Cumberland County ...NJ

Great Day Trips:

Great places to find Local History,
                                              Live and in person.

Wheaton Village

South Jersey has always been known for it's talented glass blowers. 

Museum of American Glass

Music & Storytelling

Down Jersey Folklife Center

New Sweden Farmstead

New Sweden

Another fun place to spend a day or an afternoon:

   Dutch Neck Village

Country Living Museums:

The original site contains farm and shop tools that were used by farmers in the early 1900's.

The "new" location features a display of glassware, kitchen utensils, World War II era memorabilia, restored antique clocks, sewing machines, and typewriters. 


Also, at Dutch Neck Village

Don't miss The Old Hickory Arboretum And Display Garden

Other Nearby Living History Sites

East to the Shore and North of the Mullica River,


Batsto Village

home of Batsto Iron Works


A little further north to Tuckerton and you will find 

   Tuckerton Seaport  


Down Route 50 to Cape May County, there is always something going on:

Stroll the shaded lanes of Historic Cold Spring Village

The History of Cold Spring, NJ


Click on this picture to link to a fun entrance,

Historic Cold Spring Village

More Great things to see and do in Cumberland County.

Cumberland County Trail Sites

on the

New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail

South Jersey's
 Glasstown Arts District

Millville NJ

Every Third Friday - 6 till ???, galleries, shops & restaurants open late.  Artists receptions.  Music.   Hotest Event in South Jersey!


Cumberland County Lighthouses

Thirty-second Lighthouse Expedition.

An interesting account of a tour of NJ Light houses in 1998,
 some great photos.

The Maurice River Historical Society is restoring the East Point Lighthouse.

It is worth the trip to go have a look, as you can see in this Photo Gallery at the NJ Lighthouse Society Page.                                         East Point Lighthouse  

If you have a boat, be sure to check out my favorite lighthouse and a great history. I just found this site and it's great! 

Ship John Shoal Lighthouse


For more information on Lighthouses Near Cumberland County

Bridgeton, the county seat and a lot of interesting history.

Visit the Bridgeton Historic Distirct 

take the Walking Tour

NJ Coastal Heritage Trail Route

Maritime History Trail

Delaware Bay Schooner Project

A. J. Meerwald

Spend the day in Greenwich: (read the history before your trip.)

Cumberland County Historic Society

 Gibbon House

 The Prehistorical Museum in Greenwich

The John DuBois  Maritime Museum

Tea Burning Monument

Historic Sites on the official NJ state website

It includes some good sites, but missed a lot of others...

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