Explore Area Museums for Free with Chester Library’s Family Museum Pass!

We don’t just lend books!

Chester Library offers 3 day museum passes for Chester Library Patrons to enjoy.  We have passes for the following museums:

Historic Speedwell

Experience life during the early years of the Industrial Revolution and dawn of a new era in communications. This 7.5-acre National Historic Landmark site preserves the restored estate of Stephen Vail, proprietor of the Speedwell Iron Works from the early to mid-1800’s. Experience life during the mid 19th century through guided tours, special events, programs, and exhibits.

Fosterfields Living Farm

Caroline Foster bequeathed Fosterfields to the Morris County Park Commission, to be preserved as a “living historical farm,” the first in New Jersey. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm.

Intrepid Museum

New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Join us for a dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages.

Morris Museum

The Morris Museum is Morris County’s epicenter of art, science, culture, and history. Located in the Twin Oaks mansion in historic Morristown, the museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects ranging from rocks and minerals to model trains, as well as one of the country’s largest collections of mechanical musical instruments.

Cooper Gristmill

The Nathan Cooper Gristmill is a historic gristmill on the Black River in Chester, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. From the 1760s until 1788 Isaiah Younglove milled flour on the site.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate. Stickley was a major figure in the American Arts and Crafts movement who combined the roles of designer, manufacturer, architect, publisher, philosopher, and social critic. The Arts and Crafts movement represented more than a beautiful sense of style, design and craftsmanship. Theories and dreams abounded, too. The movement is inseparable from the social, civic and economic reforms and experiments that occurred at the same time. Indeed, his massive Log House stands not only as a house that briefly became home to Gustav Stickley and his family, but also as a symbol of an important dream.

Museum Pass Borrowing Guidelines

  • The pass may be checked out for 3 days and is not renewable.
  • The pass must be returned in person at the front desk of the Chester Library.  There will be a $5 charge if returned in the book drop or to another library.
  • The fine for an overdue pass is $5 per day.  The charge for a lost museum pass is $10 plus the museum’s charge for a replacement.
  • Household members may check out the museum pass once per calendar month.  This will allow more patrons a chance to use the pass.

Call the library on 879-7612  or stop by the desk to check-out the pass.  A Chester Library card is required.

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