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The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark and house museum, incorporates a stone house that was visited during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington. It was also the site of the marriage of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost. Its picturesque Gothic Revival design dates to the 1847–48 renovation by the architect William H. Ranlett.

GUIDED TOURS: Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 pm. For group tours of six or more, please contact Diane Knispel at 201.445.8311 x103. Group Tours are $7 per person 

Summer Kitchen Project

The Hermitage MuseumBecause of the success of Blues Night, our
fund-raiser for the summer kitchen restoration project, we are preparing to begin Phase II of this project. Stay tuned for updates!

A detached two-story stone structure, the summer kitchen's interior first floor was modernized in the 1980s with a bathroom and track lighting. A wall-to-wall carpet was installed, covering the wide wood-planked floor. During the last 30 years, both stories were used as storage rooms. In July 2014, Phase I of the restoration began. The first floor contents were relocated by summer's end, and the heat was restored in March 2015. Phase II plans are underway to repair plumbing, replace the lighting fixtures and electrical outlets. Phase III goals include exposing the wood floors and brick hearth.


The Friends of the Hermitage offer tours of The Hermitage, exhibitions of the collections, and diverse educational programming at the Hermitage Education & Conference Center. The Friends received a General Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of cultural affairs in the Department of State.

The Friends of the Hermitage Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
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Art Workshop
7 week course

Sept. 16 to Oct. 28
7:00-8:30 am

Cadillac Club of
North Jersey,
North Jersey
Region of the CLC
2015 Fabulous
Fall Show
Sunday, Oct. 11
9:00-3:00 pm

The Bergen County Wellness Festival
Saturday, Oct. 17
10:00-4:00 pm

36 Annual Classic Creations Holiday Boutique
Preview night
Oct. 23, 5:00-9:00 pm
Sat. Oct. 24-
Sun. Nov. 29

Ghost Tours at
The Hermitage

starting October 27

NEW EXHIBITION: Saving Our Historic Stone House -
The Legacy of
Claire K. Tholl

through Jan. 30, 2016

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