Morven, former governor's mansion in Princeton, converted to a museum

(10/17/04) PRINCETON - A piece of New Jersey's history reopened to the public on Sunday. Morven, once the governor's mansion on Stockton Street in Princeton, has been restored and converted into a museum.

After five years of renovations, the 10,000-square foot historical home is open again for tours. The home was built in the 1750s by Richard Stockton, who went on to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Stockton had many famous visitors at the home including George Washington. In 1928, Robert Wood Johnson of the Johnson and Johnson company leased the home from the Stockton Family. The Georgian style home served as the governor's mansion to five governors beginning in the 1950s. The last governor to call Morven home was Brendan Burn.

The fee to tour the inside is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors. Tours are given Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekends from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

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