7. Check out the Einstein Collection in Princeton, NJ

This is a further trek from New York City but a worthy one. The Historical Society of Princeton in New Jersey has  one of the “larger 3D collections of Einstein materials in the United States,” says Izzy Kazdin, its executive director.  The collection includes 65 pieces of furniture that were in the scientist’s house at 112 Mercer Street in downtown Princeton, where he lived when employed by the Institute for Advanced Study, a notable post graduate institution in Princeton. Then when you’re done here, follow the footsteps of Albert Einstein in our guide to Princeton to see where he lived and worked.