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Free Admission Days at Proprietary House
March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
We are very happy to report upcoming restoration at Proprietary House! Unfortunately, our museum will not be open for tours or afternoon tea during that planned restoration work. Proprietary House will be open from 1 to 4 PM this coming Sunday, March 17th, for both tours and tea. The museum then will be closed from Monday, March 18th, until Wednesday, April 24th.
Completed in 1764, Proprietary House has served as a residence to New Jersey’s last Royal Governor, a stylish hotel, a private mansion, a retirement home, a boarding house, and now a museum.
A true survivor, this building has seen war and peace, fire and storms, neglect and restoration, to stand witness to 250 years of American history. It’s the nation’s last remaining original Royal Governor’s mansion.
Visit the Proprietary House for a free tour and learn about Royal Governor William Franklin, son of Patriot Ben Franklin and his arrest in this very building in June 1776. During the Revolution, Proprietary House was occupied by both Patriot and British troops and, for a time, served as headquarters for both American General Hugh Mercer and British General Sir William Howe.