South Jersey Area Historic Sites
Battleship New Jersey Museum, Camden
America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded.
Camden County Historical Society, Camden
Located on Camden's eastern border with Collingswood, the three-building Camden County Historical Society (CCHS) complex is one of the area's largest public history facilities. CCHS is dedicated to perserving, celebrating and educating the public about the county's richly diverse history.
Haddonfield Historical District, Haddonfield
856-429-1304 or 856-216-7253
More than 400 buildings of Colonial and Victorian architecture and the Fire Company #1 Museum. Haddonfield is home to Greenfield Hall and Samuel Mickle House, circa 1736. The museum features period furnishings and NJ glass. Both houses are listed on the National Historic Registry.
Indian King Tavern House Museum, Haddonfield
Haddonfield's Indian King Tavern is one of New Jersey's most historic buildings. Named for the local Lenape Indians, it is a premiere example of eighteenth-century colonial tavern architecture as well as the site where New Jersey was legally created.
Pomona Hall, Camden
Georgian-style colonial home and with a NJ history rich library. The museum features displays of Camden's special contributions to the region, including early Victor Talking Machines.
Walt Whitman House, Camden
A national historic landmark, the house provides and intimate glimpse into the life of the famous American poet. Original letters and other personal belongings are on display for all to see.
Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly
Great stop for history buffs, this cemetery was established in 1864 for those killed in the Civil War. 45,000 soldiers of all wars are buried here.
Bordentown Historical Society, Bordentown
Home of the first free public school in the U.S., Thomas Paine's home and memorial statue, and the Gilder House Museum. Walking tours of the town available.
Burlington City Historic District
Quaint Colonial city dating back to 1677. Homes of John Hoskins, Ulysses S. Grant and more. Walking tours of the town available.
Burlington County Historical Society, Burlington
Tour the homes of James Fenimore Cooper and Capt. James Lawrence, the Bard-How house, the museum gallery and the Delia Biddle Pugh Library.
Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences/Mount Holly Library
Housed in the Langstaff Mansion c. 1829, the Lyceum collection includes rare 18th and 19th century books and documents, including the original Lyceum charter signed by King George III in 1765. Collection available by appointment.
Fort Dix Military Museum, Fort Dix
Features military memorabilia, vehicles and tours.
Historic Batsto Village, Batsto
609-561-3262 or 609-561-0024
Restored 19th-century Pine Barrens village located within Wharton State Park.
Powhatan Lenape Nation, Rankokus Indian Reservation, Rancocas
The American Indian Our American Indian Heritage Museum offers a unique, multifaceted look at American Indian culture. Professional staff will take you on a guided tour of our exhibits. In addition to viewing contemporary American Indian artwork, visitors will learn about American Indian history, culture and traditions. Guided tours are geared specifically to our visitors. Knowledgeable American Indian staff provides detailed and fascinating explanations of our numerous exhibits, as well as information about American Indian history! Festivals each May and October.
Smith-Cadbury Mansion, Moorestown
Home to the Historical Society of Moorestown, this home has one of the finest collections of Quaker clothing in New Jersey.
Smithville Mansion, Eastampton
This Greek Revival owners' mansion circa 1840 is the centerpiece of the beautiful Smithville Park.