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
Nancy Bigelsen, NJ Garden Club Decor Chair
The Garden Club of New Jersey
for donating their time and expertise to decorate Drumthwacket for the 2018 holiday season:
2018 Club Participants
Belvidere Garden Club
Bernardsville Garden Club
Essex Fells Garden Club
Keyport Garden Club
Mountain Lakes Garden Club
Stony Brook 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 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: 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 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. 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 10 registrations at a time. If you have more than 10 guests in your party, complete the registration for the first ten guests and then repeat the registration process for the additional guests. If you do not have email address(es) for your guest(s) at the time of registration, please use your email address. The system will issue an email confirmation to every email address listed within your registration. If you use your email address multiple times, you will received an equivalent number of email confirmations. It is not necessary to bring the confirmation receipt on the day of your visit.