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Excursion to Newark
June 2, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 4:15 pm
Newark, the third oldest city in the United States, offers many exciting things to see, and we will be fortunate enough to explore three private Victorian homes there. After a traditional Portuguese lunch in the city’s historic Ironbound section, we will visit the Ballantine House at The Newark Museum. The 27-room, late Victorian-style mansion was built in 1885 for Jeannette and John Holme Ballantine of the celebrated Newark beer-brewing family. The original house had eight bedrooms and three bathrooms. A part of the museum since 1937, today two of its floors are interpreted as a suite called “House & Home” with eight period rooms, two hallways and six thematic galleries—all filled with things that might have been found in people’s homes from the 1650s to the present.
This tour is limited to 50 participants
FEES: $125 for Victorian Society New York Members, $150 for others
Paid reservations must be received by Thursday, May 24
Participants in our educational tours must be in excellent health. They must be able to participate safely in the activities involved and keep pace with the group. Sites we visit may have challenging stairs or steep or rocky hills. If you have any doubt about your ability to participate fully due to health conditions or disabilities, contact Victorian Society New York at email@example.com or (212) 886-3742. Victorian Society New York reserves the right to decline to accept or refuse to retain any person as a member of our tours at any time.