Veterans to tour Skylands Manor for free this Sunday

Historic site offers heroes free tours this Sunday

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  • Skylands Manor, a grand and historic Tudor Revival manor house located in Ringwood, is offering veterans free tours on Sunday, Nov. 12.

Veterans are invited to tour Skylands Manor at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden for free from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12.

The historic site is offering the free tours in honor of Veterans Day, and to thank veterans for their service.

Sponsored by the NJBG/Skylands Association, the non-profit member support organization works with the state to preserve the gardens.

The 45-minute guided tours of Skylands history and architecture are conducted by NJBG volunteer docents.

Skylands Manor, a Tudor Revival mansion, was constructed in the early 20th century for Clarence McKenzie Lewis by renowned architect John Russell Pope.

Among Skylands Manor's many attractions is a remarkable collection of antique stained glass medallions set in leaded windows, including pieces from 16th century German, Bavarian and Swiss sites.

Suggested donations for other visitors are: $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and students ages 13-18; $3 for children ages 6-12; and free for children under 6.

Special self-guided Holiday Open House Tours will be available Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, as NJBG celebrates ‘A Magical Holiday.’

The New Jersey State Botanical Garden at Skylands, which appears on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places, is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m .in the winter, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the rest of the year.

Admission to the garden is always free. Parking is also free in the fall, winter and spring.

NJBG/Skylands is located off Morris Road in Ringwood. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, call 973-962-9534 or visit

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