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As of 3/19/2020, the Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at Shippen Manor will be closed for now due to the corona virus outbreak (as per the Warren County Administrator). If there will be any changes to our schedule of events for 2020, it will be posted at our event page ( and Facebook (@ShippenManor). Wishing you health and wellness.

Welcome to Shippen Manor

Shippen Manor, the restored 18th century iron master’s mansion, is located 1/4 mile west of the Route 31/Wall Street intersection in Oxford, on Belvidere Avenue. Parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to park on nearby Washington Avenue. Handicapped parking is available at the Manor. There is no admission fee.

The Museum is open the 1st and 2nd Sundays (except for holidays) from 1-4 pm (special events are 11 am-4 pm), April to December. Weather permitting.

For further information, please call (908) 453-4381

Guided Tours / Trips

The museum is open the first and second Sundays from April to December, from 1-4 pm (unless a full-day event that runs 11am-4pm), excluding holidays. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

Field trips for school classes & special groups are available; reservations are required for group tours. Please call the office (908) 453-4381, to schedule a group tour. Space is limited to 15 individuals per tour group/docent.

School tours are scheduled September – November and April – June mornings. Tours dependent upon availability of our docents.

Group tours are scheduled during the week, between 10 am – 2 pm, excluding holidays. Tours depending upon availability of docents.

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Warren County Senior Winners at 53rd Annual State Show

The Warren County Department of Land Preservation, Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is pleased to announce that two artists from Warren County have been selected as award winners in the State’s 53rd Annual NJ Senior Citizen Art Show. Winning artists from Warren County are:

Gail Speirs (Washington) Second Prize Award, Non-Professional Watercolor for her piece Blacksmith Shop
Jude Griffith (Stewartsville) Honorable Mention Award, Non-Professional Drawing for his piece Shammy

This show, featuring almost 300 pieces of artwork, is currently on display in the main building of Meadow Lakes Senior Living, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, NJ. It will remain on display and open to the public Mondays through Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, until Thursday, October 24, 2019.

Exhibiting artists this year ranged in age from 60 to 101. Artwork in eleven categories is represented, created by professional and non-professional artists. A three-person panel of art experts juried the show, selecting first, second, and third place winners and honorable mentions in each category.

The annual exhibit is a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Mercer County’s Division of Culture & Heritage, and is the culmination of a year of county-based Senior Citizen Art Shows held throughout the state. All the work on display represents First Place winners from the county shows. Warren County’s Division of Aging and Disability Services and the Department of Land Preservation, Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs partnered to present our County Winners for this competitive 53rd Annual State Show.

The public can view the show, free of charge, during viewing hours. Groups of 6 or more must contact Meadow Lakes in advance by calling (609) 448-4100. Directions can be found on the Meadow Lakes website at: 

This program is made possible with Cosponsored Project grant funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, with additional support from the County of Mercer, Meadow Lakes (a Springpoint Senior Living Community) and the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging.