The Rockingham grounds and adjacent D&R Canal State Park towpaths are OPEN for
passive recreation (no ball playing allowed) with social distancing. We STRONGLY
recommend wearing a face covering when visiting. Restrooms and the historic house
remain closed, though the Dutch barn will be open and staffed on weekend days
and does require a mask to enter.
We hope to be adding outdoor programming by the beginning of August, if not sooner,
including tours and talks in the kitchen garden and about the house’s architecture and history.
Keep checking here for updates!
Be safe, be well, take care of each other and we hope we can all be together again soon!
Guided Tours ONLY:
Wednesday - Saturday:
10:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday, all state holidays, and usually the Wednesday following a Monday or Tuesday holiday.
PLEASE CALL TO CONFIRM SITE IS OPEN BEFORE VISITING
Due to house constraints, standard tour sizes are limited to ten (10) people. For groups of eleven (11) or more, or for organized groups, reservations must be made at least one month in advance. Please call the office (609-683-7132) to arrange a time.
The tour includes the first and second floor to 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 historc house. Please refrain from touching or leaning on furnishings and historic structural elements.
Rockingham Historic Site
P.O. Box 496
Kingston, NJ 08528
Office: (609) 683-7132
Site Curator Lisa Flick:
From Princeton follow Route 27 (Nassau Street) north into Kingston. Turn left on to 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 you come to 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
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.
Free, but donations to The Rockingham Association are always appreciated.
Visitor Center and Museum Store
Although not original to Rockingham, the charming 100-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.