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Rutherfurd Hall - Allamuchy, NJ

Historic Site
The front view of Rutherfurd Hall – Laurie Rapisardi

Rutherfurd Hall is an 18,000 square foot English Tudor Revival manor house designed by the famed New York architectural firm of Warren & Wetmore between 1903-1905. It was commissioned by New York real estate investor and socialite Winthrop Chanler Rutherfurd and his wife Alice Morton Rutherfurd. To compliment the Tudor design the Rutherfurds hired the equally well-known landscape architectural firm of the Olmsted Brothers of Brookline, Massachusetts. The mansion served as the Rutherfurd family summer residence between 1906 and the 1948 death of Winthrop's second wife, Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd.

Today Rutherfurd Hall is a cultural center and museum whose goal is to interpret local, New Jersey state and national history. In 2012, coinciding with its public opening, it was placed on both the New Jersey state and national historic registers. It is a unique structure in many regards, none the least of which is the fact that it is owned by the Allamuchy Township Board of Education. The structure has a public primary school attached to the historic building.

Rutherfurd Hall is open to the public Wednesdays, 1-4 pm. It also offers a variety of lectures, concerts and cultural programs throughout the year. The hall is also available for private events as well as private group tours. Visit our website or call for program scheduling.

Accessibility Notes

Although there is no elevator, the first floor of Rutherfurd Hall is handicapped accessible.There is a handicapped restroom available on the site. Parking is available on site.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not allowed inside the building.

Time Period Represented

Country Place Era (1890-1940)


Wednesdays 1pm-4pm

Seasons Open

Year round


$10 (suggested donation)

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