The Mansion House
A tour of Washington's farmhouse residence from August 1783 to November 1783 will help visitors gain a better understanding of life in the Colonial period. Each room is filled with 18th-century furnishings and artifacts.
Tours may also include the Children's Museum and the kitchen garden with plants and flowers indigenous to an 18th-century farmstead. The Children's Museum, a former Colonial summer kitchen or wash building, now houses games, activities and costumes for children.
Visitor Center and Museum Store
Although not original to Rockingham, the charming 150-year-old stone building is open for certain events, serving as both a visitor center and a museum shop, operated by volunteers of The Rockingham Association. Newly arrived guests at Rockingham may stop by to pick up maps, brochures and other site literature, and purchase a wide variety of toys, gifts, and sundries.
Also available at the Museum Store is the new award winning DVD, "Rockingham-The Road to Peace." You may also order the DVD by mail.
Free, but donations to The Rockingham Association are always appreciated.
Admission to the historic house is by guided tour only. Rockingham is open to the public for tours:
Wednesday through Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 am; 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
Sunday at 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday, all State and Federal holidays, and on Wednesday after a Monday or Tuesday holiday. Please call the office (609-683-7132) to inquire.
Due to house constraints, limited to ten (10) people. Reservations must be made at least two (2) weeks in advance for groups of eleven (11) or more. Please call the office (609-683-7132) to arrange a time.
- Due to the small number of staff, on the day of your visit, it is suggested that you call to confirm with staff that the site will be open.
- The tour includes the first and second floor of the historic house. At the beginning of the tour, please inform the docent of inability to climb the stairs and accommodation will be made to the best of our ability.
- Photography, (including videotaping), candy, food & drink are not permitted in the historic house. Please refrain from touching or leaning on furnishings and historic structural elements.
The Rockingham parking lot is separate from where the house is located. The entrance to the lot is located about 1/4 mile North of the house (toward the town of Rocky Hill, toward Trap Rock Quarry), same side (West) of Route 603 (Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd./Laurel Ave.). There is a brown sign with white lettering by a small section of worm fence (same kind of fence as is along road by house) at the entrance. There is a path from the parking lot to the house.
There is handicap parking in the parking lot. However, if walking will be too difficult through the woods and approximately 100 yards to the house, please call the office (609) 683-7132 for information regarding closer access.
From Princeton follow Route 27 (Nassau Street) north into Kingston. Turn left on Laurel Avenue (Route 603). Rockingham is one mile north, on the left side of the road. The parking lot is past the house and tree line, also on the left.
From Route 206 follow Route 518 East through Rocky Hill, across the canal bridge. Turn right onto Route 603 (Kingston-Rocky Hill Rd.) Travel south for approximately one mile. The parking lot is on the right before the house.
GPS Coordinates (84 Laurel Avenue, Franklin Township, NJ)
House - 40° 23' 02.92" N 74° 37' 08.82" W
Parking Entrance - 40° 23' 11.31" N 74° 37' 17.54" W
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