- First weekend of the month from April-November (Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 pm)
- Five concerts hosted on the lawn overlooking the Delaware River
- Lectures offered during the Spring and Fall on a variety of topics
- Mansion and grounds open to visitors during open houses scheduled the first weekend of the month from April-November
- Restrooms on site
- ADA accessible first floor
- Group tours by appointment
- Free on-site parking
- Free tours and events
221 Edgewater Avenue, Beverly, NJ 08010
The Shipman Mansion was built in 1869 by prominent editor Paul Shipman and his wife, writer Alice Davidson Shipman, who was an intimate acquaintance of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. The couple lived in their home – which overlooks the Delaware River and features innovative European architecture for its time – until their deaths in 1917. In 1922, a member of the Red Dragon Canoe Club purchased the Shipman Mansion and transferred the title to the club in 1925. The second oldest surviving active canoe club on the Delaware River, the Red Dragon was originally formed in Camden as a sporting club. Today, Shipman Mansion features a collection of antique watercraft, trophies, photographs, documents, and artifacts from Red Dragon’s early days in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The mansion was listed in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places in 2000 and the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Tour the mansion’s collections that explore the history of the Shipman family and the Red Dragon Canoe Club
- Catch a free concert on the lawn overlooking the Delaware River
- Explore the sweeping grounds during a scheduled open house
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