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Celebration of Independence at Shippen Manor
Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Visit Shippen Manor for a celebration of independence from Great Britain!
The Colonial Musketeers Junior Fife & Drum Corps will be playing colonial-era music 30 minutes before and following the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The commemorative reading of the Declaration will begin promptly at 12 noon on the lower porch of the Manor.
This event will occur on the lower driveway of the Manor. Please avoid driving on the lower driveway during this special commemoration.
PARKING: Our rear parking lot will be open, but has limited spacing. Please do not drive on the lower driveway until after the commemorative event as pedestrians will be using this area.
There is also a small parking lot along Belvidere Avenue with two designated accessibility parking spaces. If the lot if full, please use the town streets to park (Washington Ave past the Colonial Methodist Church or in the municipal lot off of Wall Street). There is no parking along Belvidere Ave. or at the bottom of our hill on Washington Ave. There is limited and time sensitive parking on Wall Street.
Warren Co. Cultural & Heritage Affairs at Shippen Manor is not responsible if a driver receives a ticket for parking in a no parking or limited parking area. Please adhere to all signs. Also, please do not block residents’ driveways.
ENTRANCES: There will be two main entrances to the museum (main floor). “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). Signs will clearly mark the entrances. 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.)