Jersey City plans to create historical museum at Apple Tree House
Egan Adler | The Jersey Journal
Since the mid-1700s the Apple Tree House has held its ground in Jersey City, a reminder of the city’s Revolutionary War history, even if its own credentials are part fact and part fiction. The 1779 meeting between the then-General George Washington and France’s Marquis de Lafayette to discuss war strategy at what is now 298 Academy St. While the actual meeting may have taken place a few blocks down the road, the Apple Tree House legend is so indelible that the city spent years and thousands of dollars to renovate and restore it. Now it will house all of Jersey City’s history — or at least as much as will fit.
The Van Wagenen House, also known as Apple Tree House, in Jersey City. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal) Continue Reading: