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Attractions & Things to Do in Princeton, NJ

Check Out Local Farms and College Campuses

Serene and secluded, Chauncey's 370-acre setting offers wonderful choices for recreation in all seasons. Whether you choose a workout in the state of the art fitness center or swim in the year round indoor salt water heated pool there are many activities to choose from.  You'll enjoy scenic views of the woods, lake and local wildlife. Seasonal recreation includes privileges at Tournament Player's or The Ridge at Backbrook golf courses. Complimentary bicycles to explore the woodland acres surrounding Chauncey, nature trails for walking, running or biking.  Chauncey is conveniently located just minutes from Princeton University and The Lawrenceville School. 

Terhune Orchards

Terhune Orchards is a family, owned and operated 200-acre farm in Princeton, NJ. The Mount Family is the 10th generation of farmers in central New Jersey and have been at our current location for over 40 years providing fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a community destination.


Cherry Grove Farm

Cherry Grove Farm is a diversified, sustainable dairy farm and creamery situated on 480 acres of woodland, wetland and pasture in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, making award-winning farmstead cheeses from our grass-fed raw cows’ milk. Our cheeses are made in small batches and aged on the farm, with attention paid to the craft of artisanal cheesemaking. Each piece reflects the distinct flavors, aromas and seasonal variations of our unique terroir. Developed from classic European recipes, our cheeses are American originals.


Sourland Mountain Spirits

New Jersey's first farm distillery since prohibition in Hopewell, NJ distilling small-batch gin and artisanal liquors on Double Brook Farm.  Local, Fresh, Handcrafted, Small Batch Spirits Produced in a Picturesque Setting.


Princeton University

Princeton University is a private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1746 in Elizabeth as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolutio


Rider University

Rider University is a private university in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. It consists of five academic units: the College of Business Administration, the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences, the College of Continuing Studies, and the Westminster College of the Arts.


The College of New Jersey

A highly selective public residential college focusing on the undergraduate experience. Seven schools—Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Engineering; Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science; and Science—offering more than 50 liberal arts and professional programs.


The Lawrenceville School

College-preparatory school in Lawrenceville, New Jersey


Palmer Square

Palmer Square is a public square and planned development in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey across from Nassau Street and Princeton University that today forms a collection of shops, restaurants, offices and residential spaces.


Princeton University Art Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum is the Princeton University's gallery of art, located in Princeton, New Jersey. Founded in 1882, it now houses over 92,000 works of art that range from antiquity to the contemporary period


Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre sculpture park and museum located in Hamilton, NJ, United States, on the former site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds


McCarter Theatre

McCarter Theatre Center is a not-for-profit, professional company on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.



Drumthwacket is the official residence of the governor of New Jersey. The mansion is located at 354 Stockton Street in Princeton.


Morven Museum and Garden

Morven, known officially as Morven Museum & Garden, is a historic 18th-century house at 55 Stockton Street in Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. It served as the governor's mansion for nearly four decades in the twentieth century, and has been designated a National Historic Landmark.


The New Jersey State Museum

Adjacent to the New Jersey State House, visitors will find the NJ state Museum and Planetarium. The museum offers four floors of art and artifacts that tell the history and natural history of the Garden State. Admission is free but there is a small charge for the planetarium shows.

Old Barracks Museum

The Old Barracks Museum brings NJ's colonial and revolutionary history to life! Open year-round, Monday - Saturday, for walk-in visitors and groups!


​Bucks County Playhouse

Bucks County Playhouse is conveniently located in the heart of beautiful, historic, New Hope, PA.


Princeton Mercer Chamber of Commerce

Dedicated to making our community both a thriving business area and a great place to live.


Historic New Hope Pennsylvania

New Hope is a charming little village nestled along the Delaware River and Delaware Canal that conjures up visions of a by-gone era, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Day trips to New Hope are easy to fill with things to do - ferry rides, visits to historic sites, carriage rides, mule barge rides, and of course, shopping. New Hope is a Shopper’s Paradise with over 100 shops, offering local crafts, as well as, beautiful items from around the world.


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