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.
HOLIDAY HOURS: The Hermitage Museum is open for tours on Christmas Eve, December 24 and New Year's Eve, December 31. The Museum is closed on Christmas Day, December 26, 2014, New Year's Day, and January 2, 2015.
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The Holidays at The Hermitage
The historic Hermitage will be open to view the 2014 holiday decorations beginning on Sunday, November 16 during regular guided tours at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15 pm.
This year's holiday theme, "A Victorian Child's Christmas" captures the magical time of year when children dream of sugar plums, reindeer on the roof, and long winter naps.
Visitors can journey through the house to view antique toys, dolls, and trains while surrounded by decorated trees from the Victorian era and following the story, "Twas the Night Before Christmas". Indoor decor curated by Phyllis Wickham with the help of the Wyckoff-Area Garden Club, Hermitage volunteers and staff, with the outdoor decor by the Bergen County Master Gardeners and the Ho-Ho-Kus Garden Club.
THE JOY OF TOYS
Visitors can also view a special display of antique doll and toys in the Henry Bischoff Galleries. Pictured above 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 January 2015.
This is a wonderful afternoon for families to come to The Hermitage to view Victorian-era holiday decorations and to learn how children who lived during the 1800s celebrated during this festive time of year.
For group tours, please contact Diane Knispel at 201.445.8311, x103.
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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