Discover South Jersey: A Guide to the Best Local Tours

South Jersey is a wonderful place to visit, with so many attractions and activities to enjoy. You can learn about the rich history and culture of the area, experience the beauty and diversity of nature, or indulge in some delicious local cuisine. There are tours for every taste and preference, whether you want to join a group, go solo, or have some family fun. Here are some of the best tours in South Jersey that you should try. You’ll find something for history lovers, 21+, spooky fans, self-guided explorers, and food enthusiasts. This is also a great source of information for your school projects, so don’t miss this opportunity to discover more about South Jersey. Let’s get started!

Local Tours & Things To Do in South Jersey

Local Tours: Walking + Museums

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Seward Johnson Sculptures Walking Tour

The Borough of Glassboro, in conjunction with Nexus Properties, is excited to announce the installation of six life-like sculptures on Rowan Blvd. and throughout Town Square. The sculptures depicting everyday life, will be the first installation of a rolling Seward Johnson Sculptures Walking Tour in Glassboro, NJ. 

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South Jersey By The Route

What better way to explore the eclectic landscape and offerings of South Jersey than a Visit South Jersey By The Route day trip! These convenient itineraries wrap-up the great things to see, do, and taste along some of South Jersey’s most popular routes. Each of them is as unique as you are and offers something for everyone–from one-of-a-kind eats and fine wines to science exhibits and nature exploration. You can view them as-you-go on your mobile device or print the convenient PDF. Start exploring today and we will see you down the road!

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Saddler’s Woods 

Saddler’s Woods Conservation Association (SWCA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, formed by Haddon Township residents who were active in the movement to save the woods from a development threat. Unfortunately, Saddler’s Woods had suffered decades of fragmentation and neglect. Since its preservation, SWCA volunteers have logged hundreds of hours restoring the woods and offering tours and educational programs.

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Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST)

The Haddonfield Outdoor Sculpture Trust (HOST) is an nonprofit (401c3) public art and education initiative that has populated downtown Haddonfield NJ with more than two dozen traditional and contemporary outdoor sculptures over the past decade.  All are Instagrammable, accessible 24/7 and walkable, including the world’s only Children’s Sculpture Zoo!

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Historic Mount Holly Walking Tours

Explore the nooks and crannies of local history! Our local tours are outdoors, small group, socially distanced, and masks are required. Thank you for respecting our safety! Enjoy Mount Holly, NJ’s beautiful historic downtown with a friendly local guide who will point out the homes and landmarks of the town. Tag along with us to explore the nooks and crannies of local history! Mount Holly traces its history all the way back to our colonial founding in 1677. From Revolutionary War battles to the reportedly haunted Historic Burlington County Prison Museum, Mount Holly is a hidden gem of a city with a ton of stories to tell! Mount Holly is the distinctive Seat of Burlington County, a small town city with plenty to see and do after your tour. Our guides can recommend all the places to shop, dine, and play throughout the downtown and beyond. Come see for yourself!

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Burlington Tours

Take a walk & see some of the best features Historic Downtown Burlington NJ has to offer while also learning about its historic roots. Burlington’s fascinating history dates all the way back to our colonial founding in 1677 when it was established as the first capital of New Jersey! From the earliest inhabitants who first populated these shores to the founding fathers and US Presidents who called Burlington home,  this is a hidden gem of a city with a ton of stories to tell! Burlington’s scenic riverfront promenade provides a beautiful unparalleled view of the Delaware River and historic Burlington Island.  With plenty to see and do in town after your tour, our guides can recommend all the best places throughout the downtown and beyond. Come see for yourself!

Historic Bordentown Walking Tours

We provide scheduled and private tours of downtown Bordentown. Come take a walk through the nooks and crannies of Historic Bordentown and learn something you didn’t know before! Bordentown’s fascinating history dates all the way back to our colonial founding in 1682. From Revolutionary War battles to the home of Joseph Bonaparte, the exiled King of Spain,  Bordentown is a hidden gem of a city with a ton of stories to tell! Bordentown is a charming city with plenty to see and do after your tour. Our guides can recommend all the places to shop, dine, and play throughout the downtown and beyond. Come see for yourself!

Burlington County’s African American History Walking Tour

Burlington County has been called the “Cradle of Emancipation.” No less than sixteen sites in nine municipalities, many directly related to the underground railroad movement, have been identified to demonstrate three centuries of transformation of the black community of Burlington County. The African American Historic sites brochure is now available online.

