Victorian Christmas at Ringwood Manor

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Ringwood State Park posts:

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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

 

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

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

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