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Museum & Summer Lawn Concerts

Shippen Manor Museum 2024 Season

Interior tours of Shippen Manor (main level only) will be available to the public this season on the 1st and 2nd Sundays from May to December unless otherwise scheduled.

If an outdoor event is cancelled due to severe weather, particularly lightning, or severe storms, extreme heat, etc., updates will be posted:

  • If cancelled during office hours (weekdays), (calendar, programming schedule) will be updated along with our Facebook (@ShippenManor) and
  • If cancelled on the Saturday evening or early Sunday morning of the scheduled event, it will only be posted on Facebook (@ShippenManor), next to the scheduled programming on this page, and on our Shippen Manor News (where our Facebook posts generate). Please note that the updates to the Shippen Manor News page may take a little time to update.

For more information regarding event schedule, please visit for our programming and events calendar.
Our schedule will also be posted on our Facebook (@ShippenManor).


Parking on site is limited on most days due to the nature of our location. If there is no open designated parking spot, please park in town (i.e. Washington Ave., past the stone church). Please read the parking information below so that you know where the best places to park are located.  We have two accessible (with a sign) parking spaces in our smaller Belvidere Ave. lot nearest the entrance of our boardwalk. For “Shippen Talks” speaking series, these will take place in our lower dining room– door on the lower porch (east side) is the entrance, porch has a few steps. For our “On the Daily”, the south-facing kitchen door will be open on clear days and on days with rain, the lower porch door will be open for our visitors.

Please visit for the calendar and programming schedule.

MAY 5 (11 am to 4 pm): Celebrate Shippen’s 270th (tours of main floor, reenactors/interpreters and tabling of organizations)– back parking & driveways closed to vehicles, limited handicap parking in small Belvidere Ave lot, parking in town
MAY 12 Museum is closed for Mother’s Day, see you in June.
JUNE 2 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor; “Shippen Talks” with Gina Rosseland (“Origins of Warren County”) from 2-3:30 pm
JUNE 9 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor, “Shippen Talks” with Scott Paul Gordon of Jacobsburg Historical Society from 2-3:30 pm
JULY 7 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor, textile demonstration (lower porch)
JULY 14 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor; “On the Daily” (“Let there be light”, lower dining room/kitchen)
AUG 4 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor
AUG 11 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor; “Shippen Talks” with Wayne McCabe, Sussex Co. Historical from 2-3:30 pm
SEPT 1 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor; special display “Labor Day: The Industries & Mining of Oxford”
SEPT 8 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor; “On the Daily” (“Early American Childhood”, lower dining room/kitchen)
OCT 6 (11 am to 4 pm): Shippen & the Revolutionary War (tours of main floor, 2nd NJ along lower drive/hillside, activities for all, Revolutionary War displays)– back parking & driveways closed to vehicles, limited handicap parking in small Belvidere Ave lot, parking in town
OCT 13 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor (“August at the Manor”)
NOV 3 (10 am to 4 pm): Explore Warren History Trail — back parking & driveways closed to vehicles, limited handicap parking in small Belvidere Ave lot, parking in town.

  • Self-guided tours of main floor
  • 27th NJ Baileys Boys (lower drive/porch)
  • Oxford United Methodist Church (tours from 12 to 4 pm)

NOV 10 (1-4 pm): Tours of main floor; “On the Daily” (“Indentured Servants”, lower dining room/kitchen)
DEC 1 & 8Victorian Candlelight Tours
   Reservations for the first three hours are limited to 10 per hour; opens November 1st (908) 453-4381 or email Gina (

  • Reservations for hourly tours (11 am, 12 pm, and 1 pm) that include full tour and music
  • Walk-ins (2-4pm) to view only the décor 

For more information, please see park regulations and information regarding parking below. For more regarding events programming at Shippen, please visit our calendar at



All Summer Lawn Concerts are on Sundays from 6pm to 8pm.

In case of inclement weather, please check or Facebook (Shippen Manor) for cancellations and/or rescheduled dates. The only parking permitted on-site are reserved for those with handicap parking tags/plates and it is first-come/first-serve. We ask that everyone else please park in town and walk over. 

