Looking for something unique to do with your significant other this Valentine's Day?  Bring your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/friend-with-benefits/whoever to a tour of some of New Jersey's mansions that are open to the public!

 

Emlen Physick Estate

1048 Washington Street, Cape May

The Emlen Physick Estate was completed in 1879. The grounds include Hill House, the Carriage House and the Carroll Gallery, with different exhibits throughout the year.

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Liberty Hall Museum

1003 Morris Avenue, Union

Built in 1772 for William Livingston, New Jersey’s first elected governor. It was originally a 14-room Georgian-style home, but has since grown into a 50-room Victorian-style mansion. The museum is home to extensive collections of ceramics, textiles, toys, furniture and tools owned by seven generations of the Kean and Livingston families.

kean.edu/libertyhall

 

Lambert Castle

3 Valley Road, Paterson

This castle-style estate was built in the late 19th century. The city of Paterson did major renovations after buying it in 1925 to bring the building to its original glory.

lambertcastle.org

 

Skylands Manor

2 Morris Road, Ringwood

This mansion, built in the mid-1920s was actually made to appear older than it was, with a stone facade and slate roof. The estate includes the New Jersey Botanical Garden as well.

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Drumthwacket

354 Stockton Street (Route 206), Princeton

Drumthwacket was built in 1835 and has been the official residence of New Jersey’s governor since 1981.

drumthwacket.org

[SOURCE: BestOfNJ.com]

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