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 11-3 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.  

Upcoming Program Events

2018 Open House Dates:

 April 7 and 8; 11 am - 3 pm

 May 5 and 6;  11 am - 3 pm

 June 2 and 3; 11 am - 3 pm

 July  7 and 8; 11 am - 3 pm

 August 4 and 5; 11 am - 3 pm

 September 1 and 2; 11 am - 3 pm

 October 6 and 7; 11 am - 3 pm

 November 3 and 4; 11 am - 3 pm


March 28 Lecture at 7 pm - House Tour at 6 pm

Lecture by Richard Barrios - Author of Must See Musicals -From "The Jazz Singer" in 1927 all the way to "La La Land" in modern times, Richard knows them all and will highlight his talk with film clips.  A Must See Presentation! 

April 25 Lecture at 7 pm - House Tour at 6 pm

Lecture by David Giannetto - David will focus on the factors that led to the disappearance of the almost mythical group of Delaware River watermen and the one artifact that survives them, the Delaware River hunting decoy.

May 30 Lecture at 7 pm - House Tour at 6 pm

Lecture by Marisa Bozarth - Myth, mysteries and lore – from the well known “Jersey Devil” to less familiar tales – are tucked under the deep cover of the county’s 40 municipalities. Spooky stuff, like witches and a portal to another dimension will be revealed by Marisa Bozarth, the county’s Museum Curator, History, who has collected her trove on the job over the past 15 years.






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The roof is done!!!!!! The Shipman Mansion was the recipient of a $12,000 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, in the amount of $295,870. We are very grateful for these grants that enabled us to restore the roof and drainage systems. We also have raised about $16,000 in direct appeal and various fundraisers. Now that the roof is repaired and the leaks are sealed, extensive repair will be needed to restore parts of the interior that are water-damaged.  Once those interior repairs are complete, attention will be focused on the exterior, which needs repairs made to the foundation, the wood trim and painting.   

The Shipman Mansion also received a grant from the American Alliance of Museums entitling us to a peer review from a very experienced museum director. Our peer reviewer came from the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pa. and provided us with a wealth of suggestions and ideas. Thank you Molly Lowell! Here are some pictures of our restored roof