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Drumthwacket, Princeton

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Drumthwacket ( DRUM-thwak-it) is the official residence of the governor of New Jersey. The mansion sits at 354 Stockton Street in Princeton, near the state capital of Trenton. It is one of only four official governor's residences in the country not located within their respective state capitals; the others are in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Built in 1835 and expanded in 1893 and 1900, Drumthwacket was sold with its surrounding land to the state in 1966. Drumthwacket was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 10, 1975, for its significance in agriculture, architecture, commerce, landscape architecture, and politics. It was designated the governor's mansion in 1982.

The estate is administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. In addition to being an executive residence, the house is also a historic house museum.
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  • Self guided tour of home decorated by garden clubs. Exceptional! Plan to return in spring or summer for guided tour that includes the gardens. 
    Self guided tour of home decorated by garden clubs. Exceptional! Plan to return in spring or summer for guided tour that includes the gardens.  more »
  • An excellent tour guide gave interesting details about the history of the house and the contents of the six rooms we visited. Also provided was fascinating information about the occupants of the... 
    An excellent tour guide gave interesting details about the history of the house and the contents of the six rooms we visited. Also provided was fascinating information about the occupants of the...  more »
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  • It was fun going though the beauiful building. Our guide Ms P Butcher was very informative and answered all our questions. Thank you !! .. ..
  • I went with the Democratic club we had a great time I learned a lot and Princeton is a beautiful town

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