• Open for guided tours only
  • Wednesday - Saturday: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm
  • Call ahead to confirm tour availability
  • Closed state holidays and usually the Wednesday following a Monday or Tuesday holiday
  • Guided tours
  • Holiday Candlelight Tour in early December
  • Children's Day in early May
  • History to Go! classroom collaboration
  • various programs on aspects of Colonial life
  • on-site parking lot with handicap parking
  • call ahead if more accessibility accommodations are needed
  • Free
  • Donations to the Rockingham Assocation welcome

Rockingham Historic Site

84 Laurel Avenue, Kingston, NJ 08528

(609) 683-7132


Originally built circa 1705 Rockingham became significant as General George Washington's final military headquarters from August to November 1783. While in residence, the General entertained many dignitaries, including Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and Thomas Paine. He also attended the Continental Congress, which was held in Princeton, the national capitol at the time.

While at Rockingham. Washington received word that the "Treaty of Paris" had been signed on Sept 3, 1783, ending the war. He then composed his "Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States," releasing the troops and declaring his retirement from public life.


WHAT TO SEE AND DO

  • Take a guided tour of the mansion house
  • Visit the Children’s Museum in the Colonial summer kitchen

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Photos courtesy HMR Architects