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July 10, 2009
You could be staying at beautiful Leith Hall this November! Photo courtesy of www.leithhall.com.

You could be staying at beautiful Leith Hall this November! Photo courtesy of http://www.leithhall.com.

Get out and explore the great Garden State this weekend, and while you’re at it, make sure to let PNJ know where you’ve been! Our “Best of New Jersey Heritage Tourism” contest remains in full swing, and you’ve got just THREE WEEKS left to send in your submissions for a chance at a FREE WEEKEND VACATON PACKAGE IN CAPE MAY this November!

For anyone who isn’t yet aware, you’ve got until August 3rd to submit a sentence or two about your favorite New Jersey heritage tourism site and a site photo here on our blog, as a comment or message to our Facebook or Twitter page, or in an e-mail to info@preservationnj.org. From August 3rd through August 10th, we¹ll run an online poll, asking the public to vote for the top pick of the submissions we’ve received. The nominator of the site that collects the most votes will WIN TWO NIGHTS AT LEITH HALL, one of Cape May’s premiere historic inns, and a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO CUCINA ROSA, rated one of the area’s best Italian restaurants!

Our submissions so far include:

Lucy the Elephant, Margate

The Garden State Parkway

The Old Barracks Museum, Trenton

Morristown National Historical Park

Ferry Slip Museum, Perth Amboy

Princeton University and Town

Howell Living History Farm, Lambertville

The Cape May Zoo

Read on to see what nominators are saying about these great heritage tourism sites! And nominate YOUR favorite site TODAY!!!!!

Lucy the Elephant- Super roadside kitsch! Built in 1881, Lucy is one of the Jersy Shore’s most histric, and most unique, attractions!

The Garden State Parkway- Who hasn’t met a vacation pal or two while sitting in summer traffic on the National Register-eligible Garden State Parkway?:)

The Old Barracks Museum, Trenton- “I pick this wonderful site because I went there on a field trip this year and learned so much. It gave a better picture in my mind of what the Revolutionary war was and how the soldiers felt. Everyone in my class loved it, and so did I.”

Morristown National Historical Park- “Come out to the Morristown National Historical Park. Our nation’s FIRST National Historical Park.!”

Ferry Slip Museum, Perth Amboy- “Come visit a site where history has been made for over 300 years!  A small maritime museum located in an authentic colonial ferry slip.”

Princeton University and Town- “My favorite spot is Princeton University and town.   The amount of history and the persons who made History at so many locations that it is hard to put them all in writing.
• The Princeton Cemetery is Full of the many historical figures of the last three centuries.
• With 12 historic homes of Stockton families and the home of Paul Tulane and his twenty  foot cemetery monument with his Statue on top.
• Battlefield Park where General Mercer was wounded and died
• and the home of Albert Einstein on Mercer Street.
Princeton is a wealth of Historical material.  No other place in New Jersey has so much
to offer in one location”

Howell Living History Farm, Lambertville- New Jersey’s agricultural history comes alive!

Cape May Zoo- One of the Jersey Shore’s most visited attractions, the The Zoo has an amazing number of animals, birds and reptiles. You never know what animals you will see!

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  1. July 19, 2009 3:04 pm

    I really like the following towns because they have worked so hard to make their downtowns look great. Some but not all of these are Main Street New Jersey towns that I have visted in the last six months. Others are places I have long admired : Salem, Bridgeton, Mt. Holly, Hammonton, South Orange, Boonton, Newton, Maplewood. Princeton, Burlington, Montclair, Tenafly, Red Bank, Highland Park, Englewood, Woodbury, Mullica Hill, Millville, Collingswood, Westfield, Lambertville, Cape May, Medford, Morristown, Hightstown. I know there are others that deserve mention, but this is meant to be a personal list of favorite downtowns.

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