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St. John of God students visit Whitall House

St. John of God students visit Whitall House

(National Park, NJ) – Today students from St. John of God visited the historic James and Ann Whitall House to see the ornaments and decorations that they helped make for the James and Anne Whitall House Holiday tours.

The Whitall House annual candlelight tours take place today, Friday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9 from 3 to 9 p.m. Due to the popularity of the candlelight tours Sunday, December 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. has been added. 

Freeholder Frank J. DiMarco, Liaison to the Department of Parks, said, "The students really enjoyed their tour today, and the cookies.  I appreciate how much they enthusiasm they have for history and for the holiday season. I hope they come back every year." 

Families will be able to see the Whitall House decorated in natural elements that the colonists would have incorporated into their seasonal decorating, such as pinecones, and other items that can be found around the area in forests, fields, meadows and riverbanks. 

The Candlelight Tour is a free event for all ages to attend and enjoy and is a service of the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders. 

The Whitall House is located in Red Bank Battlefield, at 100 Hessian Ave., National Park, NJ. 

For more information about the Whitall House visit the Whitall House on Facebook at or call 856-853-5120.  

To view a full listing of upcoming events go to 

More photos attached withvolunteers who are decorating and Freeholder Frank DiMarco and Dr. JenniferJanofsky, Curator, The Whitall House at Red Bank Battlefield.