For more information, please visit the concert information at

July 7: The Feinberg Brothers (Bluegrass)
July 14: Na’Badoch (Celtic Fusion)
July 21: Pyrenesia (Gypsy Jazz)
July 28: The Red Hot Ramblers (20s Jazz)
Aug 4: Dave Keller (Blues & Soul)
Aug 11: Fish Eyed Blues (Contemporary Blues Rock)
Aug 18: Out Past Curfew (Pop Rock)
Aug 25: Alex Radus Band (Americana, Swing, Blues)
Sept 1: Paddy & the Pale Boys (Irish Pub)

The Summer Lawn Concert Series is presented by the Warren County Cultural & Heritage (Division of Land Preservation), supported by the Warren County Board of Chosen Commissioners, and funded, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.   

There is limited accessible parking in our Belvidere Avenue lot (by the boardwalk). Please leave two car spaces closer to the boardwalk for those who need it (there is a blue & white sign that designates those spots for those with HC accessibility tags).

On regular museums days, the on-site parking is open to our visitors with a limited number of spaces in our back parking. If the lot is full, please park in town (see below for “off-site parking”). 
Please exercise caution as pedestrians also use the driveway. The driveway is a ONE WAY (except for special occasions). If the lower driveway is open when you exit the back parking, please drive slowly as there will be visitors and staff on the driveway.  

OFF-SITE PARKING: please exercise caution when crossing the street to the Manor property
For concerts and full-day events, back parking is closed to the public

  • Parking Areas with Limited to No Restriction: Washington Ave (past the stone church), town lot on Kent Street (limited space)
  • Parking Areas with Restrictions: Wall Street (in town, time limit on grass side), some parts of Washington Ave. (past stone church)
  • No Parking: Belvidere Avenue, Washington Avenue (bottom of our hill, both ways), Cinder Street, Kent Street (on-street), residential driveways and accesses, and elsewhere that has “no parking” signs.

Warren Co. Cultural & Heritage Affairs at Shippen Manor is not responsible if a driver receives a ticket for parking in a no parking, limited parking, or block residents’ driveways. Please adhere to all signs. 


There will be two main entrances to the museum (main floor) that are identified with brown and white signs (two brown and white “Museum” signs, one marked for ADA): the “Robeson Study” is the first entrance along the boardwalk from the Belvidere Ave. parking area. “Reception Room” has an ADA accessible entrance (it is the second entrance along the boardwalk from the Belvidere Ave. parking area). If you need any assistance, please speak with one of our volunteers.

EXTERIOR BORDER & DRIVEWAY WALLS: Our walls are delicate and fragile due to age and in order to avoid any potential injuries to you or damage to the site, we ask that visitors (children in particular) not climb, walk or jump off of them. (This also includes the old stone stairs on our neighbors’ property near the Belvidere Ave. parking area.)

SERVICE ANIMALS & PETS ON SITE: In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and NJ Law Against Discrimination, the only animals permitted inside of County buildings are licensed service animals who have been trained to provide a specific service or function to an individual with a disability. As per the ADA definition of service animal, it states, “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.” If you bring your pets onto the Shippen site for concerts or to visit during the day (outside only), all pets must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your pets, as we do not have a waste station.

If additional ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accommodations are required, all requests must be submitted in writing up to two (2) weeks prior to the programming event and we will do our best to accommodate. Please send all ADA accommodation requests to Gina Rosseland or send a letter to our offices at Shippen Manor (8 Belvidere Ave., Oxford, NJ 07863). (908) 453-4381, x. 223.

As we are a part of the County Parks system, alcohol, tobacco and drugs are not permitted on site. In addition, we are a carry in/carry out site and we appreciate if you take refuse home with you as we do not have receptacles for public use. Thank you for helping to keep Shippen Manor clean.

 No admission for museum or concerts. This is a family-friendly historic site. Limited accessible parking available on site.
As per Warren County Parks Regulations, certified service animals are permitted to enter the museum with their handlers. Other pets are not permitted inside of the museum. Thank you for picking up after your pets.
The Shippen Manor and Oxford Furnace historic sites are part of the Warren County Parks System and are an alcohol, drug and tobacco-free site.