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Ringwood Manor Historic Site Overview

Ringwood Manor is a designated National Historic Landmark district and museum located in Ringwood State Park. Its history begins with Native American occupation running through the early 20th century. The area’s rich magnetite iron deposits allowed the area to become a major mining industry and was home to a succession of ironmasters from the colonial period through the early 20th century. During the Gilded Age, Ringwood Manor became a summer estate for partners Peter Cooper and Abram S. Hewitt and their families. Characteristic of the Gilded Age, the estate reflects an era when wealthy industrialists invested their money in expansive country properties and enjoyed a lifestyle unattainable by most Americans.

In 1938, the house, its complete contents, and the surrounding property were donated by the family to the State of New Jersey. Now a museum at the heart of Ringwood State Park, the site features original historical structures, gardens, and landscapes on 582 acres and extensive historical collections illustrative of family life, community, industry and culture. For more details and program information, visit the official Friend’s group website: RINGWOOD MANOR


Access to the building is by guided tours only. For the preservation of the collections, visitors are asked not to touch or sit on the historic furnishings. First floor of the building is ADA accessible. Paid professional and commercial photography require a permit. Please contact the park offices for more information. 973-962-2240.

Facilities for People with Disabilities
We encourage people with disabilities who require special considerations to contact the historic site / park at the phone number listed in the general information on the home page of the historic site / park. The staff will assist with arrangements. Text telephone (TT) users, please call the NJ Relay Services at (800) 852-7899.

For the Comfort and Enjoyment of All
This historic site / park is part of the NJ State Park system and your cooperation with the following will help ensure the survival of the museum collections, historic structures & features and surrounding property for the enjoyment and education of future generations!

  • Keep your historic site / park and surrounding property clean and green! Protect this site by taking your trash with you. Whatever you carry into the site, plan on carrying it out too. Bring a bag or two for trash, recycling and cleaning up after your pet. There are no trash receptacles at this site. Thank you!
  • No Smoking on NJ State Park Service Property. Pursuant to N.J.P.L.2005, c.383 (C.26:3D-56)
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted at state historic sites [ N.J.A.C. 7:2-2.6]
  • The collection or removal of any object from State Park property is prohibited without written permission from the Superintendent.
  • Use of metal detecting devices on or unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) on or over the property is not permitted without a special use permit (SUP) from the State historic site / park.
  • Commercial photography is not permitted on the property without a special use permit (SUP) from the historic site / park.
  • Interior photography, videotaping or audio taping are not permitted in the historic structure / visitor center / museum, except by prior written permission and for educational purposes only.
  • Non-commercial photography is permitted on the property (outside), but please help preserve the historic site / park and any surrounding property by not attaching anything to, climbing or sitting on historic structures and features or disturbing any plants, wild or cultivated. Photography may not interfere with other visitors to the historic site / park or impede site operations.
  • Food and beverages; pets/animals, except for service animals, are not permitted in the historic structure / visitor center / museum.
  • Please refrain from touching objects/furnishings in and building components of historic structures and museums, except where invited to do so by staff.

Please contact this historic site / park with specific inquiries about any of these restrictions, as there may be some variations at this specific historic site / park.

Please help preserve this historic site and surrounding gardens by not climbing or sitting on historic features or entering garden beds and picking flowers.
Complete listing of New Jersey State Parks Rules and Regulations.

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Related Links

Ringwood State Park
Long Pond Ironworks Historic Site
Skylands Manor Historic Site


Phone Number

1304 Sloatsburg Road
Ringwood, NJ 0745

Historic Site Hours

Grounds Hours 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tour Hours Timed tour Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 3pm
Call 973-962-2240 for daily tour schedule.

Park Fees

Ringwood Manor Entrance Fees




New Jersey Resident $5.00

Non-Resident $7.00





Skylands: Entrance fees are charged per vehicle from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.

Tours Fees
$10 for adults
$8 seniors (62 and up)
$5 for children (6-12)
children 5 and under are free
Additional programming & event fees may apply.

Other Related Fees
Map / Directions

GPS Coordinates
41.137548, -74.255981