Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum

Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum

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  • $12.50 for admission to the 14th annual Colonial Christmas and house tour for two ($20 value)
  • $24 for admission to the 14th annual Colonial Christmas and house tour for four ($40 value)
  • $33.50 for admission to the 14th annual Colonial Christmas and house tour for six ($60 value)

The 14th annual Colonial Christmas welcomes visitors to step back in time to the winter of 1778–1779, when Bedminster’s Jacobus Vanderveer House served as the Revolutionary War headquarters of General Henry Knox. The fundraiser features tours of the circa 1772 Dutch Colonial home (decorated for the holidays by New Jersey floral and interior designers), holiday shopping with boutique merchants and artisans; colonial musicians and re-enactors, live reindeer, an exhibition of Revolutionary War military antiques, performances by the Bernards High School Madrigals and Harmonium Choral Group, Santa visits from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays, and permanent exhibits including The Kitchen Hearth, The Vanderveer Parlor, The Knox Bedroom, and The Prich Matthews History Center. Children 12 and under enter for free. Gingerbread house workshops and horse-drawn carriage rides also available (for an additional fee).

Available dates include November 26–27 and December 3–4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from Colonial Christmas benefit exhibit development, historical interpretations, and educational programs at the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum.

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Promotional value expires Dec 4, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Promotional value exprires 12/4/16. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum


The Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum invites visitors to step inside a beautifully restored 1772 home for a vivid look at life during the American Revolution. The Dutch-Colonial frame house was home to members of the area's prominent Vanderveer Family and served as headquarters for General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79. During his stay, Knox commanded an artillery encampment in nearby Pluckemin. The Vanderveer House is the only surviving structure associated with the Pluckemin encampment, now recognized as America's first military training academy and a precursor to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Docents, costumed guides and interactive exhibits teach visitors of all ages about the lives of Dutch settlers in the region and the role of the Vanderveer House in the history of our country.

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