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Buccleuch Mansion New Brunswick, NJ

Buccleuch Mansion

The Jersey Blue Chapter of the DAR
is privileged to have custodial stewardship
of historic Buccleuch Mansion
in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Built 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, and banisters.

Portrait of Anthony White
After 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" in the Buccleuch Mansion
The Victorian Parlor


Bought in 1821 by Col. Joseph Warren Scott, it was home to his extended family for the next 90 years.

Furnishings 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.
 
Today, 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.

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