Drumthwacket reopens for public tours

Drumthwacket Foundation executive directors past and present were photographed without masks at the front door of Drumthwacket on the first day that public tours resumed on Oct. 13. L-R: Robyn Brenner (current), Beverly Mills (2002 to 2010), Daphne Townsend (1984 to 1999), and Lisa Burdett Paine (1999 to 2002). Photo by Barbara Turner, Drumthwacket Docent.

Public tours of Drumthwacket, the official residence of the governor of New Jersey have resumed. In-person tours were put on hold after the pandemic began. Drumthwacket is located in Princeton at 354 Stockton Street.

Tours are offered Wednesdays at 1 p.m. People attending the docent-led tours must wear a mask in the house regardless of vaccination status. To register for a free tour, visit the Drumthwacket.org website. The visit menu provides details about how to register, parking, the length of the tour, and guidelines regarding photography.

You can also take a virtual tour of Drumthwacket if you can’t make it to one of the Wednesday tours.

One Comment

  1. Tours should be available to the public on weekends. Wednesday afternoons are not really public hours and it is not private property. It belongs to the people. There is a difference between private property and that which we all share and that which we all pay for and all share does not really have the right to exclude or set such limited hours of access. One of the things that defines private property is that one can restrict who enters it.. and in this country this distinction sometimes seems to be getting lost in the halls of power. That which is public is public and paid for by the taxpayer. Open this up so regular people can see it when regular people are not at work.

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