- Museum and mansion open for tours every Wednesday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM Operations
- Open all year for private rental and public events
- Private and/or group tours and bus tours by appointment
- On-site parking
- Guided tours
- Gift shop
- Suggested $5 donation
1686 Route 517, Allamuchy, NJ 07820
Rutherfurd Hall constructed between 1903 and 1905, is an 18,000 square foot Tudor-style summer home designed by famed New York architect Whitney Warren. The 38-room, brick and stone mansion was commissioned by newlyweds Winthrop Rutherfurd, a New York socialite and businessman, and Alice Morton, the daughter of former vice president Levi P. Morton. The home is an example of the American country house movement, a Gilded Age-era trend that saw the construction of grand summer estates in picturesque, rural areas for the city’s wealthiest aristocrats. The original landscape was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, sons of the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.
The Rutherfurds’ most famous visitors included titans of industry, a former Vice President, European royalty, and most famously, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. President Roosevelt is suspected to have had a long time love affair with Lucy Mercer, Winthrop’s second wife, during her tenure as social secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Take a guided tour of the museum and mansion to learn about the Rutherfurds and the impressive mansion
- Take a stroll along the Allamuchy Pond Trail located within Allamuchy Mountain State Park
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