Apple Tree House in Jersey City
Martin Pierce, president of the Board of the Museum of Jersey City History, looks at the original exterior walls preserved behind glass inside the historic Van Wagenen House, informally known as The Apple Tree House, in Jersey City, Friday, May 6, 2022. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
By Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal
Some 300 years worth of Jersey City History lies waiting to be viewed at 298 Academy St. and this fall it will finally be ready to be appreciated. The Museum of Jersey City History at the Apple Tree House will allow the public access to the historic Van Wagenen House, which has undergone renovations for more than a decade, museum board President Martin Pierce said. The oldest part of the Van Wagenen House, known as the Apple Tree House, was built in the 1700s.