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Rockingham will be closed
Wednesday, Nov. 5 through Wednesday, Nov. 12;
the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 13 and all day Friday, Nov. 14;
Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Friday, Nov. 28.


Annual Candlelight Holiday Tours
Sunday, December 14
11 am to 4 pm
Reservations Required!
more info to follow . . .

About Rockingham

George Washington
George Washington
at Rockingham

While the Continental Congress was meeting in Princeton, Rockingham served as General George Washington's final Revolutionary War headquarters for over two and one-half months in 1783. On October 31, 1783, Washington and Congress received the long awaited news - the final version of the Treaty of Paris had been signed and the thirteen colonies were indeed independent of Great Britain.

For eight years Washington had served his country in the American Revolution and, as one of his last official acts, wrote the Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States at Rockingham in late October, which were then delivered to the remaining Continental Army at West Point, New York.

Also known as the Berrien Mansion, the original two rooms of the farmhouse were built about 1710. Enlarged into a grander home in the 1760's by Judge John Berrien, the house is preserved and interpreted as the temporary residence of George and Martha Washington. Physically relocated three times since 1896, Rockingham Historic Site maintains a fine collection of 18th century furnishings and Washington military reproductions, a children's museum and a Colonial kitchen garden.


The award-winning DVD, "Rockingham-The Road to Peace", is now available by mail.
Download the order form.


New Jersey State Archives
November 3, 2008

In celebration of the 225th Anniversary of Congress in Princeton, the State Archives placed New Jersey's original Treaty of Paris (preliminary articles, ratified by the Continental Congress), online. The date marks the news arriving in Princeton 225 years ago signifying the end of the Revolutionary War.


Rockingham Historic Site is owned by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, State Parks Service.

Last updated May 23, 2014

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