Join us for a tour of fascinating historic sites and discover Greenwoods’ connection to Newark, NJ.
$125 per person. Please see itinerary below.
10:00 a.m. Depart Greenwood Gardens
Park in Visitor’s Parking Lot at Greenwood Gardens to board transportation.
10:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m. Military Park
Historic Military Park, serves as the central downtown gathering space for the Newark community and its visitors to enjoy together. The park houses the famous statue, Wars of the Americas, by the renowned sculptor Gutzon Borglum, who created Mount Rushmore.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Greater Newark Conservancy
The Greater Newark Conservancy promotes environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s urban communities. Occupying a beautiful historic synagogue in Newark’s central ward, the organization runs outstanding community programs including: Newark Youth Leadership Project, Community Greening, and a Youth Farmers stand selling fresh produce harvested from two urban farms that produce literally thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables every year.
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Newark Museum Ballantine House
Built in 1885 for Jeannette and John Holme Ballantine of the celebrated Newark beer-brewing family, this brick and limestone mansion originally had 27 rooms, including eight bedrooms and three bathrooms.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch at Hobby’s Delicatessen
Hobby’s was rated a top 10 Jewish Deli in the United Stated by Food & Wine Magazine in 2019.
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Travel back to Greenwood Gardens for beer tasting
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Beer Tasting
Enjoy an interesting selection cold of beers and toast Christian Feigenspan, one of the original owners of the Greenwood Garden’s property.
Point Out from Bus: Feigenspan Mansion, Krueger Scott Mansion & Court Street Garden.
The ornate Victorian-era Krueger-Scott Mansion, rising above Newark on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard is a remnant of the city’s powerful industrial era. The 26-room mansion was built between 1887 and 1889 by Gottfried Krueger, a German immigrant turned wealthy beer baron.