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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.

Civil War Encampment Weekend

Saturday and Sunday,
January 24 and 25, 2015 from 1– 4

A fun "living history" experience for the whole family!
This year, in addition to the activities during the two-day event, Company B has also scheduled a Candlelight Camp Tour on Saturday evening, January 24 from 6 to 7 pm. Visitors will be given camp passes to get a glimpse of soldiers’ lives during evening camp at the time of the Civil War. Card playing, letter-writing to loved ones, music sessions, and medical scenarios will be presented in, character, by the re-enactors. Admission to the daytime encampment (1 to 4 pm) is $7 per person, regardless of age. Admission to the Candlelight Tour is $5. Children 6 and under are free. Click here for details.

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The Joy of Toys

View a special display of antique doll and toys in the Henry Bischoff Galleries.
Pictured is just one of the three display cases where a variety of 19th and 20th century dolls and toys are on display. Items are on loan or part of the Hermitage collection. The "Joy of Toys" can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 pm through March 2015.


Blues Night at The Hermitage

Saturday,March 28, 2015
7:30 to 10 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)

The Hermitage Museum is pleased to present "Black Lace Blues" a five-piece band from Montclair/Bloomfield, NJ. Join us for evening of blues music and great food!

Jaqua Hall, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. Limited seating. Plenty of free parking.

Admission: $50 per person (FOH Members: $45)
Includes beer, wine and light fare

Tickets can be purchased online at





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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Living History!
Civil War Winter Encampment

Saturday, January 24
& Sunday, January 25, 2015
1 to 4 pm

Roundtable Calendar
Wed., Jan. 28
1609: A Country that was Never Lost
Presenter: Kevin Wright

NJ Historical Commission offers
Grant Workshop

Wed., February 18
10:00 am to Noon

Blues Night at The Hermitage
Sat., March 28
"Black Lace Blues"
7:30 to 10:00 pm

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