Nestled on the banks of the scenic Delaware River, the pretty riverside town of Lambertville, New Jersey is a haven for artisans and craftsmen with many eclectic, and quirky shops, art galleries, quaint artisan's stores, and artsy boutiques.
The charming town has beautiful architecture, an array of interesting dining options, laid-back cafés, and bars where artists hang out, and buzzing nightlife. Here are some of the top things to see and do in the waterside town of Lambertville.
1. Howell Living History Farm
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The Howell Living History Farm, also known as the Joseph Phillips Farm, is an open-air museum and living history farm in Hopewell Township. Set on 130 acres of beautiful landscapes near Titusville in Mercer County, New Jersey, the Howell Farm stands as a museum in its rural setting that showcases farm life and how farming was practiced in New Jersey from 1890 to 1910. The Howell Farm features the remnants of over 250 years of agricultural practice and life in the region and offers a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.
70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville, New Jersey 08530, Phone: 609-737-3299
2. Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market
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Established in 1967, the Golden Nugget Antique Market is an indoor/outdoor market specializing in art, antiques, collectibles, and vintage items. Considered as the premier market on the East Coast for one-of-a-kind vintage and hip retro items, New Jersey’s top flea market sells a wide range of goods ranging from ceramics, art deco, Victorian collectibles, and paintings to furniture and home décor, vinyl albums, garden items, and pottery. In addition to the market’s permanent dealers, friendly sellers visit each week to sell a variety of their wares, creating vibrant and welcoming energy.
1850 State highway 29, Lambertville, NJ, Phone: 609-397-0811
3. Funk & Junk Furniture, Lambertville, New Jersey
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Funk & Junk is an eclectic furniture store that collects and sells unique, antique, vintage, and one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, home décor, and statement pieces. The store not only sells collected pieces, but also sells salvaged and reworked items that have been reborn, as well as hand-carved woodwork using maple, sycamore, and black walnut woods. The store also offers classes and workshops that teach people how to revitalize pieces of furniture and objects, using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.
19 N Franklin St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 609-460-4494
4. Fulper Family Farmstead, Lambertville, New Jersey
The Fulper Family Farmstead is a fifth-generation family-owned and operated working dairy farm that has been producing high-quality dairy products for over a century. The farm is home to over 120 Holstein cows that get milked twice a day and whose milk is used for an array of organic and preservative-free dairy products like feta, mozzarella, and ricotta cheeses, yogurt. The farm is committed to the surrounding community and offers a variety of family-friendly activities such as farm tours, field trips, farmstead adventure camps for children of all ages, and summer camps throughout the year. More weekend getaways in New Jersey
281 Rocktown Lambertville Rd, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 609-651-5991
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5. Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum
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The Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum is dedicated to the rich agricultural heritage of Hunterdon County between the 18th and 20th centuries. Housed in a beautifully restored three-story bank barn, the museum documents the history of the agriculture industry in the county dating back to 1711 with exhibits and displays of farming equipment, tools, farm clothing, and the process of preparing and preserving food. The museum is set on a property that features other buildings such as a blacksmith shop, a post office, a general store, a carriage shed, and a printing shop. The museum offers docent-led tours of the property.
1605 Daniel Bray Hwy, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 609-397-2752
6. Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey
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Jim's of Lambertville is a locally owned art gallery in the heart of Lambertville that showcases a variety of artworks from different genres, including American and European art from the 18th to 20th centuries, Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist works, and period antiques. The 7,000 square-foot gallery has a wide variety of works in different materials from etchings and engravings to oil and watercolor paintings, wood carvings, and lithographs. The gallery has a dedicated section for custom framing and showcases fine period frames and tailor-made made frames for the galleries New Hope School paintings. More romantic getaways in New Jersey
6 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 609-397-7700
7. James Marshall House Museum, Lambertville, NJ
The James Marshall House Museum is a house museum dedicated to the life of James Wilson Marshall, the man who discovered gold in California in 1848. Built in 1816, the Federal brick building features a brick kitchen, wide porches, period furniture, and several interesting architectural elements such as decorative Adams-style friezes, chimney cupboards, and a pegged front door. The museum also houses exhibits and photographs on Lambertville's history and is open to the public for free. The James Marshall House Museum is the headquarters of the Lambertville Historical Society and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
60 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 609-397-0770
8. The Michael Fratrich Fine Art Gallery
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The Michael Fratrich Fine Art Gallery is an upscale gallery that houses a collection of large-scale oil paintings and offers expert advice and services on building private and corporate collections. Located on Bridge Street in the heart of Lambertville, the gallery hosts permanent and rotating collections, as well as special exhibitions and art-related events and functions.
22 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 802-558-2608
9. Gallery Piquel Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey
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Established in 2007, Gallery Piquel is one of the longest-running fine art galleries in Lambertville and showcases an eclectic mix of artworks in a variety of mediums from acrylics and oils to bronzes, ceramics, and encaustics. Locally owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Jim and Tamara Cannon, the gallery exhibits original works from over 50 artists through permanent and rotating exhibitions.
