Historic South Jersey Sites

by R. Cohen | Dec 17, 2007
Historic South Jersey Sites South Jersey is rich in history and has many historic sites that take you back in time and give you an opportunity to really get a feel for what life was like here before microwave ovens and MP3 players. Take a tour of some of South Jersey's historic sites.

Start your trip in Camden County at the Indian King Tavern Museum in Haddonfield. The tavern was built in 1750 and was a hot spot for activity and to-be-famous visitors. It is the site of the origination of the State from a colony in 1777, when the assembly met to vote on the historic act. It boasts famous visitors such as; Dolly Payne Madison, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

Enjoy the beautiful colonial architecture and sense the presence of patriots long gone. Located at 223 Kings Highway East visiting hours are Wednesday through Friday 9am to noon and 1-4pm; Saturday 10am to noon and 1-4pm; and Sunday 1-4pm.

Not far from Haddonfield is the Camden County Historical Museum known as Pomona Hall. Located at Park Boulevard and Euclid Ave. in the Parkside section of Camden it is open to the public Sunday from 1-5pm and Tuesday through Thursday from 12:30 through 4:30pm. The museum holds many exhibits of the life and times of the area during the 18th and 19th centuries. Pomona Hall is a 1788 Georgian style home with an open hearth occasionally used for cooking demonstrations for visitors. You will love browsing through this old estate filled with the character of the colonial era.

A little further south and you can visit the Gloucester County Historic Museum located at 58 N. Broad St. in Woodbury. The 18th century home has been restored and open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4pm, the last Saturday of the month from 2-5pm and the last Sunday of the month from 2-5pm. Please check with the museum before visiting. The museum offers special exhibits throughout the year aside from their usually fine displays. They also have a gift shop where you can purchase reproduction glass and other unique items. They are closed during the months of July and August.

So the next time you just have to get out of the house or really need to do something different, plan a historic day and visit some of these rich and intriguing sites.

For more South Jersey History, visit our History page.

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Author: R. Cohen

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