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Rockingham

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84 Laurel Ave, Kingston, NJ 08528-9619
+1 609-683-7132
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A surprisingly interesting tour

We had some free time after visiting Princeton University, so we decided to visit this little... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2017
Shirley S
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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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Poorly maintained

The State of New Jersey should be ashamed of how run down they have let this place become. The main... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2017
DollarsMom
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Brentwood, TN
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Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

We had some free time after visiting Princeton University, so we decided to visit this little attraction. The historical site is about 15 minutes from Princeton. The tour is free and last about an hour. Our tour guide, Paul, is an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

The State of New Jersey should be ashamed of how run down they have let this place become. The main building is in bad disrepair with only minimal period furniture, the garden and grounds are full of weeds, and the trail to the canal is...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Rockingham was Washington's last headquarters during the final days of the Revolutionary War. The General and his aides stayed there in 1783, while they waited for the war-ending Treaty of Paris to be finalized. Our one-hour guided tour of the house included many enlightening descriptions...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

A civilian house that became Geo Washington's final military headquarters has been moved three times. The house is much bigger than what it looks due to enlargements over the centuries. The outside is in great need of wood work and the facility is greatful for...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

This was George Washington's last headquarters in 1983. When the Treaty of Paris was signed in November of that year, which gave independence to the colonies, Washing issued his last orders to the troops and resigned his post. The facility offers guided tours--get reservations for...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2015

I was there on last Sunday December 13 for Rockingham's Annual Candlelight Holiday Tours.Every year they have this kind of tour But before you go must Check website .It was General Washington's Last Military Headquarters.This is the place the General stay for two-and-half months from...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2015

The operating hours are limited, and reservations are required for the Christmas tours. It is not recommended for people with limited mobility, as there is a steep, winding staircase with no handraid, and a longish, unpaved walk from the parking lot to the house. One...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had a fascinating tour of this house, given by a very knowledgeable guide. The tour took about an hour and was a pleasant way to while away an afternoon. Spacious grounds lead to a walk. Free parking and free entrance but good to leave...More

1  Thank grace297
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great way to get a little history of Washington's time in Princeton area.. allow 1 hr min. Nice grounds , easy to find, free admission (make a donation). Docent led tours are excellent. When done, head to amish market (5 min) for quick informal bite...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Just 7 minutes from Princeton, you can see the house where George Washington wrote his Farewell Orders in 1783. The first room is a recreated kitchen. However, the rest of the approx. 12 rooms are authentic. I was surprised at just how much I learned...More

3  Thank Linda G
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