Donations to the NSCDA-NJ provide support for public programs and exhibits as well as museum collections and archives care at Peachfield and The Old Schoolhouse.
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey is a non-profit lineage society who have been the stewards of Peachfield since 1965 and The Old Schoolhouse since 1951.
The Old Schoolhouse
Built in 1759, the Old Schoolhouse is recognized as the oldest surviving one-room schoolhouse in the state of New Jersey on its original foundation. Located in the heart of Mount Holly, we offer tours of The Old Schoolhouse in conjunction with community events and offer programs and tours by appointment.
Meet Our Staff
“Because Peachfield’s history spans four centuries and counting, it has a multi-layered history that gives it such a unique character. There is so much Peachfield can share with its surrounding community, for visitors of all ages.”Caroline Halfinger, Director
Purpose and Mission
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is an organization devoted to furthering an appreciation of our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service, and educational projects. The NSCDA was founded in 1891 and exists today as an unincorporated association of 45 corporate state societies with more than 15,000 members worldwide. The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey was founded in 1892.
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of New Jersey (NSCDA-NJ) is committed to the stewardship of its museum properties, Peachfield and the Old Schoolhouse. The Colonial Dames of New Jersey desire to preserve the buildings, lands, and collections to enrich and enlighten a diverse public. The story of change at these properties will be told to encourage the understanding of architectural, agricultural, and educational values through time.
“Each visitor to Peachfield and the Old Schoolhouse has a unique interaction with the sites, because of their dynamic histories. I’m excited to enhance these moments through accessible and interactive programming.”Mackenzie Tansey, Programs and Development Coordinator
Peachfield and the Old Schoolhouse are proud to be a part of the Great American Treasures Museum Alliance, a collection of American museums and historic sites stewarded by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Together they tell the story of America.
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Peachfield and the Old Schoolhouse are Blue Star Museum properties for active duty military and their families. Free admission is available with a valid military ID. This program is funded through the National Endowment for the Arts.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173‐1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps. Up to five family members are covered. Some special or limited‐time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find participating museums and plan your trip, visit arts.gov.
180 Burrs Road
Westampton, New Jersey 08060
The Old Schoolhouse
35 Brainerd Street
Mount Holly, New Jersey 08060
Current Office Hours at Peachfield
Tours Available by appointment only