Tour Schedule for 2018

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tours leave every hour; Last tour leaves at 3 p.m.

Unless you are a group of 10 or more, you do not need to make a reservation for a tour in advance.

If you are planning on visiting during the week, we advise for you to call ahead for tour availability due to school field trips being scheduled at times and tour availability is sometimes limited on certain days. *

At Liberty Hall, we bring history to life with a variety of tours for all ages and all interests: from young children to seniors and groups both large and small.  

Visitors can explore the Victorian-style mansion admiring the various rooms and timeless collections, spanning  the years from the American Revolution until post-World War II, or just wander throughout the beautiful grounds discovering the historic horticulture adorning this magnificent estate.

*subject to change


Liberty on the Road

A perfect outreach program! Liberty Hall Museum can come to your next meeting with a variety of topics to choose from!

If you are interested in a Liberty on the Road program, please call 908.527.0400 to arrange a day and time for your program. A list of topics can be found below and the fee is $125.00.

LEGACY OF LIBERTY HALL

Beginning with William Livingston, New Jersey’s first elected governor, and ending with its last resident, Mary Alice Barney Kean, you will hear the fascinating history of Liberty Hall as told through the lives of its occupants. 

LADIES OF LIBERTY HALL

From Susan Livingston, daughter of Governor Livingston, whose daring exploits saved Liberty Hall from the British during the Revolutionary War, to Mary Alice Kean who worked tirelessly for the preservation of our historic structures, Livingston and Kean women have played an important role in the history of our community. This lively talk describes two hundred years of contributions by the Ladies of Liberty Hall.

GARDENS OF LIBERTY HALL

Liberty Hall Museum’s 23 beautifully landscaped acres, which were designed so that plants are blooming from April to first frost, are evidence of a more than 200-year-old tradition of the Livingston/Kean family that began with Governor Livingston. This speech interweaves the history of the gardens with the life and times of the remarkable people who lived at Liberty Hall.

RING FOR SERVICE: THE ROLES OF SERVANTS IN A COUNTRY HOUSE

In the 1900s, the Kean family lived in a world where their every whim was met by the simple ringing of the servant's bell. With the help of family ledgers, diaries, and census records, museum educators will bring the Kean servants to life and how they worked, slept and spent their leisure time.  *Perfect for those Downton Abbey fans!*

STITCHES IN TIME: THREE CENTURIES OF HEMLINES, NECKLINES & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

Over the years the descendants of the Livingston and Kean families lovingly preserved and packed away the previous generation's belongings in attics, basements, closets, drawers, and yes, even underneath floor boards.  Combined, they tell the story of a way of life that has vanished from the Garden State. This fashionable presentation covers all the fashion dos & don'ts and how fashion has changed over three centuries.  

BON VOYAGE: 200 YEARS OF LUXURY TRAVEL

Through this talk, we'll bring to life several trips which the Livingston and Kean families took between 1780 and 1950.  With the help of personal diaries and letters from family members,you'll hear the stories of people who traveled over the span of 200 years and takes you on a journey of luxury that you’ll never forget!

 

Liberty Hall has witnessed two hundred years of history and has many stories to tell. If you have a particular interest, we would gladly tailor a talk for you!