Burrowes Mansion Museum

Burrowes Mansion Museum This historic mansion, nearly 300 years old, was the site of a Tory raid in 1776 during which one brave young woman was defiant to armed soldiers.
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Built in 1723 with classic, Georgian-style architecture, this beautiful mansion was the home of "The Corn King," John Burrowes. The first company of New Jersey militia formed for the Revolutionary War was mustered by his son, Maj. John Burrowes Jr., right in this home's garden. And on one fateful May night in 1776, the mansion was invaded by British loyalists intent on capturing Major Burrowes, wh

o was known to be there at the time, but had managed to escape through a back window. However, his young wife, Margaret, who was living in the home with her in-laws while her husband was fighting in the war, was struck with the sword hilt of one of the invaders for refusing to aid a wounded British soldier. Although she survived the attack - and bore three children in the years after it - Mrs. Burrowes died at the age of 29 from unknown causes. Visit the Burrowes Manions web site (http://www.burrowesmansion.org) to learn more about the remarkable, nearly 300-year history of this mansion. When to Visit:
First & Third Sundays, 2-4 p.m. March through December
Special tours for groups or classes are possible by making advance appointments. The Burrowes Mansion Museum is operated by the Matawan Historical Society. The Museum contains period rooms, antiques (including eighteenth and nineteenth century), and local memorabilia. Special mini-displays and exhibits highlighting a collection of historical events are on display from time to time. The building is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. Please visit and "like" the Matawan Historical Society's page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Matawan-Historical-Society-NJ/278556882255492.

ROSE HILL CEMETERY WALKING TOUR INFORMATION: We regret to announce that the annual Rose Hill Cemetery walking tour has b...
10/09/2018

ROSE HILL CEMETERY WALKING TOUR INFORMATION: We regret to announce that the annual Rose Hill Cemetery walking tour has been canceled for 2018. We wish you all a spooky Halloween and hope to see you next year!

05/07/2018

The Woman’s Club of Matawan continues to assist the community By Vashti Harris, Staff Writer - May 1, 2018 8 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp 1 / 5 — PHOTO BY COUTERSY OF THE WOMAN'S CLUB OF MATAWAN 2 / 5 Outside The Woman's Club of Matawan's clubhouse. — PHOTO BY COUTERSY ...

Burrowes Mansion Museum will be open today from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Be sure to check out the gorgeous floorboards: they'...
10/15/2017

Burrowes Mansion Museum will be open today from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Be sure to check out the gorgeous floorboards: they're the ORIGINAL FLOORS! You'll be walking on the same floors that Revolutionary War Tories were on when they stormed the mansion looking for John Burrowes, Jr.!

10/13/2017

Tickets for all four Matawan Ghost Walk tours are now SOLD OUT! We hope you got your tickets; it's going to be a great time!!

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for this fun, fund-raising event! 100% of the proceeds go directly to the Matawan Historical Society.

Do you want to go on the Ghost Walk but haven't bought your tickets yet? Both Friday tours are sold out and tickets for ...
10/12/2017

Do you want to go on the Ghost Walk but haven't bought your tickets yet? Both Friday tours are sold out and tickets for the Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:00 tour are sold out as well. Only a few tickets remain for the Saturday, 8:30 tour. It will sell out, too, so don't wait any longer to get your tickets!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-walk-of-historic-matawan-2017-tickets-38473240498

Ghost Walk Tours of Historic Matawan Please join us as we take a walk back in time, revisiting the chilling stories about some of the businesses and private homes along Main Street. The evening will begin with a short presentation at Burrowes Mansion, which will include stories about the ghosts of t...

10/07/2017

Tickets for the Friday, 10/27, Matawan Ghost Walk Tours have SOLD OUT! A few tickets remain for the Saturday, 10/28, Tours. Don't wait to get yours: These will sell out soon, too!

Add a little Revolutionary - and more! - history to your holiday weekend with a visit to the Burrowes Mansion and Museum...
09/03/2017

Add a little Revolutionary - and more! - history to your holiday weekend with a visit to the Burrowes Mansion and Museum! We will be open today for tours from 2pm-4pm.

Burrowes Mansion Museum is open today from 2:00-4:00 pm! If you missed Al Savolaine's presentation at Barnes & Noble las...
08/06/2017

Burrowes Mansion Museum is open today from 2:00-4:00 pm! If you missed Al Savolaine's presentation at Barnes & Noble last week, you can still purchase copies of his book, "Stanley Fisher: Shark Attack Hero of a Bygone Age" at the mansion. You can also purchase copies of the shark attack self-guided tour booklet and commemorative t-shirts. Please note that all sales are cash only. We hope to see you at the Mansion today!

Burrowes Mansion Museum is open today from 2:00-4:00 pm! We're nearing the anniversary of the shark attacks in Matawan a...
07/02/2017

Burrowes Mansion Museum is open today from 2:00-4:00 pm! We're nearing the anniversary of the shark attacks in Matawan and, as a reminder, you can still purchase copies of Al Savolaine's book, "Stanley Fisher: Shark Attack Hero of a Bygone Age" at the mansion. You can also purchase copies of the shark attack self-guided tour booklet and commemorative t-shirts. Please note that all sales are cash only.

