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VISIT HISTORIC NEW BRIDGE LANDING
The historic buildings are ONLY open for events by BCHS volunteers.
Visit our
event page to see our events. T
he grounds are open to the public, dawn-to-dusk.

ADDRESS: 
1201 Main St, River Edge, NJ 07661 (Use for directions)
US Mail: BCHS, PO Box 55, River Edge, NJ 07661-0055

PHONE: 
(201) 343-9492, answering machine 

EMAIL:
contactBCHS@bergencountyhistory.org

EVENT ADMISSION FEE:

$12 adult, $7 children, BCHS members are free,
unless the event is ot
herwise noted. 

The historic buildings are ONLY open for events by BCHS volunteers. See our Event Schedule web page.


HOURS:

The grounds are open to the public to tour, dawn-to-dusk.  Stroll across the 1889 Swing Bridge over the Hackensack River. Find out about the site byway of the Interpretive panels and take QR code History Challenge.


ACCESSIBILITY:
The houses are connected by a ADA compliant
gravel walking path.

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DIRECTIONS:

Historic New Bridge Landing is located on the west bank of the Hackensack River on Main Street, River Edge, NJ. Nearby streets are marked with BROWN Historic New Bridge Landing signs. HNBL is only 5.6 miles west from the George Washington Bridge and New York City.

BY CAR: Free parking in the HNBL parking lot
From Exit 161 on the Garden State Parkway North or Rt. 17, take exit for Route 4 East and travel about 2 miles, take the exit for Hackensack Ave. North / River Edge and proceed north on Hackensack Ave. through 2 traffic lights and bear right onto the jughandle to Main St, River Edge. Parking is on left by the HNBL Blue Sign. Historic buildings are located on along north side of Main St. and east of Hackensack Ave.

 

From Route 4, take the exit for Hackensack Ave. North / River Edge and proceed north on Hackensack Ave through 2 traffic lights and bear right onto the jughandle to Main St., River Edge. Parking is on left by the HNBL Blue Sign. Historic buildings are located on along north side of Main St. and east of Hackensack Ave.

 

BY TRAIN: 

Take the Pascack Valley line to "New Bridge Landing at River Edge" Train Stop. Walk EAST across the tracks to Hackensack Avenue. Walk one block NORTH to the traffic light. At the traffic light, walk cross Hackensack Avenue, traveling EAST on Main Street. Enter Historic New Bridge Landing at the corner of Main Street & Hackensack Avenue and follow the gravel path through the historic site.

BCHS VISITOR GUIDELINES

We want to create a welcoming environment at our in-person and virtual events.  We ask that visitors refrain from disorderly or disruptive conduct that interferes with or distracts from other visitors' enjoyment of Bergen County Historical Society (BCHS) Events.  Please follow these guidelines:

  • Conduct that poses any risk to other visitors or to BCHS personnel, collections, buildings, grounds, or parking lots is not permitted.

  • Interaction with BCHS personnel and other visitors should be cordial and respectful at all times.

  • Disruptive behavior is not permitted. (shortened this)

  • Charitable solicitations, leafleting, signature gathering, picketing, and press conferences by visitors are not permitted.

  • Commercial endeavors are not permitted on BCHS grounds unless written permission has been granted.

Violations of the BCHS Visitor Guidelines may result in removal from an event.

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The museum site of Historic New Bridge Landing is located on the west bank of the Hackensack River on Main Street, River Edge, NJ. Nearby streets are marked with brown "Historic New Bridge Landing" signs. The historic buildings are open for special events throughout the year. See our events page to see schedule.

 

We have six interpretive signs throughout the historic site. We suggest visitors wear walking shoes when going between the houses. Free parking for the museum site is available in the HNBL parking lot at the corner of Hackensack Ave and Main Street, River Edge, NJ.

 

Garbage: Carry In, Carry Out.

 

Dogs are allowed on the grounds but must be kept on a leash and they are not allowed in the historic houses.

 

No metal detecting or digging are allowed by law and may be subject to fines.

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Existing kiosk near the Steuben House
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