The Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum is owned and operated by the Gloucester County Historical Society. The museum offers numerous exhibits relate to the colonial era, military history, antiques, photographs, and historic artifacts related to the the lives of New Jersey residents in the 18th, 19th, and 20th century. In addition to exhibits related to the colonial period, military history and the 18th and 19th centuries, the museum offers a collection of artifacts created by Native Americans prior to contact with Europeans. The building is a historic artifact in its own right, having been built in 1765 by Captain James Lawrence who uttered the now-immortal line "Don't Give Up the Ship" in the War of 1812.


  • This historic home was built in 1765 and is now home to a museum operated by the Gloucester County Historical Society
    This historic home was built in 1765 and is now home to a museum operated by the Gloucester County Historical Society
  • The museum offers a number of exhibits, including this collection of artifacts created by the Native inhabitants of New Jersey
    The museum offers a number of exhibits, including this collection of artifacts created by the Native inhabitants of New Jersey