750. Today the home is a National Historic Landmark for its association with lawyer, politician and president of the Continental Congress, Elias Boudinot. 1073 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth.

Photo by Ken Schlager

Ford Mansion

Here’s your chance to be “in the room where it happened.” This large, Georgian-style home was built in the 1770s and served as the headquarters for General George Washington and his aides-de-camp, including Alexander Hamilton, in the winter of 1779–80. 30 Washington Place, Morristown.

Photo by Laura Baer

Monmouth Battlefield sign

Visit the state park at the site of one of the biggest battles of the American Revolution. The June 1778 clash—considered a standoff—gave us the legend of Molly Pitcher, a local woman who took her husband’s place at his cannon after he was mortally wounded. 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan.

Courtesy of Famartin/Wikimedia Commons

Trenton Battle Monument

The Battle of Trenton in December 1776 was a significant victory for Washington’s army in the American Revolutionary. The Trenton Battle Monument, created in 1893, towers over an area called Five Points, where American artillery defeated Hessian soldiers. 348 North Warren Street, Trenton.

Courtesy of Rev. Dr. Renee McKenzie-Hayward

Peter Mott House

Named for an African-American preacher, this Lawnside home served as a station along the Underground Railroad. Inhabited by Mott and his wife, Eliza, who helped escaped slaves seek refuge, the house is the oldest property within the township. 26 Kings Court, Lawnside.


Photo by Laura Baer

Whitney Houston mural

The legacy of music great Whitney Houston lives on in 1,000 pounds of colorful hand-cut glass on a radiant mosaic in Newark’s Central Ward. The mural looks down from the side of a luxury apartment complex in the city of the singer’s birth. 45 William Street, Newark.

Photo by Laura Moss

Jersey City Wave mural

The most prominent mural from Jersey City’s public art program, this massive wave is meant to symbolize themes of the town’s growing cultural influences, the strength of nature, and its waterfront location. 121–125 Newark Avenue, Jersey City.

Photo by Olivia Beach

Raritan River Ways mural

Curated from anecdotes of those who have been utilizing and tending to the Raritan River for years, this mural overlooks state Route 18 and reminds passersby to “look toward the river.” 1–399 Memorial Parkway, Boyd Park, New Brunswick.

Photo by Olivia Beach

Global Fiesta mural

This slender downtown mural is a celebration of the human experience, done in admiration of cultural diversity through the portrayal of vibrancy and motion in anthropomorphic figures. 424 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park.

Photo by Jim Connolly

Ruthie & Andre mural

Created by local artist Mike “Porkchop” LaVallee, the 20-foot-tall Asbury Park seascape depicts a seal (Andre) and a mermaid (Ruthie) bubbling underwater. It’s one of 28 murals created for the city’s Wooden Walls Project. South end of the Sunset Avenue Pavilion, Asbury Park.

Courtesy of Carol M. Highsmith/ Library of Congress

City Invincible mural

“In a dream, I saw a city invincible” is a line from poet Walt Whitman, who lived his final years in Camden. It’s now the city’s official proverb. The mural is a collage of all things beautiful in Camden, creatting a sense of hope and perseverance for all observers. Market Street and Haddon Avenue, Camden.

Read more Jersey Living articles.

By submitting comments you grant permission for all or part of those comments to appear in the print edition of New Jersey Monthly.

Required not shown
Required not shown