- April - December: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
- Tours every hour, last tour at 3 pm
- Hourly guided tours
- introductory video
- school programs
- special events
- Gift shop
- bus parking
- partial ADA (not Liberty Hall itself)
- Adults $12
- children and seniors $8
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083
Liberty Hall was built in 1772 as a fourteen-room country estate for William Livingston, New Jersey's first state governor. This 23-acre National Historic Landmark, located on the campus of Kean University, chronicles more than 240 years of New Jersey and American history through the lens of the Livingston and Kean Families.
William Livingston served as a member of the First and Second Continental Congress and as brigadier general of the New Jersey militia. He was also a signer of the United States Constitution. In August 1776, Livingston became New Jersey’s first elected governor. He spent much of the war evading British troops. During that time, the house was heavily damaged by both British and American troops. He and his family returned to their home in 1783. Early in the 19th century, the home passed to the Kean family through Governor Livingston’s niece, Susan Livingston Kean. The house was greatly expanded during the 19th century, and remained in the Kean family until it was opened to the public as a museum.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Start your visit at the Visitor Center
- See the orientation Film
- Take a guided tour of Liberty Hall and the gardens.
- See the changing exhibits in the house.
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Photos courtesy of ©Jerry Casciano