Governor Charles Smith Olden resides at Drumthwacket, the home he builds in Princeton in 1835, and thus becomes the first Governor to live at Drumthwacket before it is designated in 1982 as the official residence of the NJ Governor.
At 11 am on Tuesday, January 17, 1860, a procession which includes music, military companies and NJ Governor William Newell proceeds from City Hall to the Trenton House hotel where Governor-elect Charles Smith Olden and committees of the Legislature and State officers are received into line and escorted to the State House. At 12 noon, the President of the Senate administers the Oath of Office and Olden, at age 61, becomes the 19th Governor of New Jersey.
On January 16, 2018, New Jerseyans once again witnessed the peaceful transition of leadership when Governor-elect Phil Murphy was sworn in as the 56th Governor of New Jersey. The Drumthwacket Foundation is pleased to welcome Governor Phil Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy and their family to Drumthwacket.