President Grover Clev
On March 18, 1837, Stephen Grover Cleveland was born in his family's home in Caldwell. Fifty-six years later, Cleveland (by then known by his middle name, Grover) was sworn in to his first presidential term. Today, Cleveland's birthplace is preserved as a historic site and serves as a major attraction in Caldwell. Visitors to the house can see it set up to resemble the way it looked in 1837, when President Cleveland was born. The house also serves as a museum dedicated to the president's family life during childhood in addition to his adulthood rise to prominence and power.
There's more to Caldwell than just Grover-Cleveland-related memorials. The town is also the namesake for Caldwell College, a private liberal arts college with a strong Catholic identity. Daily mass and other religious services and activities are regular parts of campus life here, though students are not necessarily required to be Catholic to attend. Aside from its religious affiliation, the college has a curriculum that is strongly rooted in the traditional liberal arts, meaning non-Catholic residents of Caldwell may be interested in taking some classes here. Caldwell College's campus is also quite beautiful, giving residents a park-like place to enjoy the outdoors.
Grover Cleveland Park
Showing Caldwell's characteristic recognition of its most famous former resident, Grover Cleveland Park is another great resource for locals. This park offers plenty of recreational opportunities in a scenic setting that includes a stream over which multiple foot bridges span. Though the park dates back to the early 1900s, it has been modernized and improved multiple times over the years, boasting modern amenities like lighted tennis courts and state-of-the-art playground facilities with safe rubber flooring. This park is a great place year-round, with opportunities for fishing in warmer months and ice skating when temperatures start to cool off.