Welcome to one of the most historic buildings in the United States!
Completed in 1764, The Proprietary House has served as a
residence to New Jersey's last Royal Governor, a stylish hotel,
a private mansion, a retirement home, a boarding house, and now
as office space and 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.
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The Proprietary House is owned by the
State of New Jersey and maintained by the
non-profit Proprietary House Association.
We serve the community conducting
guided tours, hosting lectures, concerts,
storytelling, ghost tours, and teas. Its
beautiful spaces are available for rent
for special occasions such as weddings,
dinners, luncheons, etc.
Guided tours of The Proprietary House
are available by appointment each
Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
We are also open for tours and tea on
the second Sunday of each month from
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Groups welcome!
Click on the "Tours" link for details.