Visit: Public tours are scheduled most Wednesdays at 1 PM. Regitsration required. Admission free.
School Field Trips: The Discover Drumthwacket Field Trip Program welcomes students on Wednesdays to historic Drumthwacket
Virtual Tour: Step behind the doors of “The People’s House” to experience its art, architecture, and history
“Eureka! Invention & Innovation in New Jersey”: Free online learning module
Visit: Public tours are scheduled most Wednesdays at 1 PM. Regitsration required. Admission free.
School Field Trips: The Discover Drumthwacket Field Trip Program welcomes students on Wednesdays to historic Drumthwacket
Virtual Tour: Step behind the doors of “The People’s House” to experience its art, architecture, and history
“Eureka! Invention & Innovation in New Jersey”: Free online learning module
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Welcome to Drumthwacket, “The People’s House”

Constructed on land that witnessed the 1777 Princeton battle for American independence, today Drumthwacket serves as the stately home and grounds of the official residence of the Governor of New Jersey. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the most elegant of our nation’s executive residences, Drumthwacket’s history tells the stories of three unique families who made immense contributions to New Jersey and the United States of America.
The Governor and I hope you will use this website as a resource to learn more about the rich history of The People’s House and plan your visit to Drumthwacket and beautiful historic Princeton, New Jersey.
Tammy S Murphy
First Lady
President, Drumthwacket Foundation
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English George III Crossbanded Mahogany Serpentine Sideboard, c. 1780-1800

Chippendale Looking Glass, c. 1755

Sterling Silver Bowl, Tiffany & Co., 1906

 

Visit

On most Wednesdays, the Foundation offers free guided tours to schools, private groups and the general public.  In December, the Foundation offers holiday open houses on select dates.  Advanced registration is required for all tours and special events.

Education

Learn about the Foundation’s educational programs from school field trips, state-wide student climate challenge contest, sustainability and the ‘Eureka! Invention and Innovation in New Jersey’ S.T.E.M. learning module.

History & Timeline

Learn about Drumthwacket’s fascinating history from the private families who owned the estate to its role today as the official residence of New Jersey governors. 

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