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Historic Shippen Manor Events

Museum is open the 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month from April until December (1 to 4 pm), except for days with special events. Admission is always free.

SUN., MARCH 29TH , 2-3:30 pm
PRE-SEASON SPECIAL EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

On Sun., March 29th at 2pm, Jan Hunold will present, “Jersey Girls in the Women’s Suffrage Movement” in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Q&A following presentation. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Doors will open at 1:30 pm. Please call the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Affairs office at Shippen to reserve seating: 908-453-4381. Reservations are limited to 5 seats per caller.
Reservations will close at 4pm on Fri., 3/27.

No food or drink permitted in the museum.
*The museum will not be providing tours for this event.
This event is filled. In the event that the County suspends events and activities at all of its locations, we will reschedule the event for later in the season. Those who have made reservations for seating will be notified and have the opportunity to reserve first for the rescheduled event.

This event has been postponed until Sunday, October 11th from 2-3:30pm in the lower level dining hall (accessible from the lower level front porch). Please note that at this time, the lower level is not ADA accessible. All individuals who reserved seats for March event will be given a chance to keep their seat(s) for October.

APRIL 2020

  • SUN., 4/5: OPEN HOUSE ON OPENING DAY.This event is cancelled.
  • SUN., 4/12: MUSEUM CLOSED (EASTER)

MAY 2020

  • SUN., 5/3: CIVIL WAR DAY with the 27TH NJ REG’T & SURGICAL UNIT (11a-4pm): Visit with the men of the 27th Regiment at their spring encampment at Shippen. There will be two firing demos at 1 & 3pm (30 min each). During the demos, the Manor will pause tours. All visitors are invited to join the 27th on the lower level front porch of the Manor. Tours will resume after demos end. On-street parking for this event. Handicap accessible parking (limit space).
  • SUN., 5/10 (1-4pm): MOTHER’S DAY AT THE MANOR: Looking for something to do with that special mother in your life? Our docents will be providing tours of the Manor to our visitors.

JUNE 2020

  • SUN., 6/7: AMERICAN REVOLUTION DAY with the 2nd NJ HELMS CO. (11a-4pm): Visit with the men, women and children of the 2nd NJ Regiment, Helms Company. Schedule of events TBA, so stay tuned! During firing demos, the Manor will pause tours and reconvene after. All visitors are invited to join the 2nd NJ on the lower level front porch of the Manor. On-street parking for this event. Handicap accessible parking available (limited spaces).
  • SUN., 6/14: FLAG DAY AT THE MANOR!
    Special event to commemorate FLAG DAY will be announced, please stay tuned! Museum tours of the Manor will begin following this commemoration from 1-4pm.

JULY 2020

  • SUN., 7/5: CELEBRATING THE FOURTH AT THE MANOR (11a-4pm):
    Special event to commemorate the reading of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 will be announced, please stay tuned! Museum tours of the Manor will begin following this commemoration from 1-4pm.
  • SUN., 7/12: DEMONSTRATION: CRAFTSMANSHIP (1-4pm): Bob Brandt of Millbrook Village will be here during our museum day to demonstrate the restoration of one of our woven chairs from the 1850s on the lower level porch of the Manor. For those who enjoy seeing a true craftsman at work, this will be the demonstration for you!

AUGUST 2020

  • SUN., 8/2: LOCAL HISTORY TALK: Christine Beegle, Blairstown Historical Society, will give a talk about John I. Blair, founder of Blairstown, philanthropist, railroad tycoon and relative of the Shippens. Christine’s talk begins at 2pm in the lower level dining hall. Museum tours of the main level are from 1-4pm.
  • SUN., 8/9: LOCAL HISTORY TALK: Jeremiah Apgar, Washington Borough Historical Society, will give a talk about the organ & piano manufacturing history of Washington. Jeremiah’s talk begins at 2pm in the lower level dining hall. Museum tours of the main level are from 1-4pm.

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • SUN., 9/6: LOCAL HISTORY TALK: Denis G. Sullivan, local historian, will give a talk about 19th c. industries in Oxford, specifically about the Oxford Iron & Nail Company, in addition to labor conditions in the 1880s in honor of Labor Day. Museum tours of the main level are from 1-4pm.
  • SUN., 9/13: AMERICAN REVOLUTION DAY with the 2nd NJ HELMS CO. (11a-4pm): Visit with the men, women and children of the 2nd NJ Regiment, Helms Company. Schedule of events TBA, so stay tuned! During firing demos, the Manor will pause tours. All visitors are invited to join the 2nd NJ on the lower level front porch of the Manor. Tours will resume after demos end. On-street parking for this event. Handicap accessible parking (limited space).

OCTOBER 2020

  • SUN., 10/4: IT’S AUTUMN AT THE MANOR! Museum tours (1-4pm).
  • SUN., 10/11: Rescheduled Program: “Jersey Girls and the Women’s Suffrage Movement” will begin at 2pm in the lower level workers’ dining hall of Shippen Manor. This is accessible from the lower driveway and through the front door facing Route 31. This room is not ADA accessible at this time. 

NOVEMBER 2020

  • SUN., 11/1: 2ND ANNUAL HARVEST CRAFTS WITH KIDS on the lower level porch of the Manor. This is a free event for children ages pre-k to 8th grade. Museum tours of the main level are from 1-4pm.
  • SUN., 11/8: CIVIL WAR DAY with the 27TH NJ REG’T & SURGICAL UNIT WINTER ENCAMPMENT (11a-4pm): Visit with the men of the 27th Regiment at their spring encampment at Shippen. There will be two firing demos at 1 & 3pm (30 min each). During the demos, the Manor will pause tours. All visitors are invited to join the 27th on the lower level front porch of the Manor. Tours will resume after demos end. On-street parking for this event. Handicap accessible parking (limited spaces).

DECEMBER 2020

  • SUN., 12/6: VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS OF THE MANOR: Special topic guided tours, hourly at 1, 2 or 3pm. Doors open for first tour at 12:45pm.
  • SUN., 12/13: VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS OF THE MANOR: Special topic guided tours, hourly at 1, 2 or 3pm. Doors open for first tour at 12:45pm.

Schedule is subject to change.
Cancellations will be posted on Facebook (@ShippenManor) and at our website: warrenparks.com/wcchc/events . Call the office at Shippen for more information about our events (908) 453-4381.

Admission is free at the Manor. We have family-centered activities and events during the season. Handicap accessible parking available on site (limited spaces). As per County of Warren Parks’ policies: no pets allowed inside of County museums, only trained service animals permitted. Food and drink are not permitted inside of the Manor. Smoking is not permitted on premises.