Ghosts, Governors, and George Washington: History and Legends of Liberty Hall

by  Liberty Hall Museum

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A house as old as Liberty Hall has 250 years of stories to tell, and some of its most famous stories have become legends.  Participate in interactive storytelling and learn the stories of the ghost of Hannah Caldwell, the love affair of Alexander Hamilton, the British army’s visits to Liberty Hall and more!  Participants will learn the elements of truth behind these stories and discover how they grew into the legends they are today.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $100.00
By Request: $100.00


45 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History Storytelling, Legends

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Booking Information

Program Availability: Monday-Friday: 10:00am-7:00pm; Saturday and Sunday: 2:00pm-5:00pm; Programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact the museum at hgaston@kean.edu or 908-527-0400 to discuss the cancellation policy.

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Liberty Hall Museum

Union, New Jersey
United States

Liberty Hall Museum, a historic house and gardens museum in Union, New Jersey and the state's premier in-person and virtual field trip destination, offers a diverse array of virtual school programs and lifelong learner experiences designed to enlighten and inform all curious minds.

Whether you are playing with toys from over 200 years ago with your school class, studying the plants in our historic greenhouses with your scout troop, or engaging with a presentation about Liberty Hall’s powerful women at your local library, Liberty Hall Museum provides the unique opportunity to see, touch, and relive history.

Our school programs meet a variety of Common Core and New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and all our programs are conducted by museum educators who share a genuine love of this museum. Liberty Hall’s historians and staff are dedicated to ensuring that every visitor who visits the museum leaves with a greater appreciation for our nation and our state’s history.

Hannah Gaston

Program Details


1. Introduction to Liberty Hall
2. The Forbidden Love Affair (1777)
3. The Rose in the Garden (1780)
4. The Ghost of Hannah Caldwell (1780)
5. The Room Over the Library (1789)
6. The Elopement out the Window (1795)
7. Question and Answer Time


At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the stories and legends that surround Liberty Hall's Revolutionary history
- Engage in a discussion about the challenges modern day historians face trying to parse out truth from myth
- Develop an appreciation for how stories are passed through generations and how they change through time