Historic Jersey

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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In her new novel, Judy Blume recalls the scary days when airplanes seemed to rain from the skies over her native Elizabeth....
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These Garden State spots each have their own unique stories to tell....
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Our favorite, little-known Garden State factoids, courtesy of Russell Robert's book "Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey."...
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Simple tools and a bit of patience yield fossils aplenty at Big Brook....
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For one not-so-memorable year, the Newark Peppers brought big-league baseball (with 10-cent bleacher seats) to the Garden State. ...
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