Founded in 1705 on Delaware River, roughly at mid-point of journey from New York to Philadelphia, originally known as 'Coryell's Ferry' (along with what is now New Hope, Pennsylvania on other shore), with early settlers Coryell family, which also operated local tavern and inn. Named 2019 as one of 50 Most Charming Small Towns in America by The Travel Channel, also sometimes called 'Antiques Capital of New Jersey.' Delaware River bridge provides easy access to New Hope and other Bucks County river towns, kayaking, rafting and canoeing. Architecture features federal townhouses and Victorian homes.
The People’s Store Antique and Design Center (one of 10 Best Antique Shops in NJ, TripAdviser.com) hosts some 40 dealers in four-level building erected in 1839. Restored 19th-century train depot houses Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn. James Wilson Marshall House first built 1816, boyhood home of James Marshall, discoverer of gold in California in 1848, now owned by State of NJ and leased for use as headquarters and museum to Lambertville Historical Society, furnished with period pieces, art and quilt collection (open last weekend in April through November and by appointment throughout year).
Local festivals include Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival, held in January with art gallery tour, pub crawl, chili cook-off, ice sculptures and parade; ShadFest in last week of April celebrating migration of shad (largest fish in herring family) with restaurant specials and street market.
One mile south on Route 29, Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market, (one of 10 Best Antique Shops in NJ, TripAdviser.com and one of few NJ flea markets open year-round), provides large outdoor and indoor market of furniture, art, ceramics, collectibles. Other shops include Blue Raccoon home furnishings; America Antiques & Design decorative arts showroom collection of 19th and 20th century clock tower dials, architectural antiques, custom furniture, and art;
* Revolutionary War Sites in Lambertville, Revolutionary War New Jersey
* Delaware River Tubing, funnewjersey.com
-- Restaurants -- Hotels -- Theaters
-- Stadiums/Arenas/Teams -- Historic Homes
-- Battlefields/Military -- Lighthouses
-- Art Museums -- History Museums