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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
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. 

Batso Village
Wharton State Forest
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.

Historic Cold Spring Village
720 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
97 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.



Historic Towne of Smithville
Route 9 & Moss Mill Road, Smithville
609-652-7777 • 609-748-6160
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.

Tuckerton Seaport
120 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


Waterloo Village
Waterloo Road, Stanhope

Travel 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.


Wheaton Village
1501 Glasstown Road, Millville
800-998-4552 • 856-825-6800
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.




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