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The grounds are now open to the public, dawn-to-dusk, please refer to the NJ Governor Executive orders for COVID-19 advisory on park use. The historic buildings are currently closed, visit our event page as we begin to be able to schedule events Summer 2020.
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.
The 240th Anniversary of the Raid on Paulus Hook August 17th, 2019
Calico Frolic, an evening of dance and music, with Ridley & Anne Enslow at Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge, NJ, in 2019.
The Enslows are on fiddle and hammered dulcimer.
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The Bergen County Historical Society welcomes those who wish to support our mission which is to collect and preserve data and objects of significance to the history of the United States and to Bergen County in particular, while promoting historical awareness through our programming and publications. We are an independent, volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. 100% of your donation goes to our mission.
Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