The Indian King Tavern counts as one of the most significant sites in Garden State history. It was here, in 1777, where legislators took refuge from the maelstrom of the Revolutionary War to officially create the state of New Jersey.
A typical example of mid-eighteenth century “tavern architecture,” this well-preserved building is now a museum that hosts over 4000 visitors annually. Be advised: Visiting hours are generally limited to Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., though the Indian King Tavern is sporadically open on other days, depending on staff availability. Contact the museum to inquire about tours for larger groups.