221 Edgewater Avenue Edgewater Park, NJ 08010 Phone: 609-387-9847

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The Shipman Mansion is open for tours on the first weekend of the month during April - November from 1-4 on Saturday and Sundays.  For appointments at other times, please call 856-986-7969. 

The Shipman Mansion is located at 221 Edgewater Avenue in Edgewater Park, NJ.  

2019 Events


In years past, Delanco native Mark Hall has, through the magic of slide presentations, taken guests at the Shipman Mansion in Edgewater Park along for delightful small boat cruises on the Danube, Rhine and Havel rivers in Germany.

On May 8, Mark will change course, taking us on what he describes as a “special kind of boat (and) a special kind of boating” through central and northern England.

Our travels during this free program at 7 p.m. will employ the very extensive network of canals, some of them built 200 and more years ago, through the idyllic English countryside (and a bit of urban jungle.)

Prepare yourself to glide past wonderfully elegant cast iron bridges or under lovely old arched stone spans dating back to the era of the first canals. Imagine windswept upland moors and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Hights, vibrant cities of the Midlands, evening visits to cozy pubs, as well as passages on aqueducts and through tunnels aboard fascinating vessels called “narrowboats,” special canal boats that ply these waters to these destinations and more.

Mark, who grew up on the banks of the Rancocas Creek, has lived for years in Germany. His photos create a vivid record of his summer excursions, although he modestly claims that, in truth, the atmosphere is inadequately captured on film.

Mark’s presentation is offered to the public by the non-profit Shipman Mansion Foundation which is engaged in restoring the mansion, home of the Red Dragon Canoe Club, at 221 Edgewater Avenue, where Mark’s program will be presented.

Doors open at the Shipman Mansion at 6 p.m. for free tours.

May 22, 2019  7:00 PM Billy Terrell at Dobbins United Methodist Church

Billy Terrell will be presenting on 'The Other Side of Rock and War" at Dobbins United Methodist Church at 330 Union Avenue, Delanco, New Jersey. 

Billy will tell the amazing story of his life during the Vietnam War and his life as a songwriter and producer and his battle to save his life, his career, his country and the orphans he left behind.  

Concert Series - Concessions available at 6 PM; Performance 7:00-8:00

June 12th - OMGB - Classic Rock

June 26th - Norman Taylor & Blue Soul - Blues

July 10th - The Rhythm Wranglers - Country

July 24th -Charlie Zahm - Folk/Sea Shanties

August 7th - Ja People - Reggae/Soul




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The restoration at The Shipman Mansion focused first on the roof to ensure a watertight structure and now has moved to the interior. The Roof - The roof restoration was a major effort and we are happy to announce that it is DONE! Through a combination of private donations (thank you!) and a grant from the 1772 Foundation and a Sandy Disaster Relief Grant for Historic Properties from the National Park Service and the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office, administered by the New Jersey Historic Trust, the slate roof with its rosettes is as beautiful as when it was new. Here are some pictures of our restored roof The Interior – The Shipman Mansion is also very grateful to have received donations (thank you!) and grants from The 1772 Foundation and the New Jersey Historic Trust that are being used to restore the interior and the windows. Attached are some before and after pictures. We are still in need of additional donations to complete the work that we hope to have completed by April 2019. Please see the Donations page if you would like to donate to the continued restoration of the Shipman Mansion. The Privy – The Shipman Mansion also received donations (thank you!) and a grant from the The New Jersey Cultural Trust to restore the historical privy on the property. The privy was described in the application for the National Register of Historic Places for the Red Dragon Canoe Club as a “double-sided, clapboarded outhouse. Capping the little building is a hipped roof. One side has two holes and the other side has three, and each side has its own entrance and window.” Below are some before and after pictures. As part of the grant, there was an archaeological investigation of the privy site.
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