The Hermitage is at 335 N. Franklin Tpke. Originally an 18th-century stone house, The Hermitage was remodeled 1847-48 in the romantic Gothic Revival style. George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, Alexander Hamilton and James Monroe were among the notables who paid a visit during the Revolutionary War.
The Rosencrantz family owned the house for 163 years. The family's upper-middle-class lifestyle during the late Victorian era is portrayed through an extensive collection of furnishings, personal items and papers.
Hours: Wed.-Sun. 1-4. Closed Jan. 1, July 4, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Guided tours are given at 1:15, 2:15 and 3:15. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 1 hour minimum.