Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor


Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T! Merry Christmas to my followers who celebrate and best wishes to all for a Happy New Year.


Last year, my daughter and I visited Ringwood Manor for the Victorian Christmas Event. The Manor was built in 1807 and then purchased by the Cooper-Hewitt family in 1853.


The 51 room mansion was donated to the state by Erskine Hewitt, the last heir of the family’s iron fortune.


In December, the Women’s Club of West Milford decorates the first floor of the mansion and hosts an open house to raise funds for the park. There are also concerts on a few nights…tickets to the concert must be purchased in advance.

Ringwood State Park posts:


Location: 1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, NJ 07456

Designation: National Historic Landmark District, State Park

Date designated or established: November 13, 1966

Date of my visit: 12/8/2018


This one of the original 10 rooms of the mansion built in 1807 and decorated in the Washingtonian style favored at the time.


Sarah Hewitt was an avid collector of fine things, including marquetry as seen in the table, chairs and cabinets in this room.



23 thoughts on “Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor

  1. Pingback: Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor — National Parks USA – PerchSpective

  2. I’ve always had trouble visualizing interior scenes when reading Victorian novels. Your photos of these beautifully decorated rooms will help fill those gaps as I reread my Austin and Bronte novels. Merry Christmas!

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