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Proprietary House tours
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visit the nation’s only remaining original Royal Governor’s mansion, right here in New Jersey! Completed in 1764, the Proprietary House in Perth Amboy served as home to New Jersey’s last Royal Governor, William Franklin. In the years to follow, it was the site of Franklin’s arrest by Patriot forces and later became a stylish hotel, a retirement home, a boarding house and, now, a museum.
A true survivor, this building has seen war and peace, fire and storms, neglect and restoration, to stand as a witness to 250 years of American history.
In addition to free tours, the Proprietary House offers a gracious tea at an additional fee. For more information, visit the Proprietary House website.