Historic Jersey

Sinatra Song Showdown

December 1, 2015

What Frank Sinatra song sends you the most? Vote in our bracket-style elimination competition, Sinatra Song Showdown!...
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25 Days of Holiday House Tours

November 25, 2015

Tis the season to enjoy these wondrous holiday events....
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Alexander Hamilton’s slayer died in disgrace. The latest insult: He never got a musical. ...
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Pension Fight Inspires Film

October 16, 2015

Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, depicts Laurel Hester's fight to pass on her pension to partner Stacie Andree after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer....
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On October 18, sophisticated gear heads can view 90 classic cars at at the inaugural Edison Concours d’Elegance, on the grounds of Thomas Edison's estate....
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Newark turns 350 years old in 2016 and a year-long celebration kicks off this weekend. Take our quiz to learn about Newark's history!...
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The lesser-known attractions of Jersey's Ivy League haven....
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Journey through time as you traverse the streets of these historic downtowns on these frightening (and enlightening) ghost tours....
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Once a year, volunteers in Mendham crank up the historic Ralston Cider Mill. The result: A sweet and tangy juice that’s worth the wait....
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The Blast That Rocked NJ

September 10, 2015

On September 12, 1940, the Hercules Powder Company Kenvil Works plant explosion killed 51 people....
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Comedy Central's popular Drunk History is back for another booze-infused season of historical reenactments, and the season three premiere just so happens to feature the greatest place on earth. ...
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As "Hamilton" explodes on Broadway, we explore some of the famous spots where the founding father once tread....
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Elizabeth has changed, but not the DiCosmo family, which has made Italian ices the old-fashioned way for 100 years. ...
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President Cleveland is hungry! Too bad his namesake service area has been out of service since Hurricane Sandy....
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Relics of the 1920s, single-masted A Cats still skim the waters of Barnegat Bay....
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An ace pitcher from Bloomfield nearly makes history for the Chicago Cubs....
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Think you know your local history? Take our quiz to find out. ...
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Our 10-question quiz will determine if you have what it takes to call yourself a true New Jersey native....
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Defending the Fort

June 17, 2015

As Sandy Hook prepares to greet summer visitors, its guardians ponder the future of Fort Hancock. ...
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Visit this "Land Before Time" haven before it closes doors in September. ...
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