Holiday Open Houses

Holiday Open House Registration

Open Houses are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on specified days when the residence is decorated for the holidays. Please note that guests who register for the noon time slot must be on the grounds by 11:45 a.m. in order to be allowed admittance. The format for all Open Houses is unguided although docents are available to answer questions. The first floor foyer, dining room, solarium, parlor, music room, library and study are open for public viewing. 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. Interior photography is only permitted in the Governor’s library in front of the fireplace. 

Sincere appreciation is extended to

Chris Endris & Debi DeLorenzo, NJ Garden Club Decor Co-Chairs

&

The Garden Club of New Jersey

for donating their time and expertise to decorate Drumthwacket for the 2019 holiday season:

2019 Club Participants

Allentown Garden Club

Bernardsville Garden Club

Essex Fells Garden Club

Greater Woodbury Garden Club

Keyport Garden Club

Mountain Lakes Garden Club

Seaweeders Garden Club

Warren Garden Club

West Trenton 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 expertise 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: The residence is open during the end-year holidays on select dates. All guests including children age 3+ must register in advance. Please note, if you are registering for the noon entrance time, you must arrive by 11:45 a.m. in order to be allowed admittance. For security purposes, registration closes at 1 pm the day prior. Complimentary parking is available on site. The format of the tour is unguided but there are Docents present in every room to answer questions. NOTE: The quantity (Qty) field during registration permits a maximum of  20 registrations at a time. If you have more than 20 guests in your party, complete the registration for the first twenty guests and then repeat the registration process for the additional guests. The person registering the group will be listed as the primary contact person, and you will receive an email confirmation for your group.  Only use your email once or you will receive an equivalent number of e-mail confirmations. It is not necessary to bring the confirmation receipt on the day of your visit.

Holiday Open House Registration