24 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 609-483-2156
10. Bell's Tavern, Lambertville, New Jersey
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Bell's Tavern is a friendly, neighborhood eatery and bar that has been a long-standing favorite with the Lambertville community for over 80 years. Established by Jack Bell as an all-you-can-eat tavern for local factory workers, the restaurant has grown into a full-service restaurant serving handcrafted, traditional Italian and New American fare. A 30-seat oval bar takes center stage in the restaurant, and the menu features a variety of pasta, pizzas, fresh seafood, and meat dishes, along with a beverage selection of quality draft and bottled beers, casual wines by the bottle and glass, and classic cocktails. Bell's Tavern is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
183 N Union St, Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 609-397-2226
11. New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
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Walking across the New Hope – Lambertville Bridge, which connect New Hope PA with Lambertville NJ, is a popular activity for residents and visitors to the area. The bridge is quite unique for a number of reasons and taking a walk along the pedestrian walkway is a pleasant way to admire the river views and get some exercise. The current New Hope – Lambertville Bridge was built in 1904, to replace two earlier bridges which were washed away by flood waters. The bridge is said to be used by more pedestrians than any other bridge over the Delaware River and the unique cantilevered walkway can become quite congested with people making their way between the two riverside villages.
West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938
12. Nicola's Pizza and Italian Restaurant, Lambertville, New Jersey
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Nicola’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant is a family-owned pizza joint that has been serving traditional Italian food and wood-fired pizza for over 50 years. Lambertville's oldest family-operated restaurant has a rustic, laid-back ambiance with homey décor and uses the freshest, highest quality ingredients from regional artisans and farms to create delicious, handcrafted fare. The menu features a range of handmade pasta dishes, hand-tossed, wood-fired pizza with different toppings, fresh salads, vegetarian options, and fresh seafood. The food is accompanied by a selection of casual Italian wines, classic cocktails, and craft beers. Nicola’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, daily.
Lambertville, NJ 08530, Phone: 609-397-0212
13. Lambertville Parks
The city of Lambertville is fortunate to have several city parks which provide much-needed green spaces where residents can exercise, play sport or just relax. The largest of these is
Ely Field, which has various playing fields and a Learning Garden. Cavallo Park is another outdoor gem which is home to the largest children’s playground in the city. It also boasts an outdoor pavilion and fireplace and is often used for children’s birthday parties. The D&R Canal runs alongside the Delaware River where it offers a popular space for walking, running and cycling. Arnett Park, North Union Street Park, Mary Sheridan Park and the Lambertville Nature Trail are other popular recreational green spaces in the city.
Lambertville, Lambertville, NJ 08530, 609-397-0110
14. Things to Do in Lambertville, New Jersey: Music Mountain Theatre
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The Music Mountain Theatre has been enriching the lives of Lambertville residents since their inaugural production of Phantom in 2017. The company hosts a full calendar of Main Stage productions as well as offering special performances for children and youth. The company also endeavors to instill a love and appreciation of live performance in the next generation of artists by providing acting, music and dance lessons for aspiring performers and Summer Camp courses for children as young as 5 years old. Just a few of the vibrant productions you can look forward to in 2022 include The Producers, The Sound of Music and
Godspell. You can book your tickets online.
1483 NJ-179, Lambertville, NJ 08530, 609-397-3337
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15. Dry Run Creek Trail
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Dry Run Creek trail is an interesting and scenic walking/hiking trail which meanders along the course of the Dry Run Creek, skirting several historic farmlands along the way. The 1.2 mile trail (2.4 miles out and back) is considered moderate and most relatively fit walkers will complete it in around 60 minutes. Along the way you will pass three rustic bridges and a dam. The trail is also known to feature very attract wild flowers in spring. You are welcome to bring your dog provided it is on a leash. There is limited parking available on Route 518 and on Woodens Lane.
West Armwell Township, NJ 08530
The 15 Must-See Attractions in Lambertville, New Jersey & Fun things to do near me today:
- 1. Howell Living History Farm
- 2. Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market
- 3. Funk & Junk Furniture, Lambertville, New Jersey
- 4. Fulper Family Farmstead, Lambertville, New Jersey
- 5. Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum
- 6. Jim's of Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey
- 7. James Marshall House Museum, Lambertville, NJ
- 8. The Michael Fratrich Fine Art Gallery
- 9. Gallery Piquel Lambertville, Lambertville, New Jersey
- 10. Bell's Tavern, Lambertville, New Jersey
- 11. New Hope-Lambertville Bridge
- 12. Nicola's Pizza and Italian Restaurant, Lambertville, New Jersey
- 13. Lambertville Parks
- 14. Things to Do in Lambertville, New Jersey: Music Mountain Theatre
- 15. Dry Run Creek Trail