Introduction to Little Silver, New Jersey
Little Silver History
Established by a Kings Land Grant in 1663, Little Silver witnessed its first settlements in 1667. It was originally inhabited by the Navesink Native Americans. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature separated Little Silver from Shrewsbury Township and incorporated it as its own borough in 1923. Early settlers Joseph and Peter Parker named their holdings Little Silver in honor of their father’s estate in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The earliest residents of Little Silver were European merchants, fishermen and farmers.
Little Silver and nearby Attractions
- Post Office Museum
- Staten Island Zoo
- Shore Acres Estate
- New York Aquarium
- Monmouth Battlefield
- Gateway National Recreation Area
Things To Do In Little Silver
The Conference House, the Stephen Crane House and Fort Wadsworth are some of the historic sites located near Little Silver. Local parks include the Cheesequake State Park, Lake Shenandoah County Park and East Freehold County Park. Allaire State Park operates a museum, a playground, hiking trails, picnic areas, and has provisions for canoeing and fishing. The Staten Island Zoo and the New York Aquarium are each accessible from Little Silver as well.
Little Silver Transportation
Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Little Silver Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Brookdale Community College, Wagner College, Monmouth University and CUNY-Staten Island.