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Historic Sites

Boxwood Hall Historic Site
Built about 1750, Boxwood Hall became the residence of Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Congress that ratified the Peace Treaty with Great Britain. George Washington visited his friend Boudinot in 1789 on his way to New York for his first inauguration. For information call: (973)648-4540

Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal Historic Site
From 1892 through 1954, the CRRNJ Terminal stood with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to unfold one of this nation's most dramatic stories: the immigration of northern, southern and eastern Europeans, among others, into the United States. After being greeted by the Statue of Liberty and processed at Ellis Island, these immigrants purchased tickets and boarded trains at the Terminal to their new homes. For information call: (201)915-3400

Grover Cleveland Birthplace
In 1837, Grover Cleveland was born in this house while his father was minister to the First Presbyterian Church of CaIdwell. For information call: (973)226-0001

Indian King Tavern
On March 10, 1777, the New Jersey Assembly met at the Indian King Tavern and approved the adoption of the Great Seal of New Jersey. Six months later, the Assembly met again at the tavern and enacted a law substituting the word "state" for "colony" in all commissions, writs and indictments. For information call: (609)429-6792

Walt Whitman House
Received many visitors during that time including the painter Thomas Eakins, naturalist John Burroughs and writers Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker. The house is furnished with a number of pieces owned and used by Whitman. For information call: (609)964-5383

Tourist Attractions

New Jersey State Aquarium
The New Jersey State Aquarium offers over 80 exhibits including more than 4,000 fish and some 500 species. The Aquarium is located minutes from Philadelphia on the Delaware River Waterfront. For information call: (609)365-3300

Atlantic City
Atlantic City is America's favorite playground for casino gaming, world-class entertainment and family attractions. Visitors can stroll along America's first Boardwalk and or try their luck in one of the resorts 13 glittering casinos. Atlantic City also provides visitors with a vast array of activities, including exciting nightlife, great dining, golfing, historic treasures, beaches, boating and fishing. For information call: (609)348-7100

Ellis Island
Ellis Island was known as the "Gateway to America" for more than 12 million immigrants who passed through the facility between 1892 and 1954 in search for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and economic opportunity. Because of its unique historical importance, Ellis Island was declared part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965. After a six-year renovation, it reopened to the public as a museum in 1990. For information call: (201)435-9499

Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park and Safari
Six Flags Great Adventure unleashes its biggest year ever. New additions in '99 make this the largest regional family theme park in the nation! With 25 new rides and attractions, this means more fun and thrills for everyone and less waiting in line. Plus, right next door is the Six Flags Wild Safari, the world's largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. This 350-acre wildlife preserve stretches 4.5 miles and features 11 themed sections with nearly 1,200 animals. For information call: (732)928-1821

Meadowlands Sports Complex
There is something for everyone of all ages at the Meadowlands Sports Complex, including football, basketball, hockey, soccer, music, and horse racing. The complex includes Giants Stadium, Continental Airlines Arena, and Meadowlands Racetrack. The Meadowlands Sports Complex is also home of the Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey. (handicapped accessible). For information call: (201)935-8500

Salem County Historical Society Museum and Library
Housed in a complex of historic buildings, The Salem County Historical Society maintains a fine regional museum and research library. The buildings date from the 18th-20th centuries and include the John Jones Law Office (c1735), believed to be the oldest law office building in the United States. Located in the heart of Salem's Market Street National Register Historic District, the Society museum presents long-term and changing exhibitions featuring its extensive collections of regional fine, folk and decorative arts and furnishings. Group tour and student programs are available and welcomed. The research library features an extensive collection of archival and printed sources on regional and family history. For information call: (856)935-5004