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Grover Cleveland Birthplace

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Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States. He was the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. He was born in Caldwell, New Jersey, where his father as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. The family moved away when the future president was four years old.

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His birthplace is a historic landmark in Caldwell. Visitors are not allowed to take photographs inside the home most of the time, but I took some outside photos of the home dressed up for the holidays!

The home is open year-round from Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Always call ahead to make sure that it is open!

Here is a photo of Grover Cleveland with his brothers and sisters:

(Photo: Courtesy of NJ Div. of Parks and Forestry, State Park Service, Grover Cleveland Birthplace State Historic Site.) 

The Baby Ruth candy bar is an American classic. Rumors have persisted through the years that the chocolate bar was named after Babe Ruth, the iconic baseball player, but the candy company insisted that it was named after Grover Cleveland’s daughter, Ruth. 

Read more about the Grover Cleveland Birthplace here. 

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Read about the Baby Ruth candy bar here

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  1. What a pretty home... Thanks for sharing for WW!


  2. Beautiful, I just love looking at houses! Visit me sometime at

  3. How wonderful :-)

    Have a fantabulosa week and Christmas ;-)

  4. oh my, I did not even know Grover was born in NJ.

    1. Yes, he didn't live here very long, but Caldwell is very proud!

  5. I vaguely remember visiting Grover Cleveland's birth place when I was either in elementary or middle school on a class trip. The elementary school I went to was called Grover Cleveland =)

  6. Very interesting! Love the pics you shared.

    Happy WW!

  7. what a nice home! well, i loved the pics that you've posted! :)

    Happy Wordless Wednesday! My entry is here , thank you. - Rebecca -

  8. Another great historic site in NJ that I need to visit.

  9. Thanks for the photos and the info. I didn't know that about Cleveland. :-) My Outdoor/ Wordless Wednesday is HERE

  10. I'm super into history, thanks for sharing this!

  11. Love it... and it is interesting about the candy bar... especially since if it was named after the ball player don't you think they would have called it "The Babe Ruth?"

    1. Supposedly they didn't want to pay any royalties to the Babe.

  12. Could you imagine having to dress like those women? I would have lasted about a minute.

  13. Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I had heard that before about the Babe Ruth candy bar, but I wasn't sure if it is true or not. Great post!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

  14. That post turned out so much more fun than I expected from the title! Now I want to go there. What a great blog you have here!

  15. Didn't know that about the Babe Ruth bar. Cool!

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  16. That was very interesting. I knew nothing about Grover Cleveland, although I am sure there must have been a tad of info passed on to us school children (a kazillion years ago)

  17. Thanks so much for sharing this story, we all can learn new things every day. And this is so very interesting.

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