Welcome to Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University, home of New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston. Built in 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall has been a silent witness to more than 200 years of American history. 

Over the last two centuries, the originally designed 14-room Georgian Style home has grown into a 50-room Victorian-style mansion. The site houses extensive collections of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and Kean families. 

Ancestors of the Livingston/Kean families have included Governors, U.S. Congressmen and Senators, entrepreneurs, and pioneering women with vision and strength. The stories of their lives, passed down from generation to generation, tell how this family met the challenges of a changing nation. 

Visit Liberty Hall Museum and discover the living past. 


With your continued support, the possibilities of bringing history to life are endless! Please consider donating to the Liberty Hall Museum to help continue our educational programming and historic preservation projects by clicking here.


Liberty Hall, Where History Comes to Life

Liberty Hall was built in 1772 for William Livingston, a lawyer and member of the prominent Livingston family of New York.
More History »

Beauty of Liberty Hall Museum

Our photo gallery is full of beautiful interior and exterior photos of Liberty Hall Museum, photos of joyful events and more!
View Photo Gallery »