Crossroads’ Holiday Gift Shop Guide

As the holidays approach, are you struggling to find a unique gift for the history lover on your list? Crossroads and our Heritage Partners are here to help! Many of our Partner sites have a wide selection of gifts for everyone on your list, history buffs and non-historians alike. Here you can find information about our Partner’s gift shops, including operating hours, online stores, inventory and more. Please call sites before visiting, as winter weather can affect some site’s operating hours.

OLD BARRACKS MUSEUM

The Old Barracks Museum gift shop, “The Quarter Master’s Store,” has a unique selection of revolutionary and Trenton-inspired gifts for the whole family. The Barracks gift shop features many Revolutionary and New Jersey history books, t-shirts and apparel, mugs, and post cards along with hand-crafted candles, ornaments, and artwork. There’s also gifts for the young Revolutionary in your life, including quill & ink sets, fifes, patches, and the Barracks’ resident plush squirrel Chippy.

Open every day, 10AM-5PM.Shop in person at:
101 Barrack St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
or at their online store here.

Proceeds from all sales support the educational mission and historical preservation of the Old Barracks, ensuring our rich history is shared for generations to come. Huzzah!

PHONE: 609-777-3599
EMAIL: [email protected]

 

 

MORRISTOWN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Morristown National Historical Park has two gift shops for all your holiday needs, one at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum and one at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center. A selection of their gifts are also available on their online shop. Alongside their year-round gifts including books, apparel, unique Morristown pins and patches, stickers, mugs and toys, they also have glass and pewter ornaments in stock for the holiday season.

The Headquarters Museum and Jockey Hollow Visitor Center are open Wednesday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM through December. Opening hours are affected seasonally, so please call ahead to verify hours.

Shop in person at:
Washington Headquarter’s Museum
30 Washington Place
Morristown, NJ 07960
PHONE: 973-539-2016 ext. 210
and
Jockey Hollow Visitor Center
586 Tempe Wick Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
PHONE: 973-543-4030
or their online store here.

 

 

MONTCLAIR HISTORY CENTER

Looking for a good gift for the Montclair lover on your list? The Montclair History Center‘s giftshop, “Israel Crane & Co” at the Nathaniel Crane House, is open on Thursdays, weekends and special events through December. They offer a selection of books, DVDs, maps, mugs, and toys. Also offered at the gift shop are historic map reproductions with three unique styles: 1906 Atlas, 1926 tax/”blueprint,” or 1934 Sanborn Insurance styles. Memberships to the museum may also be purchased at the store.

 

Hours through December as follows:

December 5 : 7 to 8pm
December 7: 1 to 4pm
December 8: 1 to 4pm
December 15: 1 to 4pm
December 17 : 7 to 8pm
Thursdays in December: 10 to Noon

Shop in person at:
The Nathaniel Crane House,
110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042
or at their online store here.

PHONE: 973-744-1796
EMAIL: [email protected]

 

PROPRIETARY HOUSE 

Proprietary House’s gift shop, located in the houses’ Colonial kitchen, features an array of history-related souvenirs for both adults and children, books on local history, and collectible gift items and antiques that, by chance, can include unique finds.  Since antique and collectible stock often has a higher turnover rate, these one-of-a-kind gifts often include items such as crystal and glassware, china, silver, teapots, tea cups & saucers, dolls, and toys. Available year-round at the gift shop is a selection of t-shirts, blankets, magnets, and more.

The Gift Shop is open Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 PM and during special Museum events.  Payment by cash, check and major credit card is accepted.

 

Shop in person at:
149 Kearny Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

All proceeds go towards the operation and restoration of Proprietary House.
PHONE: 732-826-5527
EMAIL: [email protected]

 

 

 

MORVEN MUSEUM & GARDEN

Morven‘s Museum shop features an exciting holiday selection of unique gifts, jewelry, decor items, and books. Stuff a stocking with beautiful poetry of Annis Boudinot Stockton from her Only for the Eye of a Friend and enjoy antique Nutcracker dolls with loved ones under the tree. Gift the Grand Homes & Gardens Distinguished Speakers‘ books after buying a ticket to the series! Books include The Rockefeller Family Gardens: An American LegacyLiving Newport: Houses, People, Style and WHITEHALL: The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum / Palm Beach.  Friends of Morven receive a 10% discount every day!


Open Wednesday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM
Shop in person at:
55 Stockton St.
Princeton, NJ 08540
PHONE: 609-924-8144 x103
EMAIL: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON CROSSING HISTORIC PARK

The Visitor Center at Washington Crossing giftshop includes unique holiday gifts for the history buff in your life, alongside a selection of toys, mugs, apparel, postcards, books, and more. Some of their holiday features include figurines designed by Byer’s Choice and commissoned by The Friends of Washington Crossing, sold in the Museum store.   The first is General George Washington, this design features a younger Washington with auburn hair, clad in a woolen cloak and carrying a map of Trenton, NJ. The other Byer’s Choice figurines available are the sailors of  Marblehead, Massachusetts, the professional rowers who made the Crossing of the icy Delaware possible.  These Carolers are only available for purchase at the Museum Shop in Washington Crossing Historic Park, PA.

The “Victory or Death” T shirt was designed locally by Philip Marc Sons of Liberty. This signature T shirt utilizes General Washington’s chosen pass code “Victory of Death” for his sentries, as they guarded the crossing of the Delaware into New Jersey on Christmas night, 1776.

The Washington Crossing Historic Park 3-D ornament can be purchased from the Museum Store.  This iconic painting by Emanuel Leutze has become a familiar symbol of the event that occurred December 25, 1776.  The ornament is enamel painted red, white, blue and silver and comes packaged in a blue velvet lined box.

Open every day, 10AM-4:30PM.
Shop in person at:
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977
PHONE: 215-493-4076

 

Keep an eye on this page for more gift shop information from our Heritage Partners!

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