Make a Reservation

Drumthwacket is open most Wednesdays for guided tours with the exception of the holidays and the month of August.  Tour dates for September – July are posted for registration in late August for the following year.  Holiday Open House dates are posted in the late fall. Only available dates will appear in during the registration process.

On Wednesdays there are many options for taking at tour of the residence. A Private Group Tour is offered for groups larger than 15 and smaller than 50. School Field Trips are offered for any school interested in taking a field trip. Public tours are available at 1PM for individuals or parties smaller than 15. Preregistration is required for all tours. Drumthwacket is wheelchair accessible.  Please inform the Foundation of special needs when registering.

Public Tours

Scheduling a Visit

Drumthwacket is open most Wednesdays at 1 pm for guided public tours with the exception of August and holidays when the program is closed.  The 1 pm Guided Public Tour is reserved for individuals and parties smaller than 15.  If your group is larger than 15, please registered under the “School Field Trips & Private Group Tours” option

Planning Your Visit

  • Advanced registration is required. Registrations are not accepted the day of tours.
  • There is no charge to tour Drumthwacket. Free parking is available on site.
  • Guided tours of the residence are approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and include the six public rooms used by the Governor for meetings and receptions. Tours highlight the history and architecture of the site in addition to the Foundation’s collection of fine art and antiques which fill each beautifully appointed room.
  • Weather permitting guests may walk through the gardens at the end of the guided tour.
  • Photography is permitted on the grounds but not inside the residence.
  • Public tours are recommended for children ages 8+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Drumthwacket is wheelchair accessible.
  • No pets allowed with the exception of service or emotional support animals wearing service-appropriate apparel.
  • While unlikely, tours are subject to last minute cancellation. If your tour is cancelled, you will be contacted by the email and/or telephone number used during the registration process.

Security

  • The gate will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. Guests who arrive before the starting time will not be admitted early.
  • Guests 18 years and older must provide photo identification for admittance.
  • Oversized handbags or totes and/or back packs are not allowed. Please leave them at home or in your locked vehicle or they will be subject to inspection. The Drumthwacket Foundation is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
  • Please do not bring food, drink or gum onto the property.

Questions?

Please call Serena Jain, Associate Director, 609-683-0057, ext. 5, Mondays to Wednesdays or email info@drumthwacket.org.

Registration Instructions

Individuals must register the names and addresses of all individuals (adults and children) in the group.  Drumthwacket is wheelchair accessible.

Questions? Please contact Serena Jain, Associate Director, 609.683.0057, ext. #5, Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Reserve Your Space

School Field Trips & Private Group Tours

Scheduling a Visit

Drumthwacket is open for School Field Trips and Private Group Tours (for groups larger than 15 and smaller than 50) on most Wednesdays at 9:45 am; 10:45 am and 11:45 am.  Advanced registration is required.

Special Registration Instructions for School Field Trips:

There is a maximum of 50 individuals or one bus per time slot.  If you are registering more than one class and the attendance total (teachers, students, and chaperones) exceeds 50, you will need to register for a second time slot either the same day, when available, or subsequent week.   Special needs requests should be noted in the field  “questions, comments, concerns” during the registration process.  The Discover Drumthwacket field trip program is extremely popular.  Please be considerate and check (A) your school’s field trip policy and obtain, if necessary, proper Board and/or PTO approval prior to your visit and (B) your school’s standardized testing schedule (ie. PARCC, NJASK) to avoid conflicts and cancellations.  Cancellations less than three months prior to the scheduled visit, for non-weather related reasons, may jeopardize the school’s ability to register for future trips.  Only public schools in Title One districts are eligible for bus transportation reimbursement and complimentary lunches.  To receive these benefits as a Title One public school, register using the invitation code emailed to districts.  If you do not have this code, please email Serena Jain for assistance.

Special Registration Instructions for Private Group Tours:

Planning Your Visit

  • Advanced registration is required. Registrations are not accepted the day of tours.
  • There is no charge to tour Drumthwacket. Free parking is available on site.
  • Guided tours of the residence are approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and include the six public rooms used by the Governor for meetings and receptions. Tours highlight the history and architecture of the site in addition to the Foundation’s collection of fine art and antiques which fill each beautifully appointed room.
  • Weather permitting guests may walk through the gardens at the end of the guided tour.
  • Photography is permitted on the grounds but not inside the residence.
  • Public tours are recommended for children ages 8+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Drumthwacket is wheelchair accessible.
  • No pets allowed with the exception of service or emotional support animals wearing service-appropriate apparel.
  • While unlikely, tours are subject to last minute cancellation. If your tour is cancelled, you will be contacted by the email and/or telephone number used during the registration process.

Security

  • The gate will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. Guests who arrive before the starting time will not be admitted early.
  • Guests 18 years and older must provide photo identification for admittance.
  • Oversized handbags or totes and/or back packs are not allowed. Please leave them at home or in your locked vehicle or they will be subject to inspection. The Drumthwacket Foundation is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
  • Please do not bring food, drink or gum onto the property.

Questions?

Please call Serena Jain, Associate Director, 609-683-0057, ext. 5, Mondays to Wednesdays or email info@drumthwacket.org.

Easter Egg Hunt

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

You must have an invitation code to register.  If you do not have a code and have a child with special needs who is between 3 and 8 years old, please contact the Foundation office: info@drumthwacket.org.  As the event fills quickly, please be considerate and register only immediate family members (parents, siblings) and/or caregivers in order to give as many children with special needs the opportunity to attend.  Children ages 3+ must be registered individually as it is important for the Foundation to have an accurate participant count.

Questions? Please contact Serena Jain, Associate Director, 609.683.0057, ext. #5, Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Holiday Open House

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Holiday open house dates are posted in late fall.  To register for a holiday open house, select the option “I would like to register for an Open House (group size 1 to 19)” in the registration form below in order to proceeed with the registration process.  Tour dates will only populate once this option is selected.  If your group size is larger than 19, please select, “I would like to register for an Open House (group size 20 to 50)”.  If you are bringing guest(s) the system will prompt you to “add another individual” after you have successfully registered yourself.  All guests including children must register in advance.  Please note, if you are registering for the 1 pm entrance time, you must arrive by 1:30 pm in order to be allowed admittance.  For security purposes, registration closes at 1 pm the day prior to tours.  Complimentary parking is available on site.  The format of the tour is unguided but there are Docents present in every room to answer questions.

Questions? Please contact Serena Jain, Associate Director, 609.683.0057, ext. #5, Tuesdays through Thursdays.