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The grounds are open to the public, dawn-to-dusk (free.)
There are no numerical limits for indoor or outdoor gatherings. To save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, you should wear a mask and social distance if you are not vaccinated, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick. COVID-19 remains a threat, particularly at indoor gatherings with unvaccinated individuals. Follow the safety tips from the CDC and the NJ Department of Health to protect yourself and avoid putting your loved ones at risk. Visit the NJ Covid Information Hub for more directions.
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
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 certificate of completion by email in a few days. More info.
A 45-minute BCHS video about Historic New Bridge Landing has been selected to participate in a national forum “America’s Summer Roadtrip.” BCHS wrote & produced this video, now available.
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.
PODCAST INTERVIEW: Bergen County Commissioner Mary J. Amoroso interviewed BCHS Past President Deborah Powell on March 19, 2021 about the Bergen County Historical Society, Historic New Bridge Landing and BCHS plans for a new museum, as part of the County's podcast series.
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.
Bergen County Historical Society