What a beautiful day to take a tour of the Burrowes Mansion Museum. Learn about the fascinating history of the Mansion a...
05/21/2017

What a beautiful day to take a tour of the Burrowes Mansion Museum. Learn about the fascinating history of the Mansion and the town of Matawan! Don't forget: if you want to buy one of the Shark Event t-shirts or the book about Stanley Fisher, they are available at the Mansion during our regular, open hours. Today, that's 2pm-4pm!

Tickets are now available for the Mayhem in Matawan: The Prohibition Years walking tours! Don't wait to get yours: The t...
05/05/2017

Tickets are now available for the Mayhem in Matawan: The Prohibition Years walking tours! Don't wait to get yours: The tickets are strictly limited and once a tour sells out, no additional tickets will be available for it.

See the Matawan Historical Society Events page on Facebook
or the website (http://matawanhistoricalsociety.org/) for more info and the link to tickets.

Be sure to visit us during the Weekend in Old Monmouth, May 6 & 7. More information about the event is here: https://co....
04/25/2017

Be sure to visit us during the Weekend in Old Monmouth, May 6 & 7. More information about the event is here: https://co.monmouth.nj.us/PressDetail.aspx?ID=2474

FREEHOLD, NJ – The annual “Weekend in Old Monmouth” event returns the first weekend in May with 48 historic sites throughout Monmouth County opening their doors to visitors

It's the third Sunday of the month and you know what that means: The Burrowes Mansion Museum is open for tours!! We'll b...
03/19/2017

It's the third Sunday of the month and you know what that means: The Burrowes Mansion Museum is open for tours!! We'll be here from 2pm-4pm today!

"Den 6 of Pack 66 enjoyed our tour this afternoon." Thank you to Michelle Hintenach for sharing this photo!
03/06/2017

"Den 6 of Pack 66 enjoyed our tour this afternoon." Thank you to Michelle Hintenach for sharing this photo!

FIRST TOUR OF 2017! We will be open today from 2pm-4pm. Please join us as we open the Mansion for the first tour of 2017...
03/05/2017

FIRST TOUR OF 2017! We will be open today from 2pm-4pm. Please join us as we open the Mansion for the first tour of 2017!

It's not too late to join the Matawan Historical Society as we welcome 2017 with our first ever New Year's Eve Ball! The...
12/31/2016

It's not too late to join the Matawan Historical Society as we welcome 2017 with our first ever New Year's Eve Ball! The ball will be held at the Woman's Club of Matawan's historic building. Tickets are $50 per adult (children under 12 are $15 each) and include appetizers, formal dinner, dessert, beverages, open bar, music, dancing, games, and door prizes! The evening starts at 8:00 pm, so don't wait!!

More information can be found on the MHS website: http://matawanhistoricalsociety.org/first-annual-new-years-eve-ball/

Please join us today for our Annual Christmas Musicale, from 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm. Our very own “Diane Doolittle and ...
12/04/2016

Please join us today for our Annual Christmas Musicale, from 1:00 pm through 4:00 pm. Our very own “Diane Doolittle and Friends” will be performing the music.

This is an open house with music, holiday cookies, and punch. The event is free and all are welcome! The Musicale will be held right here at the Burrowes Mansion, 94 Main Street, in Matawan.

We hope you will join us for what has become a favorite holiday tradition!

12/04/2016

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11/13/2016
Photos from one of the Ghost Walks on Saturday night
11/07/2016

Photos from one of the Ghost Walks on Saturday night

It's the first Sunday of November, so we're open for tours today!! You can also stop by to pick up a copy of town histor...
11/06/2016

It's the first Sunday of November, so we're open for tours today!! You can also stop by to pick up a copy of town historian (and mansion docent!) Al Savolaine's new book, "Stanley Fisher: Shark Attack Hero of a Bygone Age." (If Al's giving tours today, he'd be happy to sign it for you, too!)
If you missed out on buying a copy of the Shark Attack Self-Guided Tour Book, commemoration t-shirt, or a Ghost Walk t-shirt, those are also available for sale at the mansion. Please note that we cannot accept checks or credit cards; cash only.
We hope to see you at the mansion today: 2pm-4pm!

10/29/2016

Are you ready for the second night of the Matawan Ghost Walk tours?! Please note: IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A TICKET, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE TOURS. There are no "extra" tickets as all tours are completely sold out and we are strictly limited to the number of people we can have on the tours. We have been inundated with requests like this, but we regret we simply cannot make an exception for some but not others; it wouldn't be fair.

Parking: We recommend parking on Main Street near Burrowes Mansion as that is where the tour starts and ends. Entry to Burrowes Mansion is through the front door facing Main Street.

10/28/2016

We're so excited tonight is the first night of the Ghost Walk tours! Please note: IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A TICKET, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE TOURS. There are no "extra" tickets as all tours are completely sold out and, no, we cannot make an exception for you. We have been inundated with requests like this, but we regret we simply cannot make an exception for some but not others; it wouldn't be fair.

