Lambertville, NJ is hardly in the travel news these days and if it were, the story would likely focus on the neighboring town of New Hope known for its arts and antiques. A careful observer though will find plenty to peruse in Lambertville: in fact, it’s a charming delight to anyone sentimental about typography, murals and street details — and a wonderful place to wander and explore.

Tourist map of Lambertville

Lambertville’s facade palette is often in the beige tones
A pedestrian crossing using not just paint marks but also a different pavement material
Tactile paving
ACME Screening Room is a cozy movie house specializing in indie films & documentaries (25 S Union St.)

Panoply Books (48 N Union St.) offers unusual, offbeat, rare and out-of-print books plus a diverse collection of vinyl records, art, and ephemera

From the collection of vinyl

Store sign at Finkle’s, New Jersey’s oldest supply store
A restored mural of King Midas Bread on the building now occupied by a home decor store
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn, once a working train station
Inside one of the plenty vintage and antique shops of Lambertville

A traditional iron bench
A modern bench

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