Holiday Open Houses


Open Houses are scheduled from 11 am to 2 pm on specified days when the residence is decorated for the holidays. Please note that guests who register for the 1:00 pm time slot must be on the grounds by 1:30 pm in order to be allowed admittance.  The format for all Open Houses is unguided although docents are available in every room to answer questions.  Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Complimentary parking is available on site.  Drumthwacket is wheelchair accessible.  Upon arrival, please inform the Trooper at the gate if you require special assistance. There is no charge to tour Drumthwacket.  Photography is not permitted in the interior of the residence.  Only the first floor of the residence is open for public viewing.

Sincere appreciation is extended to Tillie Emmert, NJ Garden Club decor chair, and the following Garden Clubs for donating their time and expertise to decorate Drumthwacket for the 2016 holiday season:

Keyport Garden Club
Morristown Garden Club
Mountain Lakes Garden Club
Somerset Hills Garden Club
Stony Brook Garden Club
West Trenton Garden Club
Warren Garden Club

Recognition is also extended to Drumthwacket’s volunteer Master Gardeners who decorate Olden House, the 1759 farmhouse on the property, the Drumthwacket Docents who greet countless visitors each holiday season, Jeff Haines, Fine Art Committee Chair and Drumthwacket Trustee for sharing his extertise and guidance, Eclipse Events, Bernardsville, NJ for lighting the exterior facade and Baumley Nursery for providing the beautiful trees and wreaths, and donating the boxwoods in the front urns.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: When registering 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 in order to proceed 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 – 50)”.  If you are bringing guest(s), the sytem 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 1:00 pm entrance time, you must arrive by 1:30 pm to be allowed admittance.  For security purposes, registration closes at 1 pm the day prior to the scheduled tour.