10/16/2016

What a lovely day to take a tour of Burrowes Mansion Museum! We'll be open from 2pm-4pm today!

09/01/2016

Tickets for the second night of the ghost walk have sold out! Our sincere thanks to everyone who bought tickets. All of the money raised goes directly to help in the restoration of the Burrowes Mansion.

09/01/2016

Only FIVE TICKETS are left for the 8:30 tour on Friday! The 7:00 tour is SOLD OUT!

** SOLD OUT! **TWO MORE TOURS ADDED! Because of the incredibly overwhelming response, we are pleased to be able to add o...
09/01/2016

** SOLD OUT! **

TWO MORE TOURS ADDED! Because of the incredibly overwhelming response, we are pleased to be able to add one more night of tours - Friday, October 28, at 7pm and 8:30pm - to this event!

PLEASE don't wait to get your tickets this time! The first set of tours sold out within less than a week; you don't want to miss this one, too!

THE GHOST WALK TOURS OF MAIN STREET MATAWAN ARE NOW ON SALE!
Because we've already been inundated with inquiries about this event, we've added a SECOND tour on the same date! So, that's two tours on October 29: 7:00pm & 8:30pm!
And we can't emphasize this enough: DO NOT WAIT TO BUY YOUR TICKETS. We are restricted to a certain number of tickets being available and they WILL sell out quickly! Don't miss out on this fun tour!
TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE! Follow this link to get your tickets now:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-walk-of-historic-matawan-tickets-27161755542

Ghost Walk Tours of Historic Matawan Please join us as we take a walk back in time, revisiting the chilling stories about some of the businesses and private homes along Main Street. The evening will begin with a short presentation at Burrowes Mansion, which will include stories about the ghosts of…

The Ghost Walk Tours of Main Street Matawan on October 29 have SOLD OUT!
08/31/2016

The Ghost Walk Tours of Main Street Matawan on October 29 have SOLD OUT!

It's a lovely day to visit Burrowes Mansion Museum! We are OPEN today from 2pm-4pm! While you're at the mansion, you can...
08/21/2016

It's a lovely day to visit Burrowes Mansion Museum! We are OPEN today from 2pm-4pm! While you're at the mansion, you can also purchase a copy of town historian (and mansion docent!) Al Savolaine's new book, "Stanley Fisher: Shark Attack Hero of a Bygone Age." (If Al's giving tours today, he'd be happy to sign it for you, too!)
If you missed out on buying a copy of the Shark Attack Self-Guided Tour Book or commemoration t-shirt, those are also available for sale at the mansion. Please note that we cannot accept checks or credit cards; cash only.
We hope to see you at the mansion today!

THE GHOST WALK TOURS OF MAIN STREET MATAWAN ARE NOW ON SALE! Because we've already been inundated with inquiries about t...
08/19/2016

THE GHOST WALK TOURS OF MAIN STREET MATAWAN ARE NOW ON SALE!
Because we've already been inundated with inquiries about this event, we've added a SECOND tour on the same date! So, that's two tours on October 29: 7:00pm & 8:30pm!
And we can't emphasize this enough: DO NOT WAIT TO BUY YOUR TICKETS. We are restricted to a certain number of tickets being available and they WILL sell out quickly! Don't miss out on this fun tour!
TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE! Follow this link to get your tickets now:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ghost-walk-of-historic-matawan-tickets-27163154727?aff=es2

Ghost Walk Tours of Historic Matawan Please join us as we take a walk back in time, revisiting the chilling stories about some of the businesses and private homes along Main Street. The evening will begin with a short presentation at Burrowes Mansion, which will include stories about the ghosts of…

Burrowes Mansion Museum is OPEN today from 2pm-4pm! While you're at the mansion, you can also purchase a copy of town hi...
08/07/2016

Burrowes Mansion Museum is OPEN today from 2pm-4pm! While you're at the mansion, you can also purchase a copy of town historian (and mansion docent!) Al Savolaine's new book, "Stanley Fisher: Shark Attack Hero of a Bygone Age." (If Al's giving tours today, he'd be happy to sign it for you, too!)

If you missed out on buying a copy of the Shark Attack Tour Book or commemoration t-shirt, those are also available for sale at the mansion. Please note that we cannot accept checks or credit cards; cash only.

We hope to see you at the mansion today!

Meet the members of the US women's Olympic sabre team (including our own Monica Aksamit) on the TODAY show!
08/03/2016

Meet the members of the US women's Olympic sabre team (including our own Monica Aksamit) on the TODAY show!

In Rio, TODAY’s Matt Lauer and Hoda Kotb welcome the U.S. women’s Olympic saber team: Mariel Zagunis, Dagmara Wozniak, Ibtihaj Muhammad (who will be the first U.S. Olympian to compete wearing a hijab) and Monica Aksamit. TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer invites TODAY viewers to show how they are beating the odd...

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