New Jersey is a great place to take in some FREE or low-cost family activities.
We love sharing with families fun things to do in NJ especially when it comes to events in New Jersey. If you are looking for things to do in New Jersey today or in the days ahead, just take a look at our Calendar of New Jersey events.
Click on any New Jersey event listing below for more information on local events that we think your family will enjoy. Our New Jersey Calendar of Events also includes things to do this weekend by including weekend events in New Jersey.
Events are sometimes canceled or postponed, before heading out please double check with the event organizer for current times and additional information. We do our best to provide the most relevant and timely information to our readers.
Events are posted on Jersey Family Fun with information from various sources; as well as submissions from local businesses. Please note all events are subject to change without notice. Jersey Family Fun is not liable for errors, omissions, or changes to calendar event listings.
For more specific information on any event please contact the event organizer directly. Jersey Family Fun does not put on these events, we only help with the promotion of them.
Don't you want families to know about your events in NJ? For information on having your event listed and advertised on the Jersey Family Fun Calendar of New Jersey Events, please visit our event submission directions.
Want a listing of this weekend's events delivered to your mailbox each week? Visit our newsletter sign up form to sign up for our Jersey Family Fun Events newsletter.
- This event has passed.
Free Tours of The Rockingham Historic House in Franklin Township
Here are more fun activities in Franklin Township, New Jersey.
- As of April 26, 2022, these are the details that have been released about this event.
Tour of The Rockingham Historic House
Join us for a tour of Rockingham and its 18th-century period-furnished rooms, with a special focus on General Washington’s stay, including who accompanied him and what occurred at that time in the house’s history!
While the Continental Congress was meeting in Princeton, Rockingham, home of the prominent Berrien family, served as General George Washington’s final Revolutionary War headquarters for over two-and-one-half months in 1783. On October 31, 1783, Washington and Congress received the long awaited news—the final version of the Treaty of Paris had been signed and the thirteen colonies were indeed independent of Great Britain.
For eight years Washington had served his country in the Revolutionary War and as one of his last official acts wrote the Farewell Orders to the Armies at Rockingham in late October, in which he expressed his deep admiration and appreciation for the American army and announced his return to civilian life—renouncing any thought of kingship and ensuring the newly-minted country was headed in the direction envisioned in the Declaration of Independence seven years before.
When is this event?
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT
When is the raindate?
No rain date information has been provided.
Does this event repeat?
This event is held Wednesday – Saturday.
Is the event indoors or outdoors?Indoor
Is registration required?Yes
Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before tour time. FACIAL COVERINGS are REQUIRED inside the house. Meet on the south (front) stone porch by the blue flag, facing the garden.
What is the admission price?
This event is being organized and hosted by
Please contact them with any questions regarding this event. Jersey Family Fun is not directly involved with this event.
Where is this event happening?
This event is happening at