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The Hermitage, a National Historic Landmark and house museum, incorporates a stone house that was visited during the Revolutionary War by General George Washington. It was also the site of the marriage of Aaron Burr and Theodosia Prevost. Its picturesque Gothic Revival design dates to the 1847–48 renovation by the architect William H. Ranlett. 

Guided Tours: Wednesday through Sunday beginning at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 pm.
For group tours of six or more, please contact Diane Knispel at 201.445.8311 x103.

2015 QuickStart Appeal

Our Mission
We preserve The Hermitage, its stories, and its collections as an educational resource to engage and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds in the exploration and understanding of their past.

To fulfill this mission and to continue our community and school programs, events, and exhibitions, we ask for your support to help reach our goal of $35,000 through our 2015 Quick Start Appeal.

You can mail your donation to: Friends of the Hermitage; QuickStart Appeal, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 07423 or click on the DONATE button on the top of this page.

Your Quick Start contribution will help us achieve our fund-raising goals through 2015 which includes financing two exciting exhibitions. “A Real American Girl: Celebrating Mary Elizabeth Rosencrantz’ 130th birthday and her legacy to preserve The Hermitage” will open in April in the Henry Bischoff Galleries. “Saving our Historic Stone Houses: The Legacy of Claire K. Tholl” will open in May in the Hermitage summer kitchen building. Coincidentally, restoration efforts will be underway soon for the Hermitage summer kitchen with a plan to utilize it for special events. Our exhibitions and Mary Elizabeth’s vision to preserve  her home as a museum lives on four decades later thanks, in part, to you, our individual supporters.

Your Quick Start contribution will help us build upon our 43-year foundation for future generations. Thank you again for your past generous support and for your continued support through 2015 and beyond.
We look forward to seeing you soon at The Hermitage!


The Hermitage MuseumBlues Night at The Hermitage

Saturday, March 28, 2015
7:30 to 10:00 pm (Doors open at 7 pm)
Click here to purchase tickets!

The Hermitage Museum is pleased to present "Black Lace Blues" a five-piece band from Montclair/Bloomfield, NJ. Join us for evening of blues music and great food!

Jaqua Hall, 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus. Limited seating.
Plenty of free parking.

Admission: $50 per person (FOH Members: $45)
Includes beer, wine and light fare. Click here for details.

No one under 21 years of age will be admitted.

The Hermitage Museum

The Joy of Toys

View a special display of antique doll and toys in the Henry Bischoff Galleries.
Pictured is just one of the three display cases where a variety of 19th and 20th century dolls and toys are on display. Items are on loan or part of the Hermitage collection. The "Joy of Toys" can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 pm through March 2015.









The Friends of the Hermitage offer tours of The Hermitage, exhibitions of the collections, and diverse educational programming at the Hermitage Education & Conference Center. The Friends received a General Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of cultural affairs in the Department of State.

The Friends of the Hermitage Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
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Roundtable Calendar
March 25, 2015
at 7:30 pm.
Presenter: Todd Braisted Bergen County in the American Revolution   

Blues Night at The Hermitage
Sat., March 28
"Black Lace Blues"
7:30 to 10:00 pm


Artists' Showcase
Feb. 22 - April 27

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