Morven Museum and Garden to Host Trip to U.S. Naval Academy Museum

A 19th century compass from the Age of Sail exhibit.
A 19th century compass from the Age of Sail exhibit. From the Richard Updike collection.

As part of Morven Museum and Garden’s current maritime exhibition, “The Age of Sail: A New Jersey Collection”, Morven has arranged a day trip to Annapolis for a private tour of the United States Naval Academy Museum on Tuesday, March 11th.

This day trip will be a great opportunity to see some of the treasures that bring over 350 of maritime history and tradition to life.

Trip Itinerary:

7 a.m. – Arrive at Morven for coffee, juice and muffins

7:30 a.m. – Bus leaves Morven’s parking lot for Annapolis (approx. 3-hour trip)

11 a.m. to noon – Private tour of the USNA Museum with James Cheever, Senior Curator

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:45 to 3:15 p.m. – Private tour of USNA Chapel and other historic monuments in the central academy quadrangle

3:30 p.m. – Bus leaves to return to Princeton

There will be one bus to Annapolis, which holds a maximum of 35 people. The cost for the trip is $150 per person and includes transportation and lunch. Payment is due at time of booking. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register by calling (609) 924-8144 ext.106 or emailing msheridan@morven.org to secure a spot and for how many. The registration deadline is Friday, February 21st.

Morven Museum and Garden is a museum and public garden located in Princeton New Jersey. A National Historic Landmark, Morven was the home to Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the former Governor’s mansion of New Jersey.  Public Hours: Wed.-Fri 11-3; Sat. & Sun. 12-4. www.morven.org.

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