Tusculum (Princeton, New Jersey)

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Tusculum
TUSCULUM, PRINCETON, MERCER COUNTY, NJ.jpg
Tusculum (Princeton, New Jersey) is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Tusculum (Princeton, New Jersey)
Tusculum (Princeton, New Jersey) is located in New Jersey
Tusculum (Princeton, New Jersey)
Tusculum (Princeton, New Jersey) is located in the United States
Tusculum (Princeton, New Jersey)
Location166 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Coordinates40°21′56.5″N 74°40′16.2″W / 40.365694°N 74.671167°W / 40.365694; -74.671167Coordinates: 40°21′56.5″N 74°40′16.2″W / 40.365694°N 74.671167°W / 40.365694; -74.671167
Area20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built1773
NRHP reference #78003171
NJRHP #1755[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 5, 1978
Designated NJRHPApril 15, 1977

Tusculum is a country estate in Princeton, New Jersey, built in 1773 for John Witherspoon, president of Princeton University and signer of the Declaration of Independence. It is named after the Roman town of Tusculum, which was home to the country villa of Marcus Tullius Cicero.[2] The property was often visited by George Washington and his wife, Martha, during Witherspoon's tenure as president of Princeton University.[3] In 2013 the home was sold for $5.5 million.[4]

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  1. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places — Mercer County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection — Historic Preservation Office. April 5, 2013. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Greiff, Constance. "Tusculum". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ "Historic Tusculum estate in Princeton sells for $5.5M at auction". NJ.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  4. ^ Davis, Mike (November 8, 2013). "Historic Tusculum estate in Princeton sells for $5.5M at auction". Times of Trenton.