The Grover Cleveland birthplace was built in 1832 as a pastor's residence for the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell where Cleveland's father, Richard Falley Cleveland, was the minister from 1834 to 1841.
Rev. Cleveland and his wife Ann had Stephen Grover Cleveland on March 18, 1837. Cleveland was the fifth of nine children. When he was 4 years old, the family moved to Fayetteville, N.Y.
The Caldwell home's historical significance began in 1881 when Grover Cleveland ran for governor of New York. In 1885, Cleveland became the 22nd president of the United States and later became the nation's 24th president. A group of Cleveland's friend purchased the home and opened it to the public on March 18, 1913.
The Grover Cleveland historic site is the only house museum in the country recognizing Cleveland's life. The birthplace is listed on New Jersey and national registers of historic places.
The 2.5-acre site features Cleveland's baby cradle, White House chair, clothing and fishing gear.
- Hours: Free touring available Wednesday to Sunday, but hours vary. Reservations are not needed, but recommended. Picnicking is available without reservation any day from 10am to 6 pm.
- Ticket information: Admission is free
- Food/drink: No
- Alcohol served: No
- Coat/bag check: No
- Parking: Free lot
- Restrictions: No alcohol
- Guided tours?: No
- Cameras allowed?: Yes