• Sundays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm by advance reservation only
  • Groups by advance reservation
  • Guided tours offered Sundays at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
  • Afternoon tea served in the colonial wine cellar on Sundays and Wednesdays from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm by advance reservation
  • Special events including lectures, re-enactments, concerts, ghost tours, teas, and other history-themed events scheduled throughout the year
  • ADA accessible
  • Off-street parking
  • Gift shop
  • Restrooms
  • Adults $5
  • Students $2
  • Children under 12 free
  • Tea Room $15 by registration only (includes tea and tour)

Proprietary House

149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861


Completed in 1764 by the East Jersey Proprietors, the Proprietary House is the only remaining official royal governor’s mansion still standing in the original thirteen colonies. It was home to William Franklin, New Jersey’s last Royal Governor and son of Benjamin Franklin. Over the centuries, the building has served as a private mansion, hotel, retirement home, boarding house, and now a museum. It is owned by the State of New Jersey and the museum is operated by the non-profit Proprietary House Association. Proprietary House is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.


  • Take a guided tour of the historic home once occupied by Royal Governor William Franklin
  • Attend a special event hosted throughout the year

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