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Prior to its construction in 1835, this was the property of William Penn, 17th century founder of Pennsylvania. During the Revolutionary War it was witness to the Battle of Princeton (1777).

Builder and first resident of Drumthwacket was Charles Olden, governor of New Jersey. In 1893 industrialist Moses Pyne enlarged the house and extended and landscaped the surrounding land.

In 1941 Russian immigrant Abram Spanel purchased the property and formed the International Latex Corporation, contributing greatly to the war effort. In 1966 the Spanels sold the property to the State of New Jersey for use as the official Governor's Residence.

The Drumthwacket Foundation was formed to preserve and maintain the magnificent house and grounds. This beautiful Greek Revival mansion is open to the public.

Location: 354 Stockton St, Princeton New Jersey 08540 Telephone 609-683-0057 Fax 609-924-4563

Other History nearby:
(Morristown) Acorn Hall
(New York City) American Museum of the Moving Image
(New York City) American Numismatic Society
(Philadelphia) American Swedish Historical Museum
(Philadelphia) Atwater Kent Museum-Philadelphia History
(New York City) Audubon Terrace Museum Group

09/30 Coming to The Princeton area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
Contemporary Art Fair Connecticut Norwalk CT April27-28 Modeled after our two sucessful NYC shows at the Javits Center. Each of the two shows will have approximately 100 exhibitors.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.
Maryland Faerie Festival Darlington MD May10-12 The Maryland Faerie Festival celebrates the Faeries in an atmosphere and with entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature.