City Orientation Walk, Newark

Newark, the most populous city of New Jersey, is a major transportation hub, but also home to a number of cultural and historic attractions. Among them the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), a venue for big-name concerts and shows, as well as Newark Museum, holding a vast collection of American paintings and sculptures. To learn what else is there to see in Newark, follow this orientation walk and find out.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: USA » Newark (See other walking tours in Newark)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 13
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Author: leticia
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Newark City Hall

1) Newark City Hall

Newark City Hall, is located at Government Center. The building was built in 1902 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 17, 1978. The building is a five story Beaux Arts style building with a golden dome; built at a cost of $2.6 Million. The interior of the building features carved marble, a grand central staircase, stained-glass skylights, decorative plaster and wrought-iron works. Developer Harry Grant paid to have the dome covered in 24 carat gold in 1986....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Newark Symphony Hall

2) Newark Symphony Hall

Newark Symphony Hall at 1020 Broad Street was built in 1925 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It was known for many years as The Mosque Theater. Originally built by the Shriners at a cost of more than $2 million as Salaam Temple and colloquially known as The Mosque, the four-story building has been Newark Symphony Hall since 1964.

The interior features a Greek and Egyptian motifs, marble columns, a crystal chandelier, gold-leaf fret work and two-columned side...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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City Without Walls

3) City Without Walls

City Without Walls is an active organization that emerged in 1975. Since then, countless groups of artists proved their skills in the modern art of painting. City Without Walls offers the biggest and most exclusive collection of photography, printing works in the State. A variety of art sessions offers the viewer a most exciting show of contemporary art. The most intriguing art venue from Newark is City Without...   view more
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Lincoln Post Memorial

4) Lincoln Post Memorial (must see)

At the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Market Street, in front of the Essex County Courthouse, you will find a statue of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the country. The sculpture was created by Gutzon Borglum and depicts the prominent American personality seating on a...   view more
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Broad and Market Streets

5) Broad and Market Streets

The intersection of Broad and Market Streets is known as one of the busiest in the country, and was used by early settlers; it was the city's central crossroad of the major north-south and east-west arteries. This "Four Corners" was the main driving force behind the city of Newark's planning in...   view more
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Ironbound

6) Ironbound

Ironbound is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is a large working-class, close-knit, multi-ethnic community. Today, the Ironbound is known for being a Portuguese neighborhood.

The Ironbound is one of Newark's most vibrant neighborhoods. There are almost no vacant stores along Ferry Street, its commercial heart. The neighborhood has a mix of different home styles, from apartments in multifamily dwellings...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Military Park

7) Military Park (must see)

Military Park is a 6-acre (24,000 m2) city park in downtown Newark. It is a nearly triangular park located between Park Place, Rector Street and Broad Street. From 1667, when the city was planned, until 1869 it was a training ground for soldiers. In 1869 it became the town commons.

In the southwestern part of the park is the colossal Wars of America monument, created by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. The sculpture itself forms the base of a large concrete sword built into...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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New Jersey Historical Society

8) New Jersey Historical Society (must see)

The New Jersey Historical Society is housed in the former headquarters of the Essex Club. It has two floors of exhibition space, a gift shop, and a hall for lectures. The New Jersey Historical Society offers occasional Newark walking tours. The Society publishes the academic journal, New Jersey History.

Exhibitions can be found on the second and third floor while the library reading room is housed on the fifth floor, formerly the Essex Club squash courts. The Society is open to the public....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

9) New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) (must see)

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in downtown Newark, is one of the largest performing arts center in the United States. Home to the Grammy Award-winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), more than 6 million visitors (including more than one million children) have visited the center since it opened in October 1997. NJPAC has been an important component in revitalization of New Jersey's largest city. Located just west of the Passaic River waterfront, the Center lies in the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art

10) Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art

Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, is located on Broad Street, in the downtown Newark arts neighborhood. The gallery was founded as a Major Arts Organization by the NJ State Council of the Arts. Dedicated to modern art, this cultural venue offers various changing exhibitions and educational programs and promotes visual...   view more
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Pro-Cathedral of Saint Patrick

11) Pro-Cathedral of Saint Patrick

The Pro-Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Newark is a former cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. It was built in 1846. It served as the seat of its prelate bishop until the completion of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Clifton Ave. It is currently served by Msgr. Neil Mahoney and Deacon Leonides Aponte. Its history can be read on Msgr. Robert Wister's page, who assists on the weekends. Also assisting on a regular basis are Frs. Chris Hynes, Chris Anyanwu, and many...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Newark Museum

12) Newark Museum (must see)

The Newark Museum is the largest museum in New Jersey. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. The Newark Museum's Tibetan galleries are considered among the best in the world. The collection was purchased from Christian missionaries in the early twentieth century. The Tibetan galleries have an in-situ Buddhist altar that the Dalai Lama has consecrated.

In addition to its extensive art...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Washington Park

13) Washington Park

Washington Park is a prominent city park that boasts a number of landmarks. The park was created in 1666 and is bordered by Washington Street, Broad Street and Washington Place Street. Here you will find a stone with a marker, which tells that the city’s first academy was built nearby in 1774. Another sight presents Washington's Retreat Marker, indicating the route of Washington's army. In the center of the park you will find the city’s oldest statue of Seth Boyden, an American...   view more

Walking Tours in Newark, New Jersey

Create Your Own Walk in Newark

Create Your Own Walk in Newark

Creating your own self-guided walk in Newark is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Newark Historic Places Tour

Newark Historic Places Tour

Founded in 1666, Newark is home to numerous historic places, such as districts, buildings, parks, cemeteries and statuary. Many of its old constructions are veritable masterpieces and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Take the next self-guided tour to find the most interesting historic sights in the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Museums and Art Galleries of Newark

Museums and Art Galleries of Newark

Newark has a good reputation among cities from the east coast of the United States. Lots of Newark historical exhibitions await you in order to unveil their heritage that has travelled through centuries right up until the present day. Newark sends you a letter of invitation to visit its proud museums and art galleries whereby the remarkable history of this fair city is stored.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km