Continuing a long-standing tradition of decorating the public space at Drumtouquet, the official residence of the New Jersey Governor, for the holiday season, Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy announced that “Holidays at Drumtouquet” will be open to the public for six days in December.

“Phil and I are excited to welcome thousands of New Jerseyans to what we like to call the People’s House for the holiday season,” said Tammy Murphy. “Six wonderful garden clubs from across the state, together with the Drumthwacket Trust, have done a wonderful job this year creating a magical winter wonderland in our historic Drumthwacket. This holiday season, as you spend time with loved ones, we hope you can join us for this truly unique experience.”

Garden clubs from Belvidere, Mountain Lakes, Allentown, West Trenton, Long Valley, Keyport, and Hunterdon Hills were chosen to decorate Drumtoucket.

The Princeton Mansion will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3; December 4, Sunday; December 5, Monday; December 8, Thursday; December 12, Monday; and Thursday, December 22.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Click HERE to reserve a seat.

Drumthwacket, which was built by Charles Alden in the 1830s, years before he became governor. The state acquired Drumwaket in 1966 in place of Morven, the former governor’s residence. But since Drumthwacket opened after renovations in 1982, only two governors — James Florio and James E. McGreevy — have lived there full-time. John O. Bennett IIIwho served as acting governor in 2002, lived in Drumthwaket throughout his 84-hour reign.

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