Liberty Hall stands tall as a distinguished home commissioned in 1772 by William Livingston, a signer of the US Constitution and the first governor of NJ. Liberty Hall served as the Livingston family home for decades during the Revolutionary Era. During a recent restoration of the manor, a rare collection of 18th century Madeira wine was discovered hidden away in the wine cellar. An historic and sensational discovery, the centuries-old find has shed new light on the home’s history, sparking fresh attention on Liberty Hall.
In an exciting twist, enjoy a Madeira wine tasting during a guided tour of the Hall. Experts estimate that the collection of Livingston’s Madeira wine is priceless due to its age and pristine condition. While we won’t open any of the vintage bottles, we will sip three different varieties of Madeira wine inside the Hall’s charming carriage house. The tasting is a unique highlight that brings to life the new history of this stately manor!
Rumor has it that the wine was originally ordered to celebrate the election of America’s second president, John Adams. Before the tasting, tour the house with your expert guide, with access inside the historic bedrooms, parlors and, of course, the wine cellar! Enjoy an up-close look at the antiques and hear inspiring stories about the home’s famous families and visitors. You’ll even see the rose garden in peak bloom, with plants growing since the 1700s!
Start the day with a three-course brunch at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill .