Jersey Blue Chapter of the DAR
is privileged to have custodial stewardship
of historic Buccleuch Mansion
in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
by a wealthy Englishman for his bride Elizabeth Morris, it was known as White
House Farm. His son, Anthony Walton White, went against family tradition and
sided with the revolutionaries, against the British. The house was occupied during
the revolution by the British, and still shows saber and musket marks on its floors,
the revolution, it was owned by Col. Charles Stewart in the 1780s and was visited
by several prominent men, such as George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, General
Kosciusko, General Gates, and John Hancock. Several rooms are in the Colonial
and Federal period to reflect this history of the mansion.|
The Victorian Parlor
Bought in 1821 by Col. Joseph Warren Scott, it was home to his extended
family for the next 90 years.
and artifacts of the Federal and Victorian era reflect their occupancy. He renamed
the estate Buccleuch in honor of his Scottish lineage. |
The home and its grounds were left by his grandson to the city of New Brunswick
for use as a public park, and to honor his grandfather. Opened as a museum in
1915, its interior and furnishings are maintained by Jersey Blue Daughters of
the American Revolution, to promote the appreciation of American history.
the Jersey Blue Chapter shares this unique piece of history, the Buccleuch Mansion,
with the public. Docents guide visitors through the building. The mansion is open
to the public on the last Sunday afternoon of months June through October, and can be opened
for tours at other times, by prior arrangement. Anyone wishing to see the house
should contact the curator at 732-745-5094.