to the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum, headquarters of General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79 and the only surviving building associated with the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, America’s first military academy. A National and New Jersey historic site, the Vanderveer House interprets 18th century Dutch-Colonial life through the Vanderveer and Knox families and underscores the Pluckemin Cantonment’s role in helping the Continental Army to defeat the British during the American Revolution.
Learn about the history of the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum.
Watch our award-winning video, depicting the Pluckemin Cantonment.
Throughout the year, we are open for house tours, lectures, exhibits, children and school group programs featuring re-enactors, artists and Colonial craftspeople.
Help Us Grow – Support Our Capital Campaign
Learn more about our capital campaign to create a historically accurate farmstead surrounding the Jacobus Vanderveer House.
HOURS & DIRECTIONS
Open on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. >DIRECTIONS
During colonial times, when mothers and daughters husked corn for the family meal, they saved the husks and made their own dolls, adorned with remnants of clothing. Learn how to create your own husk doll.
“Wonderful family-friendly museum with enthusiastic, talented docents.”
“Great place to take kids to learn about history during the Revolutionary War era.”
“Highly recommended for an informative glimpse of a Revolutionary War era relic.”