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  • Many famous Princetonians called the National Historic Landmark Morven Museum & Garden home. Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife, poet and patriot Annis Boudinot Stockton, were its first residents, followed by generations of Stocktons, Robert Wood Johnson Jr and five New Jersey governors to name a few. With the relocation of the Governor’s Mansion to Drumthwacket in 1982, Morven went through an extensive restoration and archaeological investigation; reopening as a museum and garden in 2004. In September 2018, Morven completely reinstalled its first floor permanent exhibition presenting a richer and more inclusive telling of the site's history. Morven boasts five acres of gardens and a second floor that serves as a changing exhibit space with new shows opening every few months. View the current exhibition at Morven. The garden layout includes a formal lawn dotted with majestic trees, beds of heirloom annuals from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as a re-creation of the Colonial Revival style garden that was planted at Morven in the early 20th century. Learn more about Morven’s garden. Today, Morven is home to many engaging events throughout the year. Opened in the summer of 2018, Morven’s Stockton Education Center is a state-of-the-art building that expands its range of programming and events, located steps away from the historic mansion. Popular events at Morven include July 4th Jubilee, Morven in May, Storytime at Morven and more! View upcoming events at Morven. For more on Morven Museum & Garden, morven.org.