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NJDAR State Headquarters — Watson House

Watson HouseBuilt on a bluff overlooking Watson’s Creek, the Isaac Watson House was built in 1708, and is recognized as the oldest house in Mercer County. It serves as the headquarters of the New Jersey State Society of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was restored by NJDAR in 1964, as part of the New Jersey Tercentenary Celebration.

Isaac Watson was the son of Quakers who came to this country from England in 1684. The furniture now displayed in this fine stone house antedates 1790, and several pieces were made by New Jersey craftsmen. In addition, many articles in the home were donated by New Jersey Daughters.

Watson House is open to the public for docent-guided tours each spring and fall from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on the second Sunday of April, May, June, September, October and November.

Tour dates are:

Spring 2020
Sunday, April 12 (Easter) CANCELLED
Sunday, May 10 (Mother's Day) CANCELLED
Sunday, June 14 (Flag Day) CANCELLED

Fall 2020
Sunday, September 13 CANCELLED
Sunday, October 11 CANCELLED
Sunday, November 15

Saturday, October 24, 2020 Special Event "WATSON AFTER DARK” CANCELLED

Due to the current ongoing Pandemic the dates for the 2021 Open Houses are subject to change.

Spring 2021
Sunday, April 11 CANCELLED
Sunday, May 8 (Mothers' Day) CANCELLED
Sunday, June 13 CANCELLED

Fall 2021
Our Open House Dates and Times 1-4 PM
Sunday, September 12
Sunday, October 10
Sunday, November 14

"Watson After Dark"

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Spring 2022
Sunday, April 10 (Palm Sunday)
Sunday, May 8 (Mother's Day)
Sunday, June 12

Fall 2022
Sunday, September 11
Sunday, October 9
Sunday, November 13

These open houses are a great family or individual outing.
Those planning to tour Watson House should wear sneakers or flat rubber-soled shoes — high heels are not permitted.
First Floor of the Watson House is handicapped accessible


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    Events Sponsored by:

 Isaac Watson House Founders Committee
of the New Jersey State Society
For additional information and directions:
Daughters of the American Revolution

All proceeds/donatios will be used for the ongoing maintenance and repair of collection and artifacts in the historic home
Isaac Watson House Founders Committee is a registered 501(c)3 entity of the NJ State Society NJDAR.

Please download The Isaac Watson House brochure as a PDF.


For 70 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has led the movement to save America’s historic places.
The Founders Committee - is proud that the The Isaac Watson House is part of savings places and a Distinctive Destination.

Watson House interior
Watson House Interior



The Isaac Watson House is located at 151 Westcott Ave., Hamilton, NJ. Watson House is easily accessible from Route 206, heading towards Trenton. Bear left through the White Horse intersection, and stay in the left lane (South Broad Street). At the fourth traffic light, turn onto West Park Avenue. Continue through two stop streets, then make a left turn onto Westcott Avenue. After passing under high tension wires, make an immediate right turn onto the lane that leads to Watson House. Parking is available in the parking lot, inside the chain link fence.


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