Newark Historic Places Tour, Newark

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.
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Newark Historic Places Tour Map

Guide Name: Newark Historic Places Tour
Guide Location: USA » Newark (See other walking tours in Newark)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Author: leticia
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Pennsylvania Station

1) Pennsylvania Station

Pennsylvania Station, or Newark Penn Station, is a major transportation hub in Newark. Located at Raymond Plaza, between Market Street and Raymond Boulevard, Newark Penn Station is served by the Newark Light Rail, New Jersey Transit commuter rail, Amtrak long distance trains, the PATH rapid transit system, and local, regional and national bus services (NJ Transit, Greyhound, and other private operators).

Designed by the renowned architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, the station is a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Newark City Hall

2) 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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The Feigenspan Mansion

3) The Feigenspan Mansion

The Feigenspan Mansion is another prominent historic sight of Newark. Located at 710 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the building dates back to 1905. This fine, four-storey house was built for Christian Feigenspan, owner of one of the largest breweries in USA. The building was constructed in Second Renaissance Revival Style by Warrington Lawrence and is one of a few buildings of this type. Now Feigenspan Mansion is home to the Community Agencies...   view more
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The Krueger-Scott Mansion

4) The Krueger-Scott Mansion

The Krueger-Scott Mansion was built on the corner of Court and High Street (now Martin Luther King Boulevard) in 1888 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 9, 1972. The mansion was built in 1888 by Gottfried Krueger (1837–1926), founder of Newark's Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company and owner of several other breweries. The construction cost at the time was $250,000. The mansion was sold to the Valley of Newark Scottish Rite Freemasons in 1926 for $100,000. ...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Essex County Courthouse

5) Essex County Courthouse

Essex County Courthouse can be found in the center of the city, at 50 West Market Street. The building was constructed by Piccirilli Bros., Cass Gilbert in Renaissance Architectural Style. This historical building dates back to 1906 and features fine marble columns, ornaments and a glass-domed roof. At the main entrance you will see statues depicting "Truth" and "Power", and nine allegorical statues over the...   view more
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Essex County Park Commission Administration Building

6) Essex County Park Commission Administration Building

Essex County Park Commission Administration Building is another prominent historical building in Newark. This government building was constructed according to the plans of Magonicle, H. Van Buren in 1894. This historic landmark represents Renaissance architectural style and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. Now it houses a government...   view more
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Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

7) Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church

Located at 151 Broadway, Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church represents the oldest Black Church in Newark. This magnificent historical religious building was constructed in 1874 according to plans by well-known architect William Appleton Potter. The church is an excellent example of High Victorian Gothic style and it possesses beautiful stained glass windows and detailed polished woodwork. The Clinton Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church is listed in the National Register of Historic...   view more
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery

8) Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a large Victorian-era cemetery in Newark's North Ward. It is located on the west bank of the Passaic River in Newark's Broadway neighborhood, opposite Kearny. It occupies approximately 40 acres (162,000 m²) and is widely used as a park. The cemetery is listed on both the New Jersey Register and the National Register of Historic Places.

The graves of some of Newark's most eminent citizens are within Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The cemetery is dominated...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
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
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km