History

Self Guided Walking Tours At Your Fingertips!

Use your phone to explore the rich history of Hudson County.

Text “Hudson” to 56512 Or Follow this link.

Using any smartphone, text the word “Hudson” to 56512 for a direct link to our self-guided historical walking tours.  Listen to or read the history of important sites around the County by visiting the sites in person or enjoying a history lesson from your own home. Current and historical pictures show how much things have changed or stayed the same.

We have 5 tours available, just click here to see which neighborhoods are available.

Free Tours of Historic Brennan Courthouse

Built in 1910, the William J. Brennan Courthouse is the seat of Hudson County government.  After a storied history of grandeur, being abandoned, then being saved from destruction and painstakingly restored, this architectural wonder is open to the public.  Museum quality murals by turn of the 20th century artists, such as Howard Pyle and Charles Yardley Turner, and stunning marble workmanship, make this building a special place to visit.  Arrange a FREE tour of the building and stop in to witness an active court room.

The building is open to the public Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

William J. Brennan Court House

583 Newark Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07306

To schedule a tour and more information please contact:

Matt Caranante

mcaranante@hcnj.us

201-459-2070 xt. 6419

Hoboken Historical Museum | Walking Tours App 

HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, is a community that simultaneously enjoys the benefits of a big city and the neighborliness of a small town. Children walk to school and play on the sidewalks. Streets are swept with brooms and carts. Neighbors gather on front steps amid flowerpots planted with geraniums.

Between the Hudson River and the Palisades, the Lincoln and the Holland Tunnels, Hoboken is just about one mile square. You can walk to everything, yet the city is also a transportation hub, with a subway, ferry, light rail, bus and railroad terminal.

Known for Historical Highlights such as birthplace of Frank Sinatra and of baseball, Hoboken’s character and charm have been remarkably well preserved for over 150 years. The city is arranged in a tidy urban grid lined with cherished Victorian row houses, turn-of-the-century churches, quaint storefronts, and converted factories of faded brick.

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