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 Manor National Historic Landmark District
- Merry Christmas from Ringwood Manor National Historic Landmark District
- Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor
- Skylands Botanical Gardens
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
Sarah Hewitt was an avid collector of fine things, including marquetry as seen in the table, chairs and cabinets in this room.