Princeton Junction, New Jersey: 1938 Martian Landing Site Monument Team Field Report

Van Nest Park

Cranbury Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ
South side of Cranbury Rd just east of Mill Rd. In Van Nest Park, between the parking lot and the pond.
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1938 Martian Landing Site Monument.

1938 Martian Landing Site Monument
Ground Zero for Orson Welles' radio-drama "War of the Worlds" alien invasion of Oct. 30, 1938. Report...

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1938 Martian Landing Site Monument

There is a nice walkway to the pond with four signs describing the broadcast set up along the way. Their are also restrooms, a water fountain, picnic benches, swing set and slides play stuff.

[Andrew, 08/28/2019]

War of the Worlds Broadcast sign.

1938 Martian Landing Site Monument

Four informative displays were added near the monument by Danny Fitzpatrick for his Eagle Scout project in 2013. They are along the short path from the parking lot to the pond, about 50-feet behind the monument.

[John Francis, 07/13/2018]
1938 Martian Landing Site Monument

Literally just a park with a pond and a trail with the story of the broadcast. Worth a stop if you're about 20 mins away.

[Erik, 08/09/2013]

The town hasn't invested in a full size Martian tripod yet, but for now there's an illustrated metal plaque on a stone monument.

1938 Martian Landing Site

The water tower at the intersection of Cranbury, Clarksville, and Grovers Mill roads is gone. There is new construction going on and maybe the water tower was taken down because of it.

[Robert Swaney, 09/02/2005]

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