Alexander Adams Homestead
31 A Auble Rd.
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Located in the Delaware River Region of western New Jersey, The Alexander Adams Homestead is comprised of several historic buildings including our two-story 1730 Moravian stone cottage, which will provide you with privacy and cozy accommodations.
Allaire Village is a 19th Century village listed on the NJ and National
Registers of Historic Places. It is named after James P. Allaire,
who owned Howell Iron Works Company in the 1830s. Located within
the village are a museum and gift shop, a carpenter shop and working
blacksmith, a general store, a bakery, a carriage house, a church
and row houses.
Route 543, Batso
Batsto Village, now a part of Wharton State Forrest, was established
in the late 1700's as a bog iron and glass making industrial center.
Currently it reflects the agricultural and commercial enterprises
that existed at the site in the late 19th century. See for yourself
how our founding fathers lived and built this thriving Village with
tours of the buildings, Grist Mill, Water Powered Wood Mill, Mansion,
General Store, Stables and a Museum. A gift shop offers original
iron and glass products and other antiques from the village.
Cold Spring Village
Route 9, Cape May
Historic Cold Spring Village, named after the spring of sparkling
water that bubbled up through the salt marshes, is a 22 building
village where visitors can experience the sights and sounds of yesteryear
as costumed interpreters portray life of the 1850s. Live demonstrations
are held daily by a blacksmith working over a fiery forge, a potter
that turns pots on a foot powered kickwheel, horse drawn carriages,
a storyteller reciting tales of early Cape May County, a baker cooking
food in front of your eyes and more. Special events are held on
the weekends throughout the season, including a two day Civil War
Weekend which introduces students to the everyday life of Civil
War soldier. Special events are held throughout the week including
storytelling, children's crafts and wagon rides for a nominal fee.
Numerous Cap May Train packages are available which include a lighthouse
trip, a trip to the fairgrounds, a visit to the Cape May County
Zoo and a trolley tour. Open Memorial Day Weekend until Late
June: Open weekends only. Late June until Labor Day: Open Daily.
Labor Day until Mid September: Open weekends only. 10 am until 4:30 pm
Dutch Neck Village
Trench Road, Bridgeton
Dutch Neck Village is a quaint country village consisting of a variety
of unique shops which feature items that are not readily found elsewhere.
The Reading Rabbit Book Store and Exchange features a unique blend
of books and offers 50% off books that have been previously read.
The Holly Hut offers candles, potpourri, dried flowers, and hand
painted gifts. The Yankee Candle Club is available to guests who
want to purchase in bulk. The Perk & Pantry features specialty
gourmet food and coffee as well as custom made gift baskets. When
you start to get hungry, stroll into The Country Rose for a homemade
meal with warm and friendly service. Located within the Village
is the Country Living Museum where visitors can see what it was
like to be a farmer back in the early 1900s. On display are items
such as farm and shop tools, glassware, milk bottles and appliances,
farm related books, papers, manuals and magazines. The Old Hickory
Arboretum is home to 3 acres and nearly 200 different varieties
of plants, trees, and shrubs, many of which are labeled. Their hickory
tree, nearly 100 years old, is easily noticeable within the village.
The Village School-Teacher Center offers an extensive line of educational
supplements to educate children from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.
An abundance of picnic tables allows visitors to eat outside or
just relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
Towne of Smithville
9 & Moss Mill Road, Smithville
Return to the 1700s with a trip to the Towne of Historic Smithville
and Village Greene. Located within Smithville is the Smithville
Inn, which was originally built 2 years before George Washington became
President and is now home to a 42 seat restaurant. In addition to
it's historic atmosphere, Smithville is also a shopper's paradise.
Over 60 shops offer items such as candles, Christmas collectibles,
Celtic gifts, personalized gifts, Hawaiian treasures, fine chocolates,
historic items, antiques, psychic readings, arts & crafts, Southwest
items, tobacco, books & music, jewelry and much more. When hunger
sets in, they have numerous eateries and taverns where you can order
anything from pretzels and pizza to an authentic German smorgasbord
dinner. For the children, they have a carousel, paddleboats, miniature
golf and a steam train which are open during warm weather. Open
7 days a week year round from 11am until 6pm.
West Main Street, Tuckerton
Step back in time with a trip to Tuckerton Seaport and see how Baymen
lived and worked on the ocean, bays and creeks of New Jersey. The
Tucker's Island Lighthouse relives the history of the NJ Lighthouses
and their keepers and includes artifacts of the Barnegat Bay Decoy
and Baymen's Museum. Napoleon Kelly's Oyster Home exhibits and displays
artifacts depicting the history of oystering. The Tuckerton Yacht
Club houses numerous interactive exhibits displaying the coastal environment
as well as a maritime research library. Hurley Conkin's Decoy Shop
exhibits master decoy carver's work. Parson's Clam and Oyster House
demonstrates how shellfish is harvested how to catch clams. Perrine
Boat Works shows how the Sneakbox was built and classes are offered
in building and repairing them. Joe Dayton's Sawmill will demonstrate
how locally harvested trees are used to build wood products as well
as boats. When you get hungry, Skeeters Seafood Cafe and Bar will
satisfy your appetite with a taste of the Barnegat Bay. Open
Daily: 10am to 5pm. Summer: 10am - Dusk
back 300 years to a village that was originally settled in the 1750's.
The village consists of 28 buildings and structures, including a
working grist/saw mill, blacksmith shop and re-created Lenape village.
The new and expanded Museum Shop contains a variety of affordable
souvenirs for children and adults. In other shops, you will find
unique gifts, handcrafted items, sundries, pottery, wood items,
handcrafted southwest pottery, jewelry, soapstone carvings and more.
Back by popular demand is an authentic hay wagon ride which leisurely
rides past the Wellington House and along the canal. Bud and Lou,
the resident Belgium horses, lead the way. Concerts and special
events are usually held every weekend.
Glasstown Road, Millville
Wheaton Village consists of several unique attractions. The T.C
Wheaton Glass Factory has skilled glassblowers transforming hot
molten glass into bottles, vases and other glass items. Demonstrations
are held daily and you can sign up to make your own paperweight.
The Museum of American Glass is the largest museum in the United
States which dedicates the preserving history of glass making and
also holds the world's largest (7'8" tall) bottle. The 20,000
square foot Museum houses over 6,500 pieces of their permanent collection
including bottles, 19th Century paperweights, tableware, art nouveau
and other glass artist's work. The Down Jersey Folklife Center is
a research center exhibiting the traditions which make up the heritage
of the Southern Counties of New Jersey. The Center provides tours
for students and adults and sponsors live performances throughout
Wheaton Village. Other attractions include the C.P. Huntington Train
which offers visitors a ride through the Pinelands, the 1876 built
Centre Grove Schoolhouse and the Tinsmith Shop which demonstrates
on the weekends. Open year round. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving,
Christmas and New Year's Day.