Welcome from the Governor…
The official residence of the Governor of New Jersey since 1981, Drumthwacket is an important part of our state’s history and culture and more important, belongs to you – the people of New Jersey.
Drumthwacket was built in 1835 by Charles Smith Olden, who later became the 28th Governor of New Jersey. Governor Olden’s family had owned the land almost continuously since 1696. The house is near the site of the historic Battle of Princeton, one of the most significant battles during the American Revolution. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The First Lady and I hope that you will enjoy this web site and use it as a resource to learn more about the residence and its place in New Jersey history. Public guided tours of the residence are offered at no charge. We encourage you to visit Drumthwacket and beautiful historic Princeton.