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Newark Sights and Landmarks Guide, New Jersey

Soaking Up Culture and Heritage through Newark Sights

Soaking up a lot of cultural and heritage offerings can be done when you go around taking in the sights of Newark. A city in New Jersey, this is where you can find such historical places like the Liberty State Park, the Hunterdon Museum of Art, and the Hermitage House. There are other interesting sights in the city like the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.


Heritage Offerings in Newark

It is in Newark that you can find part of the famed historic trilogy of America, and this is the Liberty State Park, which holds the title along with the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island. Offering different facilities and activities for its visitors, you can find here an Interpretive Center, a Science Center, and the historic railroad terminal that has been restored. Aside from featuring tennis courts, a boat ramp, a pool and a marina, fishing, picnicking and strolling, crabbing can be also be done right by the Liberty Walk.

The Hunterdon Museum of Art, which is housed in a stone mill from the eighteenth century, is also among the best heritage offerings in the city. Listed on the historic registers of both the nation and the state, the museum features modern art that include exhibits of jewelry, sculpture, paintings and textiles.

If you want to go to a house where famous people like George Washington have stayed, then you can head on to the Hermitage House. Constructed during the year 1973, Gothic revivals were done on the house during the year 1847. The alterations that were done include the installation of the Tudor arches, the windows with the diamond panes and the gabled roof. There is also an extensive collection of period accessories and clothing inside the house.

Special Points of Interest in the City

Even if you are not particularly religious, you could find great joy in visiting the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The most fascinating feature of this basilica is its Rose Window, which has a diameter of 37 feet and is known as a great visual display. The preserved architecture of the cathedral depicting the French Gothic style and the beautiful sounds of the organ during the concerts held here also adds to the appeal of the structure as a must-see sight of the city.

Of course, you must not miss going to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Housing the Victoria Theater and the Prudential Hall, this center is where arts performances and cultural events are held, which include concerts performed by the Vienna Boys Choir and the well-known New Jersey Symphony. The center even has dining options for its visitors.

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