New Jersey

Drumthwacket, The Official Residence of the Governor

Home of the governor since 1981, and of a number of prominent private owners before that, the history of Drumthwacket dates back to the 17th century. Groups will learn the history of Drumthwacket and the roles it has played in the heritage of New Jersey, while the house’s architecture and collections of documents take them through three eras of cultural and historical change. Learn what it’s like to be governor, and the importance of good citizenship. Weather permitting, groups can also visit the gardens, and the Thomas Olden House and farmhouse, where they can explore colonial kitchens and hands-on displays.
Contact Info
Address: 354 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ 08540. Mercer County. Tel: 609-683-0057. Email: Website: Hrs: Wed., By appointment. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-6th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free. Title I funding support. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue