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Hoboken Historical Museum

1301 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-7427
+1 201-656-2240
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Who closes without posting on their website?

Took the time to visit the museum and it was closed. Nothing was posted on their website. Perhaps... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Newark, New Jersey
Sinatra fans from Conn. loved the exhibit

We drove from Niantic, Ct. to learn more about Sinatra's early days in Hoboken. Bill, the museum... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Niantic, Connecticut
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The Hoboken Historical Museum welcomes visitors 6 days a week, showcasing Hoboken's history, diverse culture, architecture and landmarks with exhibits, guest speakers and educational programming in the former Bethlehem Steel Machine Shop at 1301 Hudson St., one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront. Exhibits change every 6-12 months, on diverse subjects, from Hoboken in the 1970s, to the engineering behind the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels, to the history of sweets factories and bakeries to a celebration of Frank Sinatra's centennial. The Museum hosts events nearly every weekend; check our website for details. We also collect and archive artifacts, documents, oral histories and photos relating to Hoboken history, much of which is accessible on our website.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1301 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-7427
+1 201-656-2240
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Took the time to visit the museum and it was closed. Nothing was posted on their website. Perhaps they should think about this. We were not the only people there to visit.More

Thank tdhill03
HobokenMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Hoboken Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi, TDHill03, I'm so sorry that you were surprised to discover we were closed when you visited the Museum this week. I apologize that the message about our galleries being closed while our new exhibition is being installed is so easy to overlook -- I...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We drove from Niantic, Ct. to learn more about Sinatra's early days in Hoboken. Bill, the museum assistant was SO helpful in answering our questions and giving us helpful info about other sights to see in this beautiful town. The Sinatra display was small, but,...More

Thank 88Janice1964
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Located in one of the oldest buildings near the waterfront, this small museum displayed two temporary exhibit areas at a time. In addition, there were also two permanent areas: a room about Frank Sinatra, and an area where the public could look through picture books...More

Thank Dotty K
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This was actually a sweet outing for a date, no I would not call it a Museum per se. It really seems to be more of the love project of the curator and possibly some friends. It was quite interesting seeing some of the photographs...More

Thank Libby613
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Hoboken Historical Museum that is located at 101 Hudson Street in Hoboken has over the years educated people on the great history of Hoboken. From Frank Sinatra to the movie On the Waterfront, the museum honors and carries it all. My office Muller Insurance...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great waterfront history resource, well curated and with programs for kids, adults, art and historical installations, Sinatra birthday retrospectives and much more. Go visit!

Thank Clark M
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A lecture about black people and ww1 and how they were treated. Free admission. Excellent lecture very well delivered and the message was clear - blacks got a raw deal in ww1 and particularly from general Pershing!

1  Thank keithcairns
Reviewed 1 October 2016

A block from the riverfront promenade, this place will give you a sense of the rich history of Hoboken. I'd also visit the library at Steven's Institute a short walk away for info on the Steven's family contributions to the city.

Thank kevinmpa
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the Hoboken Museum to view the current display of Frank Sinatra memorabilia and listen to recordings and watch films on screen and tv. Interesting place. Also some nice souvenirs for sale. The place is small but worth a visit. There is a request for...More

1  Thank Trailblazer07
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Chock full of local history. Pictures and artifacts. Small donation requested. Curator very friendly and informative. Constantly changing. I should go more often.

1  Thank Joelle S
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Robyn S
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Response from HobokenMuseum | Property representative |
There are several public transit options listed on the "Plan Your Visit" page of the Museum's website. We even validate for up to 3 hours of parking if you drive. Open Tues-Thurs 2 - 7 pm, Fri 1 - 5 pm, Sat-Sun 12 - 5 pm... More