Originally named for the Marquis de Lafayette, Lafayette College has served the citizens of Phillipsburg for more than 175 years. Lafayette strives to and succeeds in providing the feeling of a university for an undergraduate-only student population, with a liberal arts curriculum that spans the breadth of human knowledge. Professors at Lafayette instill exceptional critical thinking skills in their students, making the college a strong starting point in students' lifelong intellectual journeys. Lafayette has a thriving community of alumni who gladly give back to the school, evidence of the strong foundation Lafayette builds for its students.
Phillipsburg's prime location at the confluence of two rivers made it a major transportation and manufacturing hub, a role strengthened due to Phillipsburg serving also as a hub for many major railroad lines. Phillipsburg has maintained a strong sense of this history in no small part due to the efforts of the Phillipsburg Railroad Historians, a group of railroad history buffs formed for the purpose of building a museum dedicated to local railway history. The historians were successful, leasing former railway land and turning it into a successful museum that educates locals on an important part of their shared history.
Marble Hill Natural A
Even if you live in an idyllic little town like Phillipsburg, you may want to retreat into nature every now and then. If that is the case, just head north to the Marble Hill Natural Area Preserve, where more than 270 acres of wilderness are yours to explore. The preserve's location directly on the Delaware River makes it a haven for migratory songbirds. The preserve is also home to the Fulmer Mine, an abandoned mine with a distinctive name: The "Ice Cave." During the winter months, especially intrepid hikers will find the floor of the cave covered in stalagmites of ice.