Then And Now

Celebrating Lambertville’s History


During the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020, the exhibit below was created.

The plan was to have this outdoor exhibit run from Labor Day to early November; but due to popular demand, it was extended through Thanksgiving weekend.

We are pleased to make this exhibit available virtually for those who were unable to experience it live. We have updated the information pages to include a photo of the site taken in 2020, in addition to the historic photo.

Start your tour by looking at the first of the 20 historic sites.

An all-outdoor self-guided walking tour and exhibit of 20 poster-sized historic images at the sites where they were taken.

September 4th through November 8th, 2020

Delaware River Towns
City of Lambertville

The Lambertville Historical Society, in conjunction with the Delaware Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lambertville, presents an all-outdoor, self-guided walking tour and exhibit called “LAMBERTVILLE THEN AND NOW”.

Lambertville was incorporated as a town in 1849 and as a city in 1872. From the mid-1800s to the early 1900s the ferry, the canal, the railroad and the Old York Road stage coach route all contributed to the development and industrialization of Lambertville.

Starting Labor Day weekend – Friday, September 4, visit Lambertville and walk through the city to view 20 poster-sized historic images in windows and in front of buildings, located at the sites where the historic images were taken. Become immersed in what it was like to be in Lambertville during its industrial heyday. The exhibit runs through Sunday, November 8, 2020.

Do you know where these buildings were? Come find out!

These historic exterior images dating from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s include factory buildings, mansions, a theatre, stores, halls, and more.

If you have a QR-Code reader app on your mobile device, you will be able to use it to read more about the history of each site. Or, you can type the web page address shown on the poster into your mobile web browser to do the same.

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit this lovely river town, one of New Jersey’s smallest cities. Visit shops, restaurants, antique stores and more, all following New Jersey’s guidelines for safe distancing. Visit for a directory of shops and restaurants in Lambertville.

Thanks to River Signs, Niece Lumber and Finkles Hardware for additional support for the project.

Start your tour by looking at the first of the 20 historic sites.