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Kip's Castle

Essex County Kip's Castle is open to the public for self-guided tours of the first floor only as follows:
April 1 - June 30, 2014
Tuesday – Friday, noon to 3pm
Grounds are open dawn to dusk all year.
Please call in advance to confirm operating hours. The Castle will be entering phase two of an on-going restoration project and may be closed without advance notice.

Rent Kip's Castle For Your Next Event

For additional questions or to reserve space for an upcoming event, please contact Lisa Payne, Special Event Coordinator at 973-239-7056.

Tiffany Window Tours at Essex County Kipís Castle- Sept. 6 & Oct. 4

Special Event Rentals FAQs

Kips Castle Special Event Application

Hours of Operation

The grounds are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Please feel free to walk around and picnic on the lawn.

The main castle building is home to the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Office hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm. For information, please call 973-239-2465.

The carriage house consists only of County offices and is not open to the general public.


Upcoming Events

Date Time Event
June 7th   Free Friday Flicks at Kip's Castle: June 7-28.pdf



From the Garden State Parkway: Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 145 for Route 280 West.  Proceed using directions “From Route 280.”

From the NJ Turnpike:  Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 15W for Route 280 West.  Proceed using directions “From Route 280.”

From Route 280:  Take Route 280 to Exit 8B. Follow Prospect Avenue/CR-577 NORTH towards Cedar Grove.  This road turns into Pompton Avenue/Route 23.  Turn RIGHT onto Westover Road. Turn LEFT onto Crestmont Road. 






County of Essex
Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs
Kip's Castle Park
22 Crestmont Road, Verona, NJ 07044


Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs
115 Clifton Ave, Newark, NJ 07104 ~ (T) 973-268-3500 ~ (F) 973-481-5302
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