The Proprietary House Association will host its annual Olde Amboy Homes for the Holidays Tour, where you can tour the historic Proprietary House and many private homes in the Historic Waterfront District all decorated for the holidays.
Recently the New York Times wrote a story on Perth Amboy real estate that profiled some of our City’s historic buildings and private homes. One of the sites listed was Proprietary House built in 1762 which was the NJ Royal Governors Mansion, home of Royal Governor William Franklin (son of Benjamin Franklin) who lived in the house during the Revolutionary War and was arrested there in 1776 for treason. The tour starts at the historic colonial property at 149 Kearny Avenue.
The rooms will be decorated by the Perth Amboy Royal Garden Club in “A White Christmas” theme. There will be seasonal refreshments, holiday music & good cheer! You can shop for souvenirs, collectibles and other items in the gift shop, located in the mansion’s colonial kitchen. Then enjoy a tour of the decorated rooms of private historic homes on the waterfront district decked out for the holidays. The private homes are mostly late 19th century Victorian – from the 1870s, 1880s and 1890.
The Olde Amboy Homes for the Holidays Tour is Sunday Dec 3 from 1 to 5pm and is $35 per person in advance and $40 at the door. Members of Proprietary House Association pay $30 in advance and $35 at the door. To purchase tickets, contact PROPRIETARY HOUSE ASSOCIATION (732) 826-5527 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All funds raised will benefit ongoing restoration and operation of Proprietary House.