NEW JERSEY (FOX 5 NEWS) - Employees at a museum in New Jersey are in good spirits after an amazing discovery in the wine cellar. Some long-forgotten wine bottles may now be some of the museum's most priceless items.
Jeff Eckert and other staff at the Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University in Union were restoring the wine cellar in the building when they stumbled onto three cases of madeira wine that were shipped to the colonies just after the Revolutionary War. Some of the bottled date all the way back to 1796.
The museum said this is the largest collection discovered in the United States. The news is already bringing in historical buffs to get a look.
The staff also unearthed liquor from the 1820s. They found whiskey, rum, gin, ale, champagne and more. They also found gin with no label, which they believe is homemade "hooch" from Prohibition.
The Liberty Hall Museum Is open to the public if you're interested in checking out the wine from 1796.
So how much is it all worth? The museum is not releasing that information to the public.