Introduction to Hightstown, New Jersey
The first settlement in Hightstown occurred in 1721. On March 5, 1853, Hightstown was officially incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. It obtained full independence in 1894. Fractions from the East Windsor Township were annexed gradually in 1913, 1915 and 1927. The community was named honoring local landowner John Hight.
Hightstown and nearby Attractions
- Hightstown-East Windsor Historical Society
- Middlesex County Museum
- Black River & Western Railroad
- Duke Island Park
- Princeton University Art Museum
- Rutgers Gardens
Things To Do In Hightstown
The Black River & Western Railroad operates an hour-long scenic trip between Ringoes and Flemington. The Washington Crossing Historic Park memorializes George Washington and his famous trip across the Delaware River on Christmas night of 1776. Local museums include the Hopewell Museum, the Steamboat Dock Museum and the Zimmerli Art Museum. The Duke Island Park offers opportunities for fishing, hiking, and biking.
John F. Kennedy International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Hightstown Higher Education
Mercer County Community College, Princeton University, Rider University and Georgian Court University are some of the colleges located near Hightstown.