Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Smithville Mansion Courtyard Garden


Smithville Mansion Courtyard Gardens is located in Easthampton, New Jersey. The mansion is the main attraction here, but the formal gardens at the entrance, and the flower gardens along the pathway in the back are pretty, too.

The mansion was the home of Hezekiah Smith, the owner of a woodworking machine company.  He purchased the village of Shreveville in 1865 for $20,000 and renamed it Smithville. Over the course of several years, he developed the village into a model industrial town.

The 20-room Victorian-style house is open for tours daily at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 PM. If you wish, you may enjoy tea in the dining room for an additional $20.00. Cost of admission is $7.00 per adult and $6.00 for students and seniors.

16 comments:

  1. Hi Sherry - Hezekiah Smith is a very interesting man ... fascinating life history. The house I'm sure is of great interest, as too the village - a mansion and garden I'd like to see - cheers Hilary

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    1. Mr. Smith was a great entrepreneur and business man!

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  2. Enough money to purchase a town - wow.
    New Jersey must be one big garden...

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    1. I can't even imagine having that much money.

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  3. I bet it would be fun to explore the whole town, too.

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  4. I'd love to get decked out for tea at that mansion. Looks like a fairytale place.

    Be well, Sherry.

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    1. It's Victorian decor makes it look like you've stepped back in time.

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  5. I bet the tea is totally worth it to experience that whole mansion and grounds. NJ is the Garden State - I truly had no idea how many places there are - you've opened my eyes

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    1. There are still a few more. I'll resume New Jersey Gardens after the A-Z challenge.

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  6. What a lovely place for a cup of tea!

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  7. Hi Sherry. I think the man may outshine the garden in this post! I would like to be able to buy my own village. I've got my eye on Castle Combe, near Chippenham - one of England's prettiest villages.
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  8. Beautiful pictures! Looking in from the Challenge.

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