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Salem Historic Yuletide Tour

This year’s tour will feature the Woodstown Central Railroad who’ll have Santa himself on the train and offer a 30-minute Ride on the Rails. We will also host Salem Oak Vineyards, a live Nativity Scene, Revolutionary Reenactors, Carolers, over 20 locations to tour with more being planned. Of course, all planning requires money, and your ad will help visitors to have a great experience in our little town of Salem. Each year we target a special project in the community. This year we will make repairs to the historic Swedish Cabin on Market St.!

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Barclay Farmstead Museum

Step back in time at the Barclay Farmstead, a historical oasis in the heart of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Built in 1816 by a Quaker farmer, Joseph Thorn, the farmhouse and surrounding 32-acre property offers visitors an opportunity to observe and participate in the agrarian lifestyle that once dominated the South Jersey landscape. Now listed on the National & New Jersey Registers of Historic Places, the Barclay Farmstead is owned and operated by Cherry Hill Township.

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Historic Colestown Cemetery

Colestown Cemetery is the only remnant of the hamlet called Colestown, a small village founded in the late 1600’s. The historic cemetery has many figures buried including its founder, Samuel Coles, who passed in 1917. Many of the Coles family are buried there solidifying its historic nature. The familiar Gatehouse was built in 1858 and was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1975. The Grounds are open for visiting from dusk until dawn, 7 days a week. Please contact us at (856) 667-3533 if you have any questions, concerns or are interested in a tour.

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“Alive With History” Cemetery Walking Tour

The Cemetery Walking Tour is also a self guided walking tour and can be done at any pace you wish. It begins in the northern end of town at Trinity “Old Swedes” Church Cemetery, and winds through three other historic cemeteries before ending at Lake Park Cemetery. Many historical figures, which impacted the development of the town and state including a governor of New Jersey, veterans of the American Revolution, Civil War, Indian Wars and World Wars!

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Batsto Village

Two centuries of American history are available to visitors, with the Pinelands environment as a scenic backdrop. Batsto Village is administered by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Parks & Forestry. This site is nationally recognized for its historical significance and beauty. The roots of Batsto Village can be traced back to 1766. 

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Historic Smithville Park

Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton, with its centerpiece c. 1840 Greek Revival Mansion is set in one of the few remaining “intact” Victorian Industrial-era villages in the region. Filled with history and some fascinating architecture, Historic Smithville Park has experiences to offer visitors from all walks of life. 

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Red Bank Battlefield Park & The Whittall Hall

During the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Red Bank was successfully fought at Fort Mercer which was erected by the Americans north of the House. The battle was decisive for American troops and a great morale booster for American forces (the second victory after the one at Saratoga, New York, three days before). Afterwards, the wounded were brought into the House which was converted into a hospital for all those wounded in battle. Mrs. Whitall, who had remained behind, tended the wounded and gained a significant place in American history. On November 19th, the Fort was destroyed and Americans moved on. The Whitall’s, forced to vacate also, returned on April 20, 1778. Learn about the park’s rich historic heritage with self-guided signage on the battlefield. Stroll along riverfront pathways with panoramic views of the Delaware River. Picnic under the pavilions or in the shady grove of trees.

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Woodstown Central Railroad

Come join us for a captivating train excursion through the Southern New Jersey countryside. This historic rail line dating back to 1863 will lead you on a journey back in time to when riding the rails were a part of everyday life, and traveling by train was an event in itself. We are proud to recapture the legacy of the golden age of railroading as we invite you aboard. From our scenic excursions to themed events and family-friendly train rides, we offer something for everyone.

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Whitesbog Village

Whitesbog Village is an early 20th century company town and agricultural community. In the early 1900’s, Whitesbog was the largest cranberry farm in New Jersey. Its founder, Joseph J. White, was a nationally recognized leader in the cranberry industry. In 1916, Elizabeth C. White collaborated with Dr. Frederick A. Coville of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and successfully developed the first cultivated blueberry here at Whitesbog. Whitesbog Village’s grounds are open from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year, as part of the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest.

Local Tours for Foodies:

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Haddonfield Food Tour

Whether you’re from out of town or a local, Haddonfield has something for everyone. On this food tour journey, sample tasty dishes of Haddonfield as you walk through the beautiful colonial streets of downtown and learn about its history. You’ll enjoy international food, starting with Thailand, Great Britain, and then off to the Mediterranean. We’ll work our way towards tasty Thai cuisine and then head a few doors down for authentic British comfort food. A hand-made assortment of Greek cuisine will also be available to tickle the palate. Plus, a poutine dish with a twist you will not forget. Enjoy a sampling of quenching brews at Kings Road Brewing Company while on this tour.

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Collingswood Food Tours

Lined with great restaurants, shops, and entertainment, and is easily accessible by car and rail. We invite you to take a tour of this wonderful town while sampling global flavors along the way. Prepare your palate for delicious traditional and modern Indian Cuisine. You’ll also have an opportunity to eat a fresh, chef-prepared fried chicken sandwich from Haddon Culinary. We’ll whisk you away, just several blocks down the road, to taste the flavors of Mexico in several authentic handcrafted dishes. Next, enjoy a unique tasting experience of international olive oils and vinegars. Stop by a modern patisserie for a bite and a bakery lesson from the pastry chef.  Plus, sample beverages from a carefully curated list of wellness products. If you like nostalgic candy and chocolate indulgence, you won’t want to miss this candy shop visit of sweet heaven.

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Bordentown City Food Tours

Sample the delicious flavors that this little hidden gem of a town has to offer. Bordentown is easily accessible from the River Line light rail system, located on West Park Avenue. This three-hour walking food tour will include historical information about the town during the American Revolution and a beautiful art gallery stop. As you travel down the streets of Bordentown, you’ll see many sights, including the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the first female sculptor and spy.Head down the block for upscale Italian cuisine, where you’ll get to sample traditional and not-so-traditional items made with a modern twist. Enjoy homemade pasta from the newest restaurant on the tour.  Taste gourmet pizza with hand-picked ingredients – this is one you haven’t tried before. We encourage you to save room for a flavorful street food treat from an American, Italian and Spanish fusion restaurant. Finish up the tour with chocolates, candy and ice cream!

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Burlington City Food Tour

If you are looking for a little more history on a walking food tour, then you don’t want to miss our newest venture in Burlington City. Our first tour stop includes the Armed Forces Heritage Museum, which highlights the history of the military in New Jersey and the neighboring regions. The Armed Forces Heritage Museum is located at the James Lawrence House. James Lawrence is a Naval War Hero from the War of 1812 and “Don’t Give Up The Ship!” battle cry fame. Also, visit the James Fenimore Cooper House (birthplace of author of “The Last of the Mohicans”). Listen to the stories and see artifacts and furnishings at both locations.

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Mount Holly Food Tours

Mount Holly was a part of the Revolutionary War in the Battle of Iron Works Hill. Treasured sites still stand today and remind locals and visitors of the rich history of this town. Nestled between Mount Holly history are delicious eateries that definitely require a visit. This three-hour food tour will include historical information about the town as you walk through the narrow streets. You’ll taste what The Robin’s Nest is known for and that’s their homemade soups. We’ll stop by the multi-award winning Kitchen87 for a Mexican breakfast. The newest restaurant on the block is Best Taste Caribbean Cuisine for a taste of Jamaican food. The tour will also consist of a visit to Village Idiot Brewing Company for a choice of craft beers. Visit RG Gallery for an African art presentation. To wrap up the tour, there will be a sweet treat at Vincent’s Homemade Ice Cream and Greek treats at The Sweet Spot.

Local Tours For Adults 21+:

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City Brew Tours

There’s no better way to celebrate any occasion than sharing an afternoon or evening with your friends, family, or coworkers. From 5 to 500 guests, we at City Brew Tours can customize any tour to your needs and budget. With a City Brew Tour, there is no limit to the kind of event you can plan!

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South Jersey Wine & Brew Tours

Our private tours are designed to pick you up at the location of your choice. We will plan the most efficient trail for you as well as handle the reservations for your party at each stop. We are familiar with each establishment including their fees, events, schedules and personality. Your tour will begin at the time we pick you up in one of our luxury vehicles and end when we drop you off at the location of your choice. 

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Two Bridges Wine, Beer, and Spirit Trail

Taking it’s name from the Delaware Memorial and Walt Whitman Bridges,  the Two Bridges Wine, Beer, & Spirits Trail takes visitors on a tour of wineries, vineyards, breweries, and distilleries.  Enjoy the scenery of South Jersey’s coastal and watershed areas, its wild forests, and the lands carved by the Delaware River as you cross from vineyard to vineyard, sampling the local color and culture of the area. 

Cruises, Motor Coach and Air Tours:

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We operate escorted motor coach trips, air tours and cruise vacations departing from the South Jersey area. We also have independent travel counselors who can provide individual travel services to all of our clients. Over the years thousands of people have traveled with us. The friends we have made on the many travel experiences have provided fond memories that are priceless to Charlie, Bea and Mason as well as our entire staff!