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Roebling Museum

100 2nd Ave, Roebling, NJ 08554-1019
+1 609-499-7200
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GREAT Industrial History Museum

Extremely well presented museum, on the site of a steel cable and wire mill. The museum focuses on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Davidwatts
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Washington, DC
Roebling’s hay day may be over, but the company’s footprint lingers on

Roebling was the factory town that produced the cables that hold up suspension bridges such as the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harriet M
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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“brooklyn bridge” (16 reviews)
“walking tour” (7 reviews)
“company town” (10 reviews)
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100 2nd Ave, Roebling, NJ 08554-1019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely well presented museum, on the site of a steel cable and wire mill. The museum focuses on Roebling’s suspension bridges, the Roebling family, industrial history and social history (the town of Roebling was a company town). The site is an EPA Superfund site, so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roebling was the factory town that produced the cables that hold up suspension bridges such as the Brooklyn, George Washington and Golden Gate. The factory main gate where employees began their work day is one of the only factory buildings still standing. This building now...More

Thank Harriet M
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Watch the 20 minute film to help you make sense of what you are visiting. This family were such visionaries, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Golden Gate, and in between their wire cable was used and changed the how we traveled over rivers. What...More

1  Thank Margo I
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We decided to go to the Roebling Museum because it was the only free museum pass still available at the library when we were planning what to do the following day. We had an amazing time - we never realized the extent of the contribution...More

2  Thank Trudy P
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Bridge maker, steel maker, inventor of the cable-type suspension manufacturing at the turn of the 20th century. From California to New York, you can find Roebling bridges. Also ask about the Titanic connection with the Roebling family.

2  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Like Batsto,NJ and even more so Smithville Park,NJ - Roebling can be added to a "must see" list for New Jersey history lovers. 1.2-square-mile town was created in the very beginning of 20th century completely from scratch by the company of a well known industrialist...More

2  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Disclaimer: I had never heard of John Augustus Roebling, nor was I especially enthusiastic about visiting a museum dedicated to the wire cables used in the construction of suspension bridges. But we were in New Jersey for a family vacation and I was going to...More

1  Thank awryalot
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very well done, albeit small museum. It gives a fascinating view into the Company Town life of the early 1900's by the family that built the Brooklyn Bridge, the George Washington Bridge and a number of other suspension bridges. You only need...More

1  Thank Nici V
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The museum traces the history of the Roebling Wire Works and the people who worked there. The great suspension bridges from the Brooklyn Bridge through the Golden Gate were built with cables from this facility. The working families and life in the planned town of...More

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What a fantastic place to visit. Really gives you a sense of place and time. My tour guide was Caren Cronin. She was so informative and friendly in the museum. We talked about the various exhibits - she didn't just lecture. She was adventurous enough...More

2  Thank JANE J
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