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A new capital campaign

To raise funds for the construction of a new history museum at Historic New Bridge Landing in River Edge, NJ has been announced by the Bergen County Historical Society. The critical fundraising efforts kick-off begins President’s Day, February 22, 2023 to coincide with Washington’s birthday. The goal is to build a world-class permanent museum that will herald and display a collective history of New Jersey.

Help make history!

The grounds are open to the public, dawn-to-dusk (free.)


We open the historic buildings for events to the extent possible. We do charge for events, 100% goes to our mission. Please visit our event page for the latest and greatest info.

History Scavenger Hunt Challenge at Historic New Bridge Landing

FUN FOR STUDENTS! New metal signs installed 2/19/23! Find the 12 QR code signs at HNBL. Focus your camera phone on the QR code and a link to a 2-minute video will pop up. Tap link to learn info so you can enter your answer for each sign question below. When finished with the list, tap the submit button. You will receive feedback & a history certificate of completion by email in a few days. More info.

New Bridge served as a battleground, fort, encampment ground, military headquarters, and intelligence-gathering post in every year of the American Revolution. The Steuben House, a state historic site, is the only extant building remaining from the 1776 Retreat through Bergen County, the Retreat to Victory. The house was Washington's HQ while 14,000 soldiers camped nearby for 2 weeks in 1780. The State of New Jersey invited the Bergen County Historical Society to make its HQ here in 1939. 

The Bergen County Historical Society is the largest landowner at Historic New Bridge Landing and the largest historical society in New Jersey. Our collections were begun in 1902 when the organization was founded. They represent the largest collection of artifacts and documents reflecting Bergen County History.

Videos Selections:

Historian Kevin W. Wright on "These are The Times that Try Men's Souls."
Filmed in the Steuben House, May 2015 by MidBergenCommunities.
We lost Kevin in October 2016.



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