Jersey City's Apple Tree House To Become Historical Museum
by Samantha Mercado
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City's Journal Square could be gaining yet another museum — this one holding pieces of the city's history and in a building with a story of its own.
The Apple Tree House, located at 298 Academy Street, will be the new museum hosting pieces of Jersey City history. The house has a historical past of its own, with a famed role in the Revolutionary War — the Apple Tree House is the reported site of a historic war meeting between General George Washington and France’s Marquis de Lafayette.
The city previously renovated and restored the home, moving city offices into the space. According to City Spokeswoman Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, the city is moving its offices out of the building in July to make way for the museum process.