For Immediate Release
Contact: Deborah Gilleran
Experience the Beauty of Fall at Georgian Court University
Campus Tours Offered to the Community on Select Tuesdays
Lakewood, N.J., Aug. 29, 2008—Experience local history and beauty this fall with a Tuesday morning tour of the Georgian Court University campus in Lakewood. Guided tours include the historic Mansion, Casino, and Raymond Hall Complex, as well as the unique, lush gardens on the campus grounds.
Georgian Court University's 156-acre Lakewood campus is a National Historic Landmark. Among the historic buildings being toured are the Mansion, the Georgian-style winter home of millionaire George Jay Gould and his family. Dating from the late 1800s, the Mansion and many of the other estate buildings and gardens were designed by Bruce Price, the famous New York architect. The campus is also an arboretum, filled with many exotic tree species as well as some of the largest pine, oak, and fir trees in Ocean County.
“The campus is a beautiful place to stroll around. As you walk under the trees and past the detailed architecture and statues, you really feel the grandeur of the Gilded Age estate,” says Mary Cranwell, director of conferences and special events.
The tour takes about 90 minutes and includes approximately 45 minutes of outdoor walking on uneven and partially uphill paths. The walking tour is not wheelchair accessible. In the event of inclement weather, the walking tour will be abbreviated, and a video program will be substituted.
Tours are available on the following Tuesdays: September 16 and 30 and October 7, 14, and 21. All tours begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Mansion. Tickets are $10 per person, which includes light refreshments after the tour. Reservations are required.
For more information and to make reservations, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.
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