New Jersey governor’s mansion Drumthwacket now open for holiday tours

It’s that time of year again. Drumthwacket – the New Jersey governor’s mansion – is all decked out for the holidays.

News 12 Staff

Dec 8, 2022, 10:51 PM

Updated 499 days ago

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It’s that time of year again. Drumthwacket – the New Jersey governor’s mansion – is all decked out for the holidays.
It is a longstanding tradition for there to be open houses of the Princeton mansion during the holiday season.
"It's really something that's been planned for a long time. They start working on this in the summer. Each garden club takes a different room and comes up with their own theme for the room,” says New Jersey first lady Tammy Murphy.
Murphy says about 7,500 people will come through the property over the eight different days there are tours.
“There will be about 600 people going through each day just for the open house tours. Each tour lasts an hour,” Murphy says.
The first lady says that much of the mansion was renovated since Gov. Phil Murphy took office.
The funds to visit the space help support the repairs and upgrades of the mansion and the 11 acres on which it sits.
The tours will be self-guided, and reservations are required. There is parking on site free of charge.


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