The Hoboken Historical Museum announced that tickets are now available for one of Hoboken’s most popular fall events, the Annual Hoboken House Tour, on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 10 am – 4 pm. This year’s tour will feature about 9 private residences—including Victorian brownstones and brand-new condos, as well as converted factories and churches—plus a few bonus historic sites, graciously opened to visitors by Museum supporters to help raise funds.
Locations are kept secret until the day of the tour, but each year’s tour offers a fresh selection of homes with features that will appeal to fans of traditional, modern and eclectic décor. One home on this year’s tour (pictured at right) dates to the 1860s, and retains much of the original ornate crown molding, staircase and fireplace mantels, complemented by contemporary furnishings. Situated on a crosstown street, the home’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer a unique view into the beautiful gardens of an uptown Bloomfield block.
Details: Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 on the day of the tour ($30 for Museum members). Advance tickets will be offered online from a link on the Museum’s website, www.hobokenmuseum.org. The self-guided tour takes about two to three hours on foot. Houses open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. Homes may be visited in any order. A map will be included in the House Tour booklet, available only on the day of the tour, at one of two starting points: The Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., or the Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield St. Ticket sales are limited, and tours have sold out in past years. No tickets will be sold after 2 pm on Oct. 30. Proceeds from ticket sales help support the Museum’s exhibitions and operations.
About the Hoboken Historical Museum
Founded 1986, the Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. In 2001, the Museum moved into one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, where it maintains a series of rotating exhibits. The Museum is open six days a week, 2 – 7 pm on Tues. – Thurs., 1 – 5 pm on Fridays, and noon – 5 pm on weekends. The Littleman Parking-Independence Garage (Shipyard Lane, at 12th St.) offers 3 hours of free parking with Museum validation (call ahead to confirm in case of special event or holiday blackout periods).
The Museum offers special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. An updated schedule of events and an online catalog of many items in its collections are available at www.hobokenmuseum.org. The Museum is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)3 entity.