Welcome to one of the most historic buildings in the United States!
Completed in 1764, 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
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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Proprietary House is owned by the State
of New Jersey and the museum is
operated by the non-profit Proprietary
House Association. We serve the
community, conducting guided tours,
hosting lectures, concerts, storytelling,
ghost tours, and teas. The museum's
beautiful spaces are available for rent for
special occasions such as weddings,
dinners, luncheons, etc.
Guided tours of Proprietary House are
available every Wednesday and on the last
Sunday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. No reservation is needed.