First Sundays & Second Sundays
1 PM to 4 PM - Exclusive of Holidays - Free Admission -Donations
Field Trips for School
Classes & Special Groups
Weekdays in April; Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May & June.
TIME: Approximately 10 AM - 12 Noon; or 1-3 PM.
ADMISSION is Free. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
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There is no admission fee. For further
information, please call (908) 453-4381.
Individuals preferring speech or hearing assistance may call the relay
service at 711.
Christmas at Shippen
8 and 15, from 1-4 pm.
The Warren County Cultural
& Heritage Commission is again proud to present its annual candlelight
tours of historic Shippen Manor in Oxford, on December 1, 8 and 15,
from 1-4 pm. Period interiors decorated for holiday celebrations of
the 18th and 19th Centuries will be featured along with special talks
on the evolution of Christmas in America through the Civil War era.
Tours on December 1st and 8th will be conducted at 1, 2 and 3 pm.
On Sunday, December 15, the
Manor will again play host to noted author and performer Kevin
Rawlings, of Hagerstown, Maryland, known throughout the mid-Atlantic
states for his portrayals of a 19th Century Saint Nicholas.
In the past, Mr. Rawlings
based his presentations on cartoonist Thomas Nast's well-known
depiction of Santa in the 1860s. Since 2011, Mr. Rawlings has
performed as a Santa from the 1830-1850 period, a version unfamiliar
to most contemporary audiences. Mr. Rawlings is the author of the 1997
book "We Were Marching On Christmas Day: A History of Christmas during
the Civil War" and will be on hand from 1-4 pm to discuss "Santa
history" as well as to listen to wish lists from young and old. The
program is designed for all ages.
Shippen curator Andrew
Drysdale will discuss the history of Christmas traditions in the
Manor's Victorian parlor on all three afternoons with a special look
at how holiday depictions of Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince
Albert, influenced American customs.
Shippen Manor, the
restored 18th century iron master's mansion, is located 1/4 mile west
of the Route 31/Wall Street intersection in Oxford, on Belvidere
Avenue. Parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to park on
nearby Washington Avenue. Handicapped parking is available at the
Manor. There is no admission fee. For further information, please call