Saturday “Open House” ~ Free Tour of the historic Abraham Staats House
Sat. Nov. 12
6:30 – 9 PM
“Tavern Night at the Abraham Staats House”Experience (and learn about!) the importance of the 18th c. tavern. Experts Les and Jobie Ford offer handmade popular alcoholic and “soft” beverages of the day and discuss tavern life. Light refreshments/tours. $35 w/reservations; $45 at door. Register in Advance (must be age 21+): Eventbrite at www.staatshouse.org
Tour the rooms of this historic house; enjoy Seasonal Decorations & Live Music
Sat. Dec. 3
1 – 2PM: Special Choral Performance! “Madrigal Singers of Franklin Twp. HS” – Lift your spirits with beautiful seasonal carols and Renaissance period pieces. (Limited Seating-begins 12:30pm)
6:30 – 7:30 PM: 18th c. “Candlelight Tour at the Abraham Staats House” ~ Tour the candlelit rooms of the house and learn about Christmas in the colonies, with guides in 18th c. clothing. After the tour, enjoy live period music & light refreshments. $10 w/reservations; $15 at door. Register in Advance: Eventbrite at www.staatshouse.org
Happy New Year 2023!
Throughout the year: Saturday “Open House Tours” – open 10AM – 12Noon ~ Join us on these dates: March 11, May 13, June 10, Sept. 9, Nov. 11
Sat. Jan 14
1 PM – 4 PM
“General George Washington at the Abraham Staats House” Portrayer Sam Davis, as General Washington, talks about his and wife Martha’s experiences during the winters endured by the army during the American Revolution. After, socialize with General Washington, and enjoy light refreshments, tours of the historic Abraham Staats House. $35 w/reservations; $45 at door. Register in Advance: Eventbrite at www.staatshouse.org
Sat. Feb. 11
10:30 AM –
Celebrating Black History Month: “Tory Jack Day” Annual Event Renowned interpreter Joe Becton presents “USCT US Colored Troops and Juneteenth.” $15 per ticket / In-Person or via Zoom – Register in advance: Eventbrite at www.staatshouse.org.
“A Dutch Collection ~ Early Music in the Colonies” Live performance by the “The Practitioners of Musick” featuring music historian John Burkhalter on the recorder & harpsichordist Donovan Klotzbeacher, accompanied by historic details on these period pieces. In-Person or via Zoom – $35 w/Reservations. $45 at door. Details/Register in advance: www.staatshouse.org.
Sat. & Sun.
April 15 & 16
10 AM – 4 PM
Annual “Battle of Bound Brook” Living History Event:Sat. Street Battles (Bound Brook & South Bound Brook) At the Abraham Staats House: Grounds: Free– 18th c. Soldiers, American Revolution camp life and demos, sutlers, cannons, battles. Inside the House: $5 per person Tours, Lecture, Special Demos. Event Details/Register in Advance www.staatshouse.org.
The Abraham Staats House is one of the finest buildings from the 18th century Dutch Settlement of the Raritan Valley. Beginning as a two-room home to the Staats family farmstead in 1740–which they occupied for nearly 200 years—the house was expanded to include a fine Federal/Greek Revival two-story addition. It served as headquarters of General von Steubenduring the American Revolution Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-1779, and is listed in New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.
Please allow a two-week notice for accessibility and assistive